Still somewhat of a mystery, German wines are experiencing a refreshing renewal. Steeped in tradition and the rich heritage of Old World wines (Germany’s oldest vineyards were planted in the Roman period!), they offer a broad range of modern and versatile choices—a variety of reds, whites and even oranges that are generally dry (trocken) and refined. There’s certainly something for everyone, including half-dry (halbtrocken), semi-sweet and sweet wines (süss). Pleasant and fresh with low to moderate alcohol levels, German wines are perfect for every occasion, from tasting to toasting.

Thorle Dry Riesling Rheinhessen 2019

This biodynamic wild-fermented offering is a sheer delight. Superbly balanced and fantastically aromatic, it evokes apple, pear and lime. The first impression invigorates as it leads to a delicious minerality and slight smokiness. It’s the perfect choice for pre-dinner drinks or a seafood entrée. With snow crab? Divine! 

Hans Baer Pinot Noir Rheinhessen

Rheinhessen, Germany’s largest wine-growing region, sits to the south where the Rhine twists and turns. Local spätburgunder (pinot noir), which requires a lot of care, relies on cherry and strawberry notes elevated by peppery accents. Supple and silky smooth, it complements Portuguese-style chicken and even your favourite all-dressed pizza!

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