The WineBarn team are proud to have won the 'Best Specialist Retailer for Germany' award at the Decanter Retailer Awards 2020. The Decanter Retailer Awards aim to offer “wine drinkers in the UK an indispensable guide to the best wine shops, online retail, wine support services and wine lists on the high street”.
The Mosel region's very first Trockenbeerenauslese has now changed hands for a five-figure sum. Bottled in 1921, this exceptional dessert wine is made from a dry berry selection. Iris Ellmann, Managing Director of The WineBarn, recently acquired the historical wine from Thanisch winery.
Our MD Iris Ellmann recently embarked on the first part of her annual wine tour of Germany where she visited some of the wonderful winemakers that contribute to our portfolio. She shares her experience of the warm hospitality, stunning vineyards and exceptional food & wine.
Iris Ellmann and Victoria Moore, The Telegraph’s Wine Correspondent, Discuss the Changing Perception of German Wine
Victoria Moore, The Telegraph’s Wine correspondent and Iris Ellmann of The WineBarn discuss the changing perception of German wine, its current trends, their personal favourites and how the award-winning wine merchant came to be.
Of all the German grape varieties, none is more synonymous with fine German wine, than the noble Riesling. A true favourite of wine drinkers the world over, a good Riesling wine is elegant, rich in character, high in natural fruit acidity and has a racy freshness. It’s also expressive of its terroir and ages exceptionally well. Traditionally used to make sweet wines, Riesling’s versatility means it is now commonly used to make dry and sparkling white wines. Riesling originated in the heart of the Rhine valley. The grape's first documented existence was in 1435, in a cellar log from Germany's small Hessische Bergstrasse wine region, south-east of Rheingau. Due to its surge in popularity Riesling is now the country’s premier...