- Imprint: Distribution General
- Publication Date: August 1, 2005
- Price: $29.95
- Trim Size: 5 3⁄4 x 8 1⁄2
- ISBN: 3-88472-675-7
- EAN: 9783884726754
- Page Count: 760
- Format: Hardcover
In the last decade more and more German wines are again finding distribution in the U.S. The whites are light and elegant and offer great value; in particular the German Rieslings compete well with any other grape variety. Divided by the major districts, GAULT MILLAU: The Guide to German Wines describes the individual regions, and their history and geography, commenting on well established growers and little-known, very often family-run vineyards. This is an in-depth analysis and critique of the current German wine culture. It's layout is concise and clear, and the rating system is user-friendly. The range is vast and thorough, covering contact information for the producers, best estates, wines of the last three years, and a label primer. GAULT MILLAU embraces the whole spectrum of the world's most under-rated wine country and emphasizes the trend for elegant German Rieslings, Silvaner, and Muller Thurgau grapes, and the increasingly important Pinot Noirs.
About the authors
Armin Diel was raised on Schlossgut Diel, a vineyard owned by his family since the early 19th Century. He is considered one of the country's most acclaimed Reisling producers and is a well-respected wine writer. Joel Payne is an American journalist and wine critic living in Germany.