Not too long ago I wrote about a private project, weinlagen.info, listing the worlds vineyards in an interactive map. A mega project run by some real wine wonks out of the beautiful town of Heidelberg in Baden, Germany. Now, just this week the VDP, the elite association of German winemakers, released its own version of an interactive vineyards map. Here's some first impressions:
So, you got Heidelberg, Munich and Berlin on your list of tour stops when visiting Germany? You will have a guided tour at Eagles Nest, and you will visit Neuschwanstein? You are up for a Moselle or Rhine river cruise? Have beers at the Hofbräuhaus? With that programme, why make time and take a tour-stop in Mainz, this lesser-known mid-sized city nestled in a bend of the River Rhine?
Here five fab reasons for you to spend a day or two in the city we love:
What is 'Fey-Daar-Wai-Sar' I hear you ask? The German Federweisser is best described as a teenaging wine: It is a cloudy, sometimes fizzy, light, and hard to control young wine - only seasonably available in September and October. Here is all you need to know...
You have a long layover in Frankfurt and you are not sure what to do? You like wine? Then this self guided wine tour might be for you: check out our 10 tips for hours well spent on a quick wine trip of Rheinhessen and Rheingau.