If you are a fan of whisky, you need to head over to the Antoniuskeller in Zell when the landlord, Tom, is holding his seventh Single Malt Whisky Tasting event. Continue reading “Single Malt Whisky Tasting in Zell (Mosel)”
The Christmas markets are now well underway, and whilst they are all usually nice, they can be a little “samey”. However, the town of Traben Trabach which straddles both sides of the Mosel offers something completely different by having their markets underground.
Over the weekend of 15th and 16th December 2018 the stunning Reichsburg Castle in Cochem will hold its annual Christmas event. In keeping with the location, this event has a Medieval theme, so expect performers, market stalls offering all manner of traditional gift items as well as food and drink. Continue reading “Christmas at Reichsburg Castle in Cochem”
Here is an intriguing recipe using Riesling (or any other) wine, and despite it being called “festive” there is no reason why it cannot be enjoyed at any time.
Being a useless cook myself, I have to admit that I have not attempted to make this one yet, but if anyone does I would love to hear if it was a success! Continue reading “Recipes from the Mosel – Festlicher Weinpudding (Festive Wine Pudding)”
We are almost at the end of November which means over the coming days the famous German Christmas markets will begin. Continue reading “Christmas Markets in the Mosel and Beyond”
Here are the towns hosting festivals and other wine-related events in and around the Mosel over the coming days: Continue reading “Wine Events and Festivals in the Mosel this Weekend”
I am reposting this article as it’s pretty interesting and my new readers may have missed it. Who would have thought of the slate acting as a kind of natural storage heater for the vines?
Not that you can get juice from crushed slate, but the image definitely evokes the focused, flinty character of rieslings from the Mosel.
In this most northerly of wine regions (it’s at 50° latitude; the latitudinal range for wine growing is 28°-50°) the bits of slate that litter the vineyards store the sun’s heat, transferring the energy to vines which would otherwise lose the will during the cold night hours. The Mosel river itself also helps to nourish the vines, reflecting the sun on to the slopes and providing that extra bit of warmth that encourages the vines along.
And what about those slopes:
‘Steep’ barely covers it. Look across the river at certain vineyard blocks and they look vertical . The Bremmer Calmont (Bremm is the town, Calmont the vineyard. This is a naming system you will come to recognise if you drink Mosel wines) vineyard on the bow of the river between Trier and Koblenz is the steepest in…
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Christmas is not far away now and most of us living in Germany will have already sampled the famous “Glühwein”. Known elsewhere as mulled wine, this warming drink is popular at the Christmas markets which start in late November. Continue reading “Recipes from the Mosel – Riesling Glühwein”
It is now harvest time in the Mosel and traditionally this is when the Germans enjoy the Riesling equivalent of Beaujolais – Federweisser. This is the youngest wine, being served as soon as the alcohol content reaches four percent. Continue reading “Zwiebelkuchen and Federweisser”