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02/20/2017

Stable wine consumption in Germany

Germany´s wine consumption remained largely unchanged in the past financial year at 20.6 litres (+0.1 l) per capita compared with the same period last year. Such was the announcement of the German Wine Institute (DWI) based on the wine consumption data compiled for the DWI by the German Winegrowers Association.

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01/26/2017

Wines of Germany announces new Riesling Fellows

Last night’s Riesling Fellowship saw top German wine producers and members of the UK and international trade gather at Vintners’ Hall in London for a gala dinner to honour four new Riesling Fellows. This year’s event focused on Riesling Sekt, celebrating the quality renaissance that has been driven by German Sekt producers in recent years.

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01/11/2017

Icewine 2016/17: Germany's lucky strike

The current icewine-season 2016/17 turned out to be very successful for Germany. Deeply frozen grapes were being harvested starting november 21st 2016 in Saxony. After insular reports from that region most of the other 12 wine growing regions brought in their icewine crop the following weeks in december.

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01/09/2017

Danes go for Riesling

Wines of Germany have decided to clarify the Danes’ wine preferences. The study shows large differences in habits between regions and age groups. The first place of popularity of white wines holds Riesling, while concerning red wines the Danish population ranks Pinot Noir among the top 3 most preferred grape varieties.

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01/09/2017

Wines of Germany: Best value for money in Denmark

A study of wine preferences among Danes made by Wines of Germany shows that the price is very important, when Danes go shopping for wine. The majority of Danes choose wines at a cost between 50 and 99 kroner (correlating 7 respectively 13 Euros), whether it is for a dinner party or an everyday wine.

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12/20/2016

New management for German Wine Institute (DWI) office in Sweden

“Wines of Germany” Sweden will come under new management from January 2017. Following a Europe-wide call for tenders by the German Wine Institute (DWI), the Ehrenberg Kommunikation agency, which has been in charge of the DWI representation in Denmark since the beginning of 2016, will now also take over the Swedish offices in Malmö and Stockholm.

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12/16/2016

Singapore: Germany achieves "Red Wine of the Year" Award

Some 31 importers submitted a wide range of wines from 13 countries to take part in Singaporean 'The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel' Competition called "G top 100". Among these exquisite wines, the judges singled out six outstanding labels. "Red Wine of The Year" is Rudolf Furst Winery with Centgrafenberg Pinot Noir 2013.

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12/14/2016

Germany's 2016 vintage: A detailed report from all regions

After a terrific ending to a very labour-intensive and turbulent season, German producers are very satisfied with the quality of the crop. Find The German Wine Institute's (DWI) detailed report below (pdf). Fully ripe and very healthy grapes could be harvested across the country thanks to the perfect late summer weather.

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12/13/2016

Wines of Germany for Christmas - "top of tree samples"

"Germany is producing truly fine dry wines that tend to be much better partners for food than many white burgundy", says MW Jancis Robinson in her latest Financial Times wine cronique shortly before Christmas. She provides wine lovers worldwide with examples at the top of the tree and states that demand for those German wines has boosted.

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11/28/2016

Trend: Riesling and Pinot Noir from Germany gain popularity online

An up-to-date statistical analysis of The German Wine Institute ('Wines of Germany') shows a long-term year-on-year growth of the terms "Riesling" and "Spätburgunder" (Pinot Noir), Germany's most important grape varieties.

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