Germany Episodes

April 10, 2021

Ep. 50. / Domaine Lassak wines are something to beg for!

The 50th is always something remarkable, especially with refreshing vibrations. And that’s also the case with the celebratory 50th Wine Ghosts podcast at Domaine Lassak. We’ve visited Steffi and Fabian Lassak in their Hessigheim wine castle to indulge in...

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March 26, 2021

Ep. 49. / Andi Knauß helps Remstal's star shine even tastier!

2021’s first Remstal visit led me to Strümpfelbach, to Andi Knauß. He is also one of those young vintners in this sub-region of Württemberg who represents this wonderful terroir to the World with memorable and distinctive wines. After taking a picturesqu...

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Jan. 22, 2021

Ep. 44. / Schnaitmann's Whites are Bursting with Elegance & Refinement!

This is the second part of our conversation with Rainer Schnaitmann in his wine castle in Fellbach, Germany. In the first episode, he showed me his world-class Lembergers (aka Blaufränkisch) and Spätburgunders, alongside with some mystical Frühburgunder....

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Jan. 15, 2021

Ep. 43. / The Best Lemberger of the World lies in Schnaitmann bottles?

Since the second lockdown has hit Austria, I’ve been staying in Baden Württemberg again, till the Austrian gastronomy is allowed to serve guests again. But that also means, that I’ve had the great fortune to personally visit another iconic producer of th...

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Dec. 30, 2020

Ep. 42. / Biodynamic Mosel Rieslings in "Clemens Busch Style"

There is a winery in the tiny village of Pünderich in Germany, at the fringe of the Middle Mosel and the steeper Terassen Mosel, bearing the name of an experienced, benevolent winemaker: Clemens Busch. Mr. Busch started to work organically more than 40 y...

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Oct. 9, 2020

Ep. 33. / Secrets behind the Best Rosé of Germany: Braunewell Dinter

In this episode, you can hear the secrets behind the Best Rosé of Germany and actually of the world in 2020. I spoke to Frank Dinter and Christian Braunewell from the Braunewell Dinter winery, Rheinhessen, Germany about the origin story of the tasty wine...

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Sept. 11, 2020

Ep. 31. / Rheingau history & 20 Pinot Noir vintages with Gunter Künstler

The 31st podcast episode centers the esteemed Künster Winery from the Rheingau wine region of Germany. Gunter Künstler lavishly showed me a line of his Pinot Noirs from 1999 till the barrel sample of 2019. It was one in a lifetime experience, and proved ...

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Aug. 28, 2020

Ep 30. / Rebecca Crusius proves Nahe Rieslings to be 'dark, mineral and graceful'

I was lucky enough to record the 30th Wine Ghosts podcast in a classical villa built in 1888, in the picturesque Traisen village, Nahe region, Germany. This proud wine castle is home to the Crusius vintner family that has been making wine for 14 generati...

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Aug. 7, 2020

Ep. 29. / Caroline Diel, the winemaker queen of Burg Layen, Nahe

The 29th episode hosts Caroline Diel, who is not only an exceptional winemaker, but a lovely host and an inspiring professional. This episode is just a slice of the wonderful experience we were lucky to enjoy at the Diel winery and family home on the 6th...

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July 24, 2020

Ep. 28. / Roterfaden: a biodynamic loveproject for spirited wines

This episode features the Roterfaden winery, and of course, the lovely couple behind its energetic wines. We spent a wonderful morning with Olympia and Hannes looking over their terraced vineyards and a fairy-tale-like valley North-West of Stuttgart, Ger...

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July 17, 2020

Ep. 27. / The KSK Vintage winery is crowdfounded and PIWI-friendly

This interview was recorded on the 30th of May after we spent a magical afternoon with Sebastian Schiller in the outskirts of Stuttgart. Sebastian is the leader of Germany’s first crowdfounded winery | KSK Vintage Winery | which builds on his inherited v...

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June 19, 2020

Ep. 25. / Jochen Beurer's wines gave us goose bumps

The 25th episode features another outstanding wine wizard from Swabia, Baden-Württemberg, Southern Germany. Jochen Beurer’s Rieslings and Lembergers are true benchmarks. Site-specific, terroir-driven, mashed by feet, brought to life by native yeast. The ...

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June 10, 2020

Ep. 24. / Alex Pflüger tells you how great biodynamic Pfalz wines are done

The Pflüger winery is located in the Pfalz region of Germany, where the Pflüger family has been taking care of their precious vineyards around Bad Dürkheim for centuries now. They were proponents of nourishing their treasured land in the most sustainable...

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June 5, 2020

Ep. 23. / Josef Fischer bottles golden Wachau drops behind Danube salmons

Another great wine wizard from the Wachau region of Austria: Josef Fischer. The winery, that bears the same name as my dear guest, is located in Rossatz, on the right bank of the River Danube. As a true Wachau winery, they bring out the best expression o...

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May 29, 2020

Ep. 22. / Felix Ellwanger bottles the best of Württemberg to make you smile

We were lucky enough to visit another great wine castle in the Württemberg wine region: the Jürgen Ellwanger winery, from Winterbach. I sat down with Felix Ellwanger in a charmed garden-setting while tasting one great wine after the other. You can learn ...

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