Join Me October 22 – TasteLive Invades Germany!

Vinted on October 15, 2009 binned in german wine, twitter taste live, wine industry events

I know what you’re thinking, and the answer is No, 1WineDude has not become a German Wine Blog.  It just looks that way because October has (primarily) featured German wines and German wine happs.  This is due to having dedicated the month to featuring selections picked by the organization Wines of Germany (I helped to set this up and might collect a modest “finder’s fee” for that – if I’m lucky).  Also, Wines of Germany keeps sending me pictures of the German hotties who were vying for the German Wine Queen title, and I’m just shallow enough that those caught my interest.


I’m excited to announce that I’ll be your co-host for the wrap-up German wine event at on October 22, which is open to the public – that means that you can join us in tasting and tweeting about the following wines live from the comfort of your favorite drinking chair!  (TasteLive has partnered with Bacchus Wine and Spirits for those that can’t source the wines locally).

  • Selbach-Oster, Riesling, Kabinett, Mosel, 2007/2008
  • Leitz, Riesling, “Eins Zwei Dry,” Rheingau, 2008
  • Dönnhoff, Riesling, Nahe, 2008
  • Darting, Riesling, Durkheimer Nonnengarten, Kabinett, Pfalz, 2008

I’ve had the Selbach-Oster and the Leitz, and they’re both really tasty wines, which probably bodes well for the other selections.  Those of you who have been following along at home with the previous October events featuring German wines know that the selections have all be very good, so I’m really looking forward to the 22nd.

More detail is available on the TasteLive Blog.

Sign up over at, get yourself the wines, and join us on the 22nd!






  • Steve Heimoff

    Dude, I used to worship at the altar of German wines. Don't get to taste a whole lot these days. I wonder why more Americans dont buy them.

    • 1WineDude

      I'm still bowing at that altar!

  • Sheila Fruman

    I would love to do this as I am currently rediscovering German wines myself, however, Bacchus doesn't ship to VA! Any other ideas on where to track the wines down?

  • @BWOdaily

    Sheila, Sorry we are unable to help you out this time around. Thank you for checking us out!

  • 1WineDude

    Have you reached out to ? Craig might be able to hook you up.

  • Tom Lipton

    A propos VA and the Mid-Atlantic availability of newer German offerings: We tried unsuccessfully for three years to attract distributors in DC-DE-MD & VA offering 50 sku's from 10 finer German wineries (including 4 VDP wineries and 1 DLG-rated vineyard) in 10 wine growing areas as competitive prices to no avail.

    Lost count after 23 turned us down, although we had distribution, at least on paper, in five New England states, Ohio, and briefly in NY, NJ & CT. With dismal dollar and overall economic downturn, as a new, inexperienced importer, we could not compete with Riesling , Pinot Blanc , Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier competition from Chile, New Zealand, and the NW US, not to mention improving quality of NY Finger Lakes and North Fork wines given pricing challenges. Eventually, all our distributors threw in the towel. And, so have we.

    • Sheila Fruman

      Tom, That certainly explains why I never see any Rieslings around here. What a shame it didn't work out, both for you and for me! Thought I left those problems behind me when I left PA!

    • 1WineDude

      Bug out!

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