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In spite of its name, Monkey 47 (www.monkey47.com, $45 per 375 mL) should be taken seriously. Although this is a German gin, it took its inspiration from the late Montgomery “Monty” Collins, a wing commander of the Royal Air Force, who produced a rudimentary gin while working with a local distiller in Germany’s Black Forest […]
BEST of the BEST 2014 International White Wines: Fritz Haag 2011 Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel Mosel Brauneberger Juffer
The Haag family, which practices its craft in Germany’s Middle Mosel region, enjoys a reputation for producing white wines of the highest quality with astonishing consistency. Their dependability, however, is explained in part by the fact that they have worked this land for more than four centuries. The Fritz Haag 2011 Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel Mosel […]
The German megayacht builder Lürssen delivered Azzam, the largest privately owned yacht in the world, to its owner last month. At 590 feet in length, Azzam surpasses the previous record holder, Roman Abramovich’s Blohm & Voss–built Eclipse, by nearly 60 feet. Beyond its massive size, Azzam is also impressive for its quick build time—the entire […]
Graceful, the latest yacht from the Hamburg shipyard Blohm + Voss, will arrive at the end of the year, boasting an indoor pool that measures nearly 50 feet by 10 feet and can be converted to a dance floor by raising the pool floor. The 269-foot yacht—which can reach a maximum speed 17.6 knots—was designed […]
The German shipyard Lürssen—which will deliver the world’s largest privately owned yacht, the 591-foot Azzam, this fall—continues to impress with its newest build. Developed under the project name Niki, the six-deck yacht recently completed sea trials, and its owner is set to christen the vessel Solandge upon delivery this fall. The 280-foot yacht features exterior […]
The Prüm family, which has lived in the middle Mosel valley since the 12th century, knows the steep slate soils of the area intimately. Their superior Rieslings, which constitute 100 percent of their production, are always late-harvested and extremely long-lived. This example has beautiful flavors of white peach, green apple, sweet honey, and pine nut.
Located in Nahe, Helmut Dönnhoff is considered one of Germany’s best wine producers. His Rieslings, Pinot Blancs, and Pinot Gris are renowned for their elegance and perfect balance. This particular vintage shows flavors of fruitcake, dried apricot, nectarine, and notes of honeysuckle.