Thursday, November 20, 2008

Old Germans

"You have amongst the most German wine knowledgeable clientele of any store I know and at the tasting I attended there seemed to be serious interest in older wines."

This is what one of our very great customers said about us, The Wine Country, and so, entrusted us with selling some of his cellared Riesling gems, including some awesome 1990s from Kerpen in the Mosel, and some Fritz Haag, Willi Schaefer, Von Buhl, and Robert Weil.

How cool is that?

Not only that, I got to valuate these wines, ie. figure out what their market values are, and market them to our customers!

Now that was fun!

Yesterday I got the privilege of visiting a real sourpuss that I used to work with, who, when greeting me, and not buying my wines, said, when I said that I work in the niche market "Well you shoulda known that going in." Um yeah, I did know that going in, thankyouverymuch you miserable grumpy old man (he is the same age as me).

I knew what I was getting into, and that was full on head on German wines all the way!!! Yes, it is true that it is not for everyone, but hey, the road less travelled by and all that. It is not easy only selling German wine, but who said I was looking for the easy way? I love to geek out and obsess about German wines only, and working on this superb collection of older vintage German wines was really like that. Awesome!

And here they are in all their glory:

1997 Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Spätlese $61.99 - 6 bottles

1990 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese $39.99 - 3 bottles

2001 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett $29.99 - 6 bottles

1996 Donnhoff Oberhäuser Brucke Riesling Spätlese $49.99 - 6 bottles

1997 Fritz Haag Brauneberg Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett $39.99 - 10 bottles

1996 Von Buhl Forster Ungeheuer Riesling Auslese $89.99 - 12 bottles

1990 Kerpen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese*** $99.99 - 3 bottles

1990 Kerpen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese $99.99 - 2 half-bottles (375 ml)

1990 Kerpen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Eiswein $119.99 - 2 half-bottles (375 ml)

Want some? If you do, click the link above for German wines and it will take you to our site....... then click on Older Vintage German Wines. You'll find it.


Michael Hughes said...

Samantha Dugan said...

That is so freaking cool!! Now, (raising an eyebrow and leaning in close) who is the grumpy guy?

I saw the email you sent out and we had a woman come in a look for them yesterday...well I think she just wanted to look at them but still, she came in!