Working in the wine business we are often asked “what country makes the best wine in the world”? Well of course that is a very difficult question to answer, like trying to pick your favourite album or child. There are hot contenders but with so many variables like colour, style, sweetness etc, it is impossible to pick just one country or even region. But, what this Drinkmonger-er can say is that Germany is up there with the very best.
According to esteemed wine writer Jancis Robinson and her book ‘Wine Grapes’ there are 1368 varieties currently being commercially used to make wine. With so many grape varieties, all adding their unique qualities to the wine they make, where do you start to learn about wine? Luckily for us, six varieties known as The Noble Grapes, have come to dominate the world’s production of quality wine.