The 2012 German Riesling tasting by Howard Ripley shows that I could well be out of a job. Virtually all the wines I tasted were of an extremely enjoyable standard and it is clearly another great vintage in Germany. Indeed, with the improvements in viticulture in Germany, notably more and more estates controlling their yields, I think Germany could only have a bad vintage if it moved to Wales. So these wines are all good, they will always be good in the future, so it is back to being an unemployed lunatic for me!
I do see a glimmer of hope for us scribes on the subject of German Riesling. We can still provide a general overview of each vintage as it comes along and point out the real stunners you want to rush greedily to obtain. Phew! Employed again! I had better get to it: