Weingut Blues


Strolling across one beautiful German village after another I came to realized just how many little producers there are in the Mosel. My guess is that most of those producers have small plots of land and probably a real job. They probably manage to make a few hundred cases of wines from the family plot. He made me think about all those great wine importers in the USA (think Terry Theise or Rudi Weist as far as German wines are concerned) and how they must have felt like gold prospector a few decades ago. I could not help but think for a minute that I was one of those guys in the late 70’s looking at the little box windows outside the dwellings of those small vineyard owners hunting for some Riesling treasures…

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