Christina and Whitney have just returned from their amazing German wine adventure and have a lot of über interesting info to share! They are talking things like red slate spiciness, the “Margarita Effect,” crazy steep vineyards and doppelstücks. Finally, find out why they dubbed their group the Ausfahrt Gang. Yeah.
The gang: Matt Walls, Talia Baiocchi, Nicolas Contenta and Whitney and Christina pictured below with their super fantastisch driver Stefan and amazing winemaker Willi Schaefer in his steep as hell Dompropst vineyard in Graach, Mosel.
PS- the title of this podcast is totally stolen from one of Leitz‘s cleverly named wines- Eins Zwei Dry!
The Crush featured Germany waaaaay back in Podcast 11. Check it out, if you missed it the first time!
Verband Deutscher Prädikats aka the VDP is the association of the leading wine estates of Germany.
The German Wine Queen is being crowned later this month! Pictured below: the gang in Rheinhessen with Rheinhessen’s current Wine Princess Lisa Schafer (on the left)!
Germany’s up and coming young wine-grower generation.
Favorite meal- Wein & Tafelhaus in Trittenheim. We drank the 2008 AJ Adam Dhron Hofberg Feinherb Spatlese.
Many thanks to the German Wine Institute for being such fabulous hosts as well as all of the winemakers that gave so generously of their time, stories and wine!