Fine wines and high-end cars make for a German renaissance

It took just 15 years to ruin Ernst Loosen’s 200-year-old family business. “In the mid 1970s, my father exported 95 per cent [of his Riesling], mostly to the US”, said the proprietor of an 80-acre estate in the Moselle valley. “By 1986, it was only 50 per cent, and by 1988 not a single bottle …

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