Mosel and Pfalz Harvests are Looking Good

Here we are again in harvest time! In Germany’s Mosel Valley, where the grapes for Dr. Loosen wines are grown, early bud break and a warm spring had us dreaming of a perfect harvest, but summer was really rainy and we … continued

Oregon Harvest is Coming at J. Christopher

Looks like harvest is shaping up nicely at J. Christopher, our joint venture with Winemaker Jay Somers in Newberg, Oregon. Enjoy these pics from the vineyards.

News Release: J. Christopher 2012 Vintage: A Dry Heat

A hot, dry finish to the 2012 growing season yielded rich, fruit-forward wines. (Newberg, OREGON – September 4, 2014) The 2012 growing season for J. Christopher Wines in Oregon’s Willamette Valley started off in a very promising way: normal flowering, … continued

Ernst Loosen Dinner in Taiwan

In early August, Erni Loosen traveled to Taiwan, where he spoke at a traditional Taiwanese street dinner, called Ban-Doh (a form of boisterous eating at round tables in the outdoors), with more than one hundred attendees and, of course, Dr. … continued

Twelve Answers to the Question: Why Riesling?

  Why do wine lovers get so excited about Riesling? Why is Riesling so hot (and so cool) right now? Why is Riesling so great with food?   These are all excellent questions. Here are some answers, from our Riesling … continued

Happy Summer of Riesling!

Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of Summer of Riesling left! But while you’re making Riesling memories of your own, we thought you’d enjoy these mid-season pics from various events. Cheers!        

New York Times’ Eric Asimov on Dry Rieslings

  Kudos to New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov for his recent article ‘The Sweet Surprise of Dry Rieslings.” Some of our favorite quotes from his article: “This rare versatility, which permits riesling to beautifully express styles ranging from … continued

Pinot Noir Lovers: Are You Ready for IPNC?

The International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville, Oregon (USA), is…as wine expert Jancis Robinson says…”One of the most enjoyable wine weekends in the world.” Set amid the backdrop of Oregon’s beautiful wine country, the three-day event will run July 25-27. … continued

Photos from the June Summer of Riesling Kick-off Tour

In June, Erni Loosen and his merry band of winemakers did a tour of Boston, Chicago and New York to help kick off Summer of Riesling and celebrate the publication of Riesling expert Stuart Pigott’s new book: “Best White Wine … continued

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