Spaetzle: A German Tradition at home in Tacoma

Rhein Haus restaurant Executive Chef Kelly Wilson shares his process for creating the traditional German culinary staple, spaetzle, which he calls "a blank canvas" for creating tasty meals. Enjoy this 2 minute video and get the recipe.

Welcome Spring with this exceptional German Rosé Offer!

We currently offer an exceptional deal for a German rosé. This is a Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Pfalz Rosé 2019 from VDP wine maker Ernst Loosen. The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is a true rosé, made with a brief maceration before pressing to extract color. It is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright berry and fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish. It's perfect for holiday meals, especially when ham is involved. The Pfalz is a very warm and sunny region, often called the "Tuscany of Germany," so all of the Pinot varieties do well here. James Suckling gives it 90 points and notes the following: "With or without an ice cube on a hot day, this is very charming. Pretty, berry and floral notes, the palate juicy with lively, citrusy acidity, supported by a gentle spritz. Barely off dry. Drink now. Screw cap. (9/16/20)". The wine usually retails around $18 and we are offering it at $10. If you would like to take advantage of this exceptional offer, please contact us on this email: or follow this link.

Britely opens with two Wolfgang Puck restaurants this Spring

Opening Spring 2021 on Sunset Boulevard within the Pendry West Hollywood, The Britely is home to two Wolfgang Puck restaurants, three private bars & lounges, luxury bowling lanes, rooftop swimming pool & lounge, with access to a music venue, 24-hour gym, spa and screening room.

A Starter Kit for Aspiring Wine Lovers

This starter kit is simple. You need wine glasses, a corkscrew, a decanter and, of course, some wine. Article appeared in The New York Times and may require a subscription.

The German Sekt

Great article by Nicole Wolbers DipWSET. Today, German Winzersekt stands for artisanal craftsmanship, highest quality and diversity you won’t find elsewhere.

With 7 New Design-Centric Hotels, Los Angeles Is Officially Back in Action

Hotels are coming back better than ever—especially in Los Angeles, where the sweeping views are as beautiful as the year-round weather. By Jessica Cherner in this issue of AD.

Signed Copy of Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier

We are a little late to the party but I finally started reading Aldo Sohm's book Wine Simple and feel like I will be finishing it this week. It is an awesome read and Aldo is one my long time favorite Sommeliers. You can order a signed copy on the above link. As we are dedicating exclusive limited editions to top Sommeliers, watch the space for more updates on this soon!

German wine chateau sees great potential in China

FRANKFURT ( Schloss Reinhartshausen, a centuries-old wine chateau situated in the Rheingau region in Germany, China will be a key market for white wine in the future as its consumers become more sophisticated in their drinking preferences.

German wine logistics group Hillebrand prepped for sale

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German liquor logistics group Hillebrand is being prepared for sale by its private equity owner in a deal that could value it at more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.76 billion) in a sector that has seen valuations rise in the pandemic, people close to the matter said.

Wineries Jülg and Odinstal are new members of the VDP

Congratulations! The wineries Jülg in Schweigen-Rechtenbach and Odinstal in Wachenheim are now members of the VDP. This was decided by the current members of the VDP.Pfalz at one of their meetings on March 30th 2021. This press release is in German.