Stock declined: Good sales of German wines
The good wine sales have caused stocks in Germany to decline. As of July 31, 2021, 11.5 million hectoliters were stored in this country. This is 7,3 percent less wine and sparkling wine than in the same period of the previous year, as the German Wine Institute (DWI) announced on the basis of a publication by the Federal Statistical Office on the...Read more
Top wine selection for "Berlinale" film stars
The 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place as a face-to-face event from February 10th to 20th 2022. Therefore The German Wine Institute (DWI) as "Official Supplier" will again ensure that exclusively German wines are served at all official Berlinale events.Read more
Sekt-CUP awards Germany's best sparkling wine
At the first Sekt CUP on the "Gourmetwelten" portal, a jury of experts tasted 100 German sparkling wines for two days in the Hotel ZOO (Restaurant GRACE) on Kurfürstendamm in Berlin.
The 2021 vintage in the German winegrowing regions
Lean wines, full of aroma - this aptly describes the 2021 vintage in the German winegrowing regions. The best month for winemakers this year was not May, but sun-drenched September. With plenty of sunshine and cool nights in many regions, September brought a conciliatory end to a season that was clearly different from the three previous years and...Read more
Long-term presence for German wines in the Czech Republic
BEST Mediální Společnost will represent Wines of Germany in the Czech Republic for the next few years. After a successful trial run in 2021, the advisory bodies of the German Wine Institute (DWI) decided to grant long-term presence for German wines in the Czech Republic.Read more
Ahr winemakers concerned about less vineyards and structural change
The flood disaster in mid-July in the Ahr region hit the local winegrowers hard. A few weeks before the upcoming harvest, most of the 50 or so wine producers were left with nothing. Now the harvest has been successfully brought in from the 562 hectares that make up the fourth smallest wine-growing region in western Germany. Nevertheless, it will...Read more
Google Trends proves growing popularity of mulled wine
During the advent and Christmas season, mulled wines are on high demand in Germany. They are being produced by winemakers, cooperatives and cellars alike. A Google Trends analysis shows that "Glühwein" is searched online twice as often as ten years ago.
Germany's wine culture is an intangible cultural heritage
On November 18, 2021, the ceremonial awarding of certificates for the nationwide directory of intangible cultural heritage took place in the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. In 2021, a total of 20 new forms of cultural expression were added to the directory, including wine culture in Germany.Read more
Fine wine training for young diplomats in Berlin
The German Wine Institute (DWI) once again held a training event for young diplomats. Around 40 guests took part in the event in Berlin. In a few years' time they will represent German interests in embassies and consulates around the world.
In love with wine in Wachenheim
Our informative and entertaining series, "The seven questions about German wine" is coming to an end for the year and the final expert interview is with Šárka Dušková, one of the most well-known Czech wine journalists and academics.