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Autochthoinos recommends the following books for those interested in learning about wines from Germany.

The Wines of Germany (Mitchell Beazley Classic Wine Library)by Stephen Brook“Records of German wine shipments date back to the early 13th century. The author addresses the strange and complex question of why German wines, as rich in history and renown as any in the world, are looked down upon by a large proportion of the wine-loving public. He details the top wines and producers and discovers how they will never lack for a market, but also how that only accentuates the gulf between the best and worst of Germany’s wines.”
German Wine Guideby Armin Diel“At the beginning of this century German Rieslings were the most expensive wines in the world, commanding higher prices than the top growths of Bordeaux. Today, in their incomparably light and elegant style, they offer value for money unmatched by any other wine-producing country. During the past decade German producers have been paying more attention to the quality of their wines, reducing yields but enhancing their reputations. The wine world has noticed, and the consumer is beginning to as well, meaning that there are more and better German wines in our stores all the time.”
The Finest Wines of Germany: A Regional Guide to the Best Producers and Their Winesby Stephen Reinhardt“Focusing on one of the twenty-first century’s most exciting and innovative wine producing regions, this edition covers the most majestic of Rieslings, lesser-known varieties of Silvanor, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and upcoming classics such as Pinot Noir – hailed as the new ‘Red Riesling’.”
Wines of the Rhone Valleyby Robert Parker“Are there wines to rival the greatest first-growths of Bordeaux and the grand crus of Burgundy? Robert Parker’s answer is a resounding Yes — they are to be found among the finest wines of the Rhone Valley. With this new edition of “Wines of the Rhone Valley,” Robert Parker, the world’s most influential wine critic, provides the key to enjoying the winemaking world’s best-kept secret.”
German winesby Frank Schoonmaker
The History of Wines in Germany and Switzerlandby Edward Randolph Emerson“Historians will enjoy this insight into the history of alcohol written by an expert in the field. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.”
Touring in Wine Country: the Mosel and Rheingau: Including the Ahr, Nahe and Pfalzby Stuart Pigott“Aimed at both winelovers and other travellers who may want to visit wineries, each book in this series combines detailed wine information with tourist tips. Wine routes are marked on vineyard maps leading the reader through each region. This volume travels along the Mosel and Rhine rivers.”
A Traveller’s Wine Guide to Germanyby Kerry Brady Stewart“Germany”s different regions have the largest hectarage of vines of any country in Europe. Kerry Stewart explains how to find the remote areas that are infrequently visited in order to taste the best of German wines.”

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