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Sources

So where do you get your German (or Austrian) wine from if you are not living in Germany? Some of the wines we are reviewing here you will actually find in supermarkets in the UK, USA or other countries. For most of them though you will either have to rely on a good wine shop, order online from a wine merchant or go directly to the source and buy from the winery. To help you find a wine, every wine review mentions where we sourced a wine from.

If you are interested in exploring the world of German wine further, we recommend buying wine directly from the wineries. Just go ahead and email them; many German wineries offer discounts for the first order - just tell them you would like to try a sample of their wines. You will find that it is fun to do and can be much cheaper than buying from a wine merchant. Quite a few German wineries will deliver to overseas destinations.

For those of you who are keen on trying a broader sample, German internet wine merchants might be worth a try. While their websites will not always be available in English, they should not be too difficult to navigate and they usually accept credit cards.

An important note: we do not receive any commission from any of merchants or wineries - see the Wine Rambler ethics.

German online wine merchants

  • Behringer und Sohn, a German online wine merchant with a great selection of German wine, in particular from the Pfalz.
  • K&U Weinhalle, a German online wine merchant with an international portfolio, focussing in particular on 'slow' and 'natural' wines.
  • Pinard de Picard, a German online wine merchant with wines from Germany, Austria and old world.
  • Pinard de Picard, a German online wine merchant with wines from Germany, Austria and old world.
  • Weinhandlung Kreis, a German online wine merchant that specialises in European wines, especially France, Italy, Austria and Germany - particularly strong on wine from Württemberg.

Favourite London wine shops

  • Philglas & Swiggot, a wine merchant that we like a lot, even though they do not specialise in German wine.
  • The Winery have a great selection of German wine, especially dry Riesling.
  • The Wine Pantry is the odd one out here as they don't sell any German wine at all - the selection is exclusively English.