Recommended reading

There are numerous good publications about German wines on the market.
Here’s our shortlist of favorites.

 

VDP members directory, 2017
The "Who is Who" of the VDP: all VDP members with pictures and text.
Bilingual German/English | DIN A4 | 260 pages | Edition November 2017

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The Sign of the Grape and the Eagle

German Riesling was internationally renowned a hundred years ago. But the German wine has an eventful history: It contains wine and war, „blood and soil“ and Jewish wine traders, reconstruction and wine laws, the up and down of big names—and unwaveringly holding onto the ideal of great wines. Written by the wine connoisseur and FAZ-editor Daniel Deckers, the book describes the variable history of the German wine informatively and entertainingly. With numerous so far unpublished documents and pictures the book reveals an unique view on the history of German wine—for all experts and beginners!

 

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A Traveller's Wine Guide to Germany | Freddy Price, 2013
Anyone looking for delicious food and wine, stunning landscapes and a warm welcome will find Germany wine country truly delightful. The tremendous diversity of its wines is a revelation to many visitors to Germany.  This book offers many tips on where to enjoy the local cuisine with these delightful wines as well as meeting the winemakers, as it guides visitors on a journey through Germany’s thirteen wine regions.

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Riesling Rediscovered Bold, Bright, and Dry | John Winthrop Haeger, 2018
Riesling Rediscovered looks at the present state of dry Riesling across the Northern Hemisphere: where it is grown and made, what models and objectives vintners have in mind, and what parameters of grape growing and winemaking are essential when the goal is a delicious dry wine. John Winthrop Haeger explores the history of Riesling to illuminate how this variety emerged from a crowded field of grape varieties grown widely across northern Europe. Riesling Rediscovered is a comprehensive, current, and accessible overview of what many consider to be the world’s finest and most versatile white wine.

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