After 3 blissfully self-indulgent years studying Old and Middle English Lit. at Oxford University, I set off into the real world in search of excitement and adventure.

A number of uneventful years passed until I found myself by chance one sunny afternoon wandering through the enchanting German village of Rüdesheim in the Rheingau.

Never shy to join in with the local festivities and attractions, it didn’t take me long to navigate my way to the tasting rooms of many of the local vintners.  And so my love affair with Riesling began.

So here I am now, on a mission to scour the land far and wide in search of diverse, innovative and exciting examples of this noblest of grapes to help raise its profile back in the UK.

The Riesling Revolution starts here!

Alex Down