- n. a territory in southwestern Germany formerly ruled by the counts palatine
“Chief among these was the state known as the Palatinate, from the German word Pfalz, a name given generally to any district ruled by a count palatine.”
“The majority of the greatest producers in Germany are located in the following nine zones: the Middle Mosel, the Lower Mosel, the Saar, the Ruwer, the Rheingau, the Rheinhessen, the Rheinpfalz which is often referred to as the Pfalz today, the Nahe, and the Franken.”
“In the centre of the river is a castle called Pfalz, built about 1320, which was used as a toll-house by the Duke of Nassau.”
“(Geek facts: Germany has 60% of all Riesling plantings in the world: the Pfalz is the world's largest Riesling area with the Mosel a close second)”
“The state of Rheinland-Pfalz seeks to turn the airport into a cargo hub.”
“If this burns you up, Stuart Pigott, for his part, previously was reported to have supported the burning of a puppet representing the state prime minister of the state of Rheinland-Pfalz, Kurt Beck, in effigy.”
“As a lover of German wine, I beg you to intervene on behalf of the winegrowers of the Mosel and put a stop to the construction in Rheinland-Pfalz of the Mosel High Bridge.”
“To get the ball rolling, consider the image to the right that is on bottles of Geheimer Rat, Dr. Basserman-Jordan from the Pfalz (click to enlarge).”
“It would be arrogant of me to dictate to a Mosel producer "why aren't you organic?" when their production costs are already eleven times higher than someone working in flat vineyards in the Pfalz, and they have locally humid microclimates that make it nearly impossible to get a commercial crop without using fungicides sometime during the season.”
“While no concrete details have been given about specific terrorist targets, Karl Peter Bruch, the interior minister of the state of Rheinland-Pfalz, said authorities had information about attacks planned in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and the Ruhr valley.”
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