+1 on the Liem book.
Best books I’ve read on various regions:
Champagne by Peter Liem (2017)
Barolo and Barbaresco by Kerin O’Keefe (2014)
Brunello di Montalcino by Kerin O’Keefe (2012)
Inside Bordeaux by Jane Anson (2020)
+1 on the Liem book.
These are all great recommendations. I would second KN's point about Stuart Piggott's Wine Atlas of Germany being a useful reference, albeit a bit outdated now. The 2014 Braatz/Sautter/Swoboda Wine Atlas of Germany is also a must-have if you are interested in German wine, although I find myself disagreeing with its classification in some cases. For example, my experience suggests that Bernkastler Doctor is indeed worthy of being in the top tier of Middle Mosel sites even though Thomas Haag is the first elite winemaker to own land in this einzellage in many years.K N Haque wrote: ↑August 7th, 2020, 9:02 pmBrian, I just saw this. Are you looking specifically for a book or do online resources work? As far as a book, Stuart Piggott's Wine Atlas of Germany is probably about as detailed as you can get in English, as far as I know. I realize it covers all the growing areas, but at over 200 pgs., clearly MSR takes up a lot of space. Unfortunately, it is outdated from the mid 1990's and only available used, but of course the iconic vineyards are the iconic vineyards. Same for most of the producers.
Also, though they are printed and bound copies out there, I read terry Theise's catalogs online. They are of course not unbiased (he is an importer after all) and sometimes overwrought, but they also have a ton of information in them. He lists Mosel and Saar at the very end. Since he left Skurnik, he has now put up some of the old catalogs at https://www.terrytheise.com/portfolio.
Finally, Mosel Fine Wines is a good source.
Great call on this. Excellent overview of Champagne with great maps.
A bit different, but the VDP does have an interactive map of vineyards throughout Germany alongside more details on the vineyard such as soil type, exposition, elevation, meteorological data, and varieties planted.Andrew Bair wrote: ↑January 17th, 2022, 5:43 pmGreat call on this. Excellent overview of Champagne with great maps.
Would love something similar for the Rheingau and the Nahe.