The Riesling Shootout

(Center, from left) Anthony Dias Blue, Ernst Loosen, Bob Bertheau

Join us for a seminar featuring moderator Anthony Dias Blue and wine makers Ernst Loosen of Dr Loosen and Bob Bertheau of Chateau St. Michelle as they talk about Rieslings from around the world — how they’re doing and where they’re going. While Germany’s Riesling roots run deep, Washington State’s vinifera-growing only goes back to the late ’60s. Yet, Washington’s CSM has found a winning combination in their partnership with Germany’s world-renowned Dr. Loosen Estate — and the result is some outstanding wines. 

Download Seminar Presentation: Part A
Download Seminar Presentation: Part B
Check out the Wines of Dr Loosen Estate:
Check out the Wines of Chateau St Michelle:

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7 Responses to “The Riesling Shootout”

  1. 1 DannyJax Dec 13th, 2006 at 2:32 pm

    Love Dr Loosen wines, thanks for the interview. I thought it was interesting that they dicussed a dinner where every course was a paired with a riesling. Never thought about it but it makes sense. Danny

  2. 2 Paula Day Dec 14th, 2006 at 11:41 am

    Guys thank you for another great show, I love these white wines and charts with days of sunshine and sugar levels were great. PD

  3. 3 Tim Meranda Dec 18th, 2006 at 9:36 am

    Where is the pdf file your spoke about?

  4. 4 GrapeRadio Bunch Dec 18th, 2006 at 12:17 pm

    Above you can click on Seminar A or Seminar B. Seminar A covered the first half of the seminar – Rieslings from around the world and Part B covers the rielsings of Washington. Let us know if you have any problems downloading.


  5. 5 Tim Meranda Dec 18th, 2006 at 1:13 pm

    Worked like a charm. You guys are just too much. I’m going to take these notes and listen to the tape again. This may be one of your best.

  6. 6 Tim Meranda Dec 19th, 2006 at 12:23 pm

    Went back and downloaded the slides. Together with your audio, the slides yield what is a veritable text book on Riesling Easily one of your three best shows ever. I think things like maps and slides really flesh out a show.

  7. 7 ANDREW CHEESE May 24th, 2007 at 12:10 am

    Great show. I spoke to Ernie last night and he told me some interesting general information. Take a look at

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