German wines, Rieslings in particular, are among my absolute favorite wines so I am very excited that this week I am heading to the Rheingau wine region of Germany, with its famous Geisenheim Viticultural Research center.
For many wine consumers German wines are an enigma. Many blatantly hate the often off-dry style, associating it with cheap, unsophisticated wines. Others become terrified by the complexity of the label, which, while delivering copious bits of information, is to many daunting and incomprehensible. Here is a guide to understanding German wines and demystifying the label.