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03/08/2021

Happy Birthday, Riesling!

Germany's most important grape variety, the Riesling, celebrates its 586th birthday on March 13th. On this day, the grape variety was first mentioned in a written document in 1435. Under the hashtag #rieslingbirthday, actions take place worldwide from Amsterdam (NL) to Toronto (CA).

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02/25/2021

German wine exports slowed down in 2020

Punitive tariffs in the USA and the global Covid-19 pandemic led to significant declines in exports of German wines in many foreign markets last year.

 

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02/24/2021

Alain Jacobs: Honorary member of the Dutch Sommelier Guild

The Dutch Sommelier Guild (NGS) appointed new honorary life members during their annual meeting on February 8th.

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02/24/2021

Mundus Vini Biofach wine awards: 31 German wines awarded

For the twelfth time, the Great International Wine Prize Mundus Vini and the world's leading trade fair Biofach, organized the Great International Organic Wine Prize Mundus Vini Biofach. Almost 500 wines were submitted. In Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, an expert jury awarded a total of 199 organic wines with gold and silver, including 31 organic...

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02/23/2021

German Wine Institute launches in the Czech Republic

The German Wine Institute (DWI) is expanding its international marketing activities to the Czech market for the first time this year. After an extensive tender, the DWI commissioned the agency BEST Mediální společnost to carry out various measures until the end of the year.

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02/23/2021

German wines continue to perform well in Sweden

The Swedish alcohol monopoly Systembolaget has published its sales figures for last year. German wines have done very well in the biggest Scandinavian country, growing overall by 10 % both in value and volume.

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02/17/2021

Let's Celebrate National Drink Wine Day

On Thursday, February 18, 2021, The National Drink Wine Day is being celebrated around the globe. On this occasion, The German Wine Institute provides information about the importance of wine culture and moderate consumption - two inseparably linked approaches.

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02/17/2021

Rosé wine production increases in Germany

The range of German rosé wines has been growing continuously for years. As reported by the German Wine Institute (DWI), last year the quantity of quality-certified rosé wine increased significantly by nine percent compared to 2019, amounting to a total annual production of around one million hectolitres.

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02/12/2021

Ice Wine harvest 2020: the last frozen grapes are in the cellar

The onset of winter with prolonged, heavy frosts at the beginning of February, made it possible for wine producers in various regions to crown the 2020 vintage with an ice harvest.

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02/03/2021

Anna rocks!

The incumbent German Wine Princess Anna-Maria Löffler likes to turn the amplifier up a little. In the interview, she explains which rock music she likes and what it has to do with the wine industry.

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