On a Sunday evening in June, while the USA was battling Portugal on a green field in Brazil, we were learning about the workings of German fields from their European brothers and sisters in our German Wines and VDP Masterclass. We had the honour of welcoming three exceptional producers with over 850 years of history between them: Steffen Christmann from the Pfalz, Philipp Wittmann from the Rheinhessen, and Eva Clüsserath-Wittman from the Mosel.
Guided by our panel’s incredible expertise, topics ranged from grape ripeness, changes to the quality system for German wines, intervention in the vineyard and cellar, and (of course) the VDP. Interspersed throughout our moderator, Felix Salmon, made sure to keep everyone abreast of the most current soccer scores. The US might not have (technically) won, but we count the opportunity to taste so many tremendous wines at once a victory of sorts. Deal with that, Portugal!
We’d like to thank M S Walker and Frederic Wildman for providing fantastic wines for us to enjoy, our incredible trio of winemakers, Felix Salmon, and all of our guests for helping to make the event such a success! We could never have done it without all of you.
and the staff at Appellation Wine & Spirits