EP 881 Dry German Riesling Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk nerds it up with some very interesting and high end Rieslings from Germany.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Heymann Lowenstein Schieferterrassen RieslingMosel Riesling
2009 Leitz Riesling Alte Reben Rudesheimer Berg KaisersteinfelsRheingau Riesling
2008 Keller Klaus Westhofen Kirchspiel Riesling Trocken GgMosel Riesling

Links mentioned in todays episode.

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Any Riesling fans, if they have not already, should go out and get and read “Reading Between the Wines,” by Terry Thiese. It’s a lovely book, and 3/4ths is spent in some way celebrating German Rieslings.

Great show! Happy New Year – 2011 !!

Tags: review, Riesling, white, wine, wines

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  • Ah, now I got it! Erzeugerabfรผllung! lol!

  • zanne_70

    Never had a German Riesling – yet! Definitely need to get on that…

    QOTD: Probably Germany, but would rather see Spain.


    Love German Rieslings and truly is the most misunderstood category by the casual wine drinker- not that their labels help any – but most people tend to think they are just all sweet wines-and most I know take the bottle and shove it in the refridge or keep in the cooler of ice- I like it chilled not iced cold though and generally I serve it 55-60 degrees-which will keep a glass cool long enough even on hot days-

    5'10″ is the new 6ft


    QOTD: Canada

  • Interesting episode.
    An episode about Austrian Riesling would also be great.

    QOTD: if wishful thinking is allowed: Japan
    else: Germany

  • Allan

    Fint nok! Bare du ikke er ansat af Atomwine, HAHA! Men de har en masse Okei do kie sager, det er rigtigt!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Allan


  • Allan

    Welcome to this funky-ass comments-section!

  • Allan

    Too baaaaaaaaad!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Allan

    The Camenere Cup, yes!

  • Allan

    Ha Ha cool! Rock on dotcomgal!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Allan

    Yeah, let’s nerd it up a bit!!!!!

  • Allan

    GV did his upmost, but failed once again, sorry GV! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lar

    Answer to your QOTD. After their display against England, I think Germany could do it, great match lined up in the quarters against Argentina.

    My QOTD back to you, Gary, is there a Frencg word for Schadenfreude?

  • nitaT

    Riesling.. like it. Going to look for the Leitz..

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  • Mauricio_Fernandes

    QODT: BRAZIL !!!

    The final contender will be decided on the Germany x Argentina game, they are playing very well.

  • Phil G

    Visited the Mosel area with a friend and we stopped by Willi Schaefer and Fritz Haag wineries – that were making some great wines and were really nice people (actually met with both proprietor?s sons, who were also in the business). Good stuff.

  • Emilia

    OK. Great show. But, since when is the “ei” combo pronounced “ee”?

  • Allan

    Gary Vaynerchuk, please bring your dad Sasha on The Show. . . . . . . . . . .

    P – L – E – A – S – E ! ! !

    *Remember to bring some food*


  • Allan

    “One Vaynernation under a groove, gettin' down just for the funk of it…..

    Nuthin' can stop us now…..!”

  • Allan

    I have to agree, both sublime producers. I've had some very memorable experiences with Fritz Haag. There's a great purity to his wines. His sweet wines are the top!

    But if you like dry wines, please try Georg Breuer.

  • Allan

    I agree their labels could be better, it can be confusing some times. You simply have to know the producer. Good to see you again KAHUNA ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope everything is well.

  • Allan

    That's just a pity, get on those German Rieslings. Some wonderful experiences awaits ๐Ÿ™‚

  • angelatcarslon

    Love the Riesling!
    Gary, you gotta try Leitz's “Ein Zwei Dry”. It's seriously like Slate meets Sweet Tarts!

    Also, shows on Aged & Sparkling Rieslings would be nice.
    They can bring serious Thunder to the table & palate.

    Other Dry Rieslings that are delicious and great values:
    2008 Winter Riesling Trocken (Rhienhessen): 1 L: $14.50 (CA)
    2006 Dr. Pauly Bergweiler Noble House Riesling (Mosel): 750 ml: $12 (CA)

    I'm planning on having a Riesling & Pork Party on my birthday this year.
    Here's the line-up:
    2007 Chateau St. Michelle/Dr. Loosen Eroica Riesling
    2007 Saint M Riesling (German bottling of above project)
    2006 Wiengut Becker Landgraf Im Felsenkeller Riesling Olberg Auslese (Wow!)

    BTW, Dr. Loosen's “Dr. L” was one of Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2009, scored 90 pts. and usually retails for $12 or less. Bright, fresh, clean, a “shoulder” off-dry with a zesty finish. Yummy!

    QOTD: Go Germany!

  • Cardiff_Kie

    QOTD: Argentina

  • Allan

    I agree 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000% Messi rules!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • mattgmann

    brown bags??

  • Allan

    blue bags??

  • Ufpog

    This show was great, but some of the interviews were awesome. Kermit Lynch – outstanding guest. Cheers….QOTD Germany…..it is nice to stay in small towns on the Mosel for a couple of days sometimes….nice part of the country.

  • Jarvis

    Brazil get my vote.

  • Allan

    I Wants My WLTVvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! :0)

  • Brazil or Germany

    German Riesling story…. Mmmmm what can I say, I am a Riesling fan, drink Riesling everyday, make Riesling for a living. A bit of an obsession. #1 culprit would be Egon Muller. #2 culprit would be Terry Theise (would be awesome to have him on the show btw).

    About domestic dry Rieslings for fun?

  • waynooo daaa wino


  • Allan

    You're late……. Let's have some vinoooooo

  • njc2o


  • waynooo daaa wino

    YEEEEHAAAAAAAAAW, I'M REEEEAADDYYYYYYY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • njc2o


  • waynooo daaa wino

    I'M READY, I'M READY, I'M REEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAADDYYYYYYYYY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • “Mochi” again. Are you really smelling mochi? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mochi)

    And for goodness sake, in German “ei” is pronounced “eye”, “ie” is pronounced “ee”. Leitz is pronounced like “lights”.

    QOTD: Losing my ability to care, given the officiating, but Brazil.

  • Stefanpierkes

    Keller is not from the Mosel but RHEINHESSEN!!!

  • Lvine

    Argentina most likely — my heart is always with Chile though! German riesling…I'll have some very soon.

  • Oakmon's BF

    Someday, before I die, I want to see a team win that isn?t from Europe or South America. I don?t think it will happen this year. When the US lost I switched my allegiance to our North American neighbor to the south. That didn?t last long. Ghana and Japan are the only ones left and I don?t think either of them have a realistic chance.

  • DCaragher

    GV – Another success, one of the better German shows! Nice to see the Leitz blowing heads!

    QOTD: At this point I want either Uraguay or Germany to wine, but most likely Brazil!

  • jeez, I'm late to the party…still been on fire and trying to catch up with folks here.
    I was up at the Burlington Wine and Food festival Friday afternoon when this show was released…by coincidence I tasted the Leitz 2008 Rudesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Spatslesse ( notes say rich spry juicy spicy tart and chalky- mouthwatering) in a small but hour long lecture with Kevin Pike from Skurnik/Thiesse…very nice and extremely knowledgeable guy. Seriously knows his stuff.

  • GV I am totally with you on the Leitz, the Magdelenenkreuz and the “3” QBA were both nothing short of electric fruits and veggies…invigorating. That said, everything that we get here from the Skurnik/Thiesse book via VT Wine Merchants is really good.
    WL only returns two wines from Leitz.
    QOTD: Brasil now that Chile is out. Chucha!

  • Bill & Wendy

    Hey Gary,
    Rant to follow:
    ?Just our 2 cents worth here… a good episode is a good episode with or without guests. Wendy and I watch every, I say every, episode even when we are apart, and we enjoy the change up of guest, no-guest, on-location and in the office. Wine is a big subject and you should continue to go big in your scope of work. Please avoid being sucked into the vocally loud/messaging intense minority who only want to see and hear about Red, White, Rosรฉ, Glass and Labels.
    Go where you got to go, do what you got to do!?
    Rant over.
    Great episode. Looking forward to our next Riesling. Hope we can find that Josef Leitz. We do July 1st in Canada and we have not even begun to think about our wine… sorry. See you next time you are in Montreal.
    Much love, ?
    Bill & Wendy

    Our warmest regards to K-Murphy.

  • Alexandre-CF

    I'm loving this Back to Basics shows.
    great vibe.
    Definitely a 90+ pts show ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • Sandy W.

    Dear Gary,
    Nice episode- I've never been much of a Reisling fan- but the comments on the Leitz- have me intrigued. The most I have ever been excited abt Reisling- was in the Finger lakes- Imagine Moore winery had a dry and “fresh” offering…when we ck'd into our hotel (5/09) there was a Reisling tasting- and Weiner (sp) had the best then (out of 3)-anyway-I'm now less shy abt this grape-knowing not all are so sweet. A NY pal- Sandy W.

  • Rprice105

    Try Kabinett level of the German rieslings, Mosel area


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