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.