The ostrich farm (“Straussenfarm”) at Klostermühle Springiersbach halfway between Wittlich and Alf is holding a farmer’s market this weekend. Continue reading “Farmer’s Market at the Ostrich Farm in Bengel”
Plenty of festivals and other wine-related events are taking place this coming weekend in and around the Mosel: Continue reading “Wine Events and Festivals in the Mosel this Weekend”
Ice cream as we all know comes in a dazzling array of flavours ranging from the traditional through the exotic to the downright weird. However, on a trip to Cochem I tried ice cream – Riesling ice cream in fact. Continue reading “Riesling Ice Cream”
As much as I love the peace and tranquillity offered in most parts of the Mosel valley, there are times I fancy doing something crazy. Of course, the river offers plenty of scope for thrill junkies from water skiing to being dragged behind a boat at high speed on an inflatable sausage. Sadly, those things have limited appeal to people like me who were not blessed with water wings from an early age. Continue reading “Days Out In and Around the Mosel – Nürburgring”
I am not a huge fan of statistics as no matter how factual they are, and if read out of context they can be misleading also.
Tractors are some of the few items of machinery used during the grape harvest here. The steep of the vineyards make mechanisation a challenge, and most things are done manually as they have been since the Romans first introduced grapes to the region. Continue reading “Mechanising the Grape Harvest with Tractors”
This summer has been an absolute scorcher, and er must hope that winter does not end up being the complete opposite. Unless it is like back in 1997 when this happened:
Whilst the idea of being able to skate across the river sounds fun, melting ice invariable brings a greater risk of flooding as well as causing considerable damage to the banks. Therefore, let’s keep our fingers crossed (or for my German readers, thumbs pressed) that we only get an average winter.
If you are a fan of vintage tractors, Kröv, home of the famous “Nacktarsch” (“Naked Arse”) wine, hosts the 16th Kröver Oldtimertreffen this weekend. Continue reading “16th Kröver Oldtimertreffen for Tractors and Bulldogs”
For those of you who enjoy both cycling and wine, have you ever thought of combining the two?