Enjoy great German wine and learn about it, too!

By Jan Schüler

Updated October 27, 2022 01:22 pm

If you are like most people, chances are when you think of German wine, you think of three things: sweet, white and Riesling. But the reality of German wine today is very different, and we are pleased to make the point with a collection of German wines that will completely change your perception. Until the end of the year, we are offering three curated selections of wines that debunk the old myths. You can purchase these selections individually, but we are offering a 10% discount if you purchase the entire fall selection – six wines each for October, November, and December – as a package. You can order by following this link

In October, we’re offering a crash course in the wines of Baden, one of Germany’s most dynamic wine regions. Baden’s location in the far south of Germany makes it possible to grow stellar Pinot Blanc (Weisser Burgunder), Pinot Gris (Grauer Burgunder) and Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder), grapes that are more often associated with the warmer climates of France and Italy. The selection is rounded out with an example of Chasselas, a grape that was almost forgotten a generation ago. And don’t worry if you can’t order before the end of October. The selection will still be available in November.

The Alte Wache – Haus der Badischen Weine. We discovered here one of the producers that you will find in the October Selection.

November’s selection is six eye-opening Pinot Noirs that make the case for German red wine and would be perfect for Thanksgiving. 

A case of Flutwein from Weingut Nelles, one of the producers you will find in our November Selection

And in December, we’re offering a range of world-class, Champagne Method sparkling wines.  These include wines made from 100% Riesling, a blanc de noirs that spends six years on the lees before release and a rare example of a rosé sparkling wine made entirely from Pinot Meunier.

The December Selection line up of Top German Sparkling wines.

In addition, you will also find a selection of Silvaner, an under-appreciated grape that makes thrilling dry white wines in the Franken (Franconia) region of Bavaria. These wines, from the famous Bürgerspital, in Würzburg, in their distinctive flask-shaped bottles, will make you remember 2022 as the year you discovered Silvaner.

And yes, there is also a selection of Riesling from several of Germany’s most prestigious producers…and there’s nothing sweet about any of them.