We’ve featured wines from Weingut Ackermann in the past, and the Junglen family in Zeltingen have been among our earliest and best friends in Germany thanks to introductions from Ewald Moseler and Barnaby and Olga Tuttle. We are very excited to bring you a conversation with Anne. With her husband Harald, she is the second generation of the winery. They run an estate of about 3 hectares (~7 acres), and do all the farming, wine making, and selling. They make excellent Riesling from all three Zeltinger vineyards, and run a great guest house in the village. Their son Marius has studied wine making all over the world, including a harvest with Fausse Piste here in Oregon, and has returned to Germany. He works full time in the cellar at Markus Molitor, and still makes time to begin his wine making at the family estate. We taste a 2016 Kabinett from the Zeltinger Sonnenuhr made by Harald, and one made by Marius, as well as a 2015 Spatlese from the Schlossberg that is consistently one of my favorite German wines. Finally, we get a blind taste of something special from the treasure chamber!

We’re happy to have another interview to share with Daniel Immich of Weingut Immich Anker, in the village of Enkirch on the Mosel in Germany. We talk about his current release of Sekt, an interesting bottle of his Eisbruch dry wines, and get introduced to little Maya. The Sekt and the Brut Nature Sekt are both from the 2013 vintage, and the Eisbruch is from 2016.

We continue to talk Riesling to promote the 2016 Riesling Invasion on July 23rd. Chas went on a shopping spree during the day, and picked out 4 bottles for this show from 3 different countries. From Austria, we have the 2014 Alzinger Loibenberg Federspiel. From the USA, we’ve got the Teutonic Wine Company 2015 Crow Valley Riesling. And, from Germany we have the 2014 AJ Adam Riesling Trocken, and the 2014 Von Winning Grainhubel GG. Comment on the show! Win some tickets! What’s the best GG you’ve ever tasted?

Chas picked out three bottles of Riesling for Dan to try double blind, knowing they could come from anywhere in the world. He selected the 2013 Elk Cove Late Harvest Riesling, the 2013 Dönnhoff Riesling, and the 2010 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Margaret River Riesling. What is your favorite pan fried fish?

Episode 260 makes 5 years of weekly content for WISB! It’s strange for us to even say it, but we’re thrilled to say that we’re still having fun. We’re also very grateful for the kind responses we get about the show, and are happy to be sharing our exploration of our favorite wines with those of you who watch.


Ewald Moseler joins us again for this landmark episode. It’s fitting, since he’s played a huge role in our wine education and appreciation journey over the years. We always have a great time with him, and we hope you enjoy his comments and look for his wines when they show up on shelves in Oregon. Recently, he’s also been working on a tourism project for the Mosel valley. If you plan on making a trip to Germany in the near future, do yourself a favor and try to schedule a Mosel walk with Ewald. You can follow the link below, or just send him an email: ewald@moseler.com


Today, we taste three Rieslings, the 1993 Pohl-Botzet Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese, the 2012 Selbach-Oster Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese, and the 2013 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Spätlese.


While in Germany, we were able to do an interview with Florian Lauer, the wine maker for Weingut Peter Lauer. We discussed a bit of his estates history, and taste a range of wines including entry level wines, dry style wines, and his lovely Kabinett that was sent to the VDP auction. Chas was also able to take some nice photographs of the tasting room, and some pictures Florian uses to illustrate his descriptions. In part 1, we taste the 2013 Peter Lauer “Senior” Ayler Riesling from Fass 6, and the 2013 Peter Lauer Schonfels Grosses Gewachs from Fass 11. In part 2, we taste the 2013 Peter Lauer Kern from Fass 9, and the 2013 Peter Lauer Kupp Kabinett from Fass 5, which was sold at the VDP auction in Trier.

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When you drink cider, is it instead of wine, or instead of beer?

Stuart Pigott has spent lots of time exploring the world of Riesling, and has just released his book, Best White Wine On Earth: The Riesling Story. He maintains a Riesling focused blog, and came to Portland to participate in the 2014 Riesling Invasion. He was kind enough to taste a few wines with us, and to discuss some ideas about pairings, and Oregon wine culture. We taste the 2013 Trisaetum Ribbon Ridge Estate Riesling, the 2011 Viento Dry Riesling from Old Vines, and the 2012 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr GG Riesling. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWyoyTXzz7E   What is the best Oregon Riesling not mentioned in Stuart’s book? He’s offered a bottle of Riesling from his personal cellar to the best answer!

Chas picked up 4 bottles of Riesling from around the world and wanted to taste them blind both for interesting reviews and to see if our palates have learned anything over the past couple of years. As it turns out we both got a couple right and a couple wrong but it was still an interesting tasting experience. In this show we tasted the 2009 Elk Cove Vineyards Estate Riesling the 2010 Kung Fu Girl Washington Riesling the 2008 Penfolds Thomas Hyland Adelaide Riesling and the 2009 Escher Haus Pfalz Riesling.


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What varieties would you like to see for future blind tasting shows?

Dan’s mentioned before that he’s on the hunt for American riesling that can stand up to German wines. Today we explored two that we’ve heard good things about, and compared them to a common entry level German Wine. Oregon wins!!!! (But Dan’s still looking for more, and will keep searching.)

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What foods do you like to pair with riesling, or, if you don’t like riesling, what foods do you like to pair with your favorite white wine?

Episode 2: 3 Rieslings

August 4, 2009

In this episode we taste three rieslings, one from Oregon, and 2 from the Mosel in Germany. We taste the Penner Ash 2007 Willamette Valley Riesling, the Selbach Oster 2006 Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese, and the JJ Prum 2004 Graacher Himmelreich Auslese.

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We’d love to see some comments about your favorite German wines, especially if you discovered them IN Germany.