Husband-and-wife team Hans Oliver Spanier and Carolin Spanier-Gillot are making some of Germany’s most exciting dry wines. In Club Oenologique, Anne Krebiehl discovers how the pair share a cellar and a vision while keeping their brands (Battenfeld-Spanier and Kühling-Gillot) distinct.
Selling off your prized stash or investment portfolio of wines can be nerve-wracking, gut-wrenching, highly rewarding and fun – or even all in turn. So how do you get the best deal you can? Decanter has a guide from a trade insider.
On WineBusiness.com, Cyril Penn offers a review of the wine industry, delving into trends around recession, diversification, and hesitancy in the new year.
In Wine-Searcher, Tom Hyland catches up with Andy Erickson, who “may or may not be the best winemaker working in Napa Valley today, but he is certainly the most famous. He’s also maybe the busiest, consulting for 10 California wineries…”
In the World of Fine Wine, Raymond Blake reviews The World of Natural Wine: What It Is, Who Makes It and Why It Matters by Aaron Ayscough.
Donald Hess, a businessman, art collector and a vintner on four continents, died at the age of 86 in Bern, Switzerland, on Jan. 30, reports April Louis in Wine Spectator.
In InsideHook, Lindsay Cohn offers a guide to visiting Portugal’s Douro Valley.
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