First grapes harvested in Germany – record breaking 100° Oe
On August 10th, this year's harvest for partly fermented new wine - locally known as Federweisser - commenced in the Pfalz region (Palatinate). At this comparatively early harvest time, the healthy grapes of the early-ripening variety ‚Solaris‘ reached ripeness with over 100 degrees Oechsle.Read more
German white wine in demand in Scandinavia
The alcohol monopolies of Norway, Finland and Sweden are reporting strong growth in wine sales in the first half of 2020 after wine purchases shifted more to retail because of the corona-related gastronomy closures. German white wines have benefited more than average from this development.
Seven applicants are getting ready for the election of the German Wine Queen
In preparation for this year's 72nd election of the German Wine Queen, the German Wine Institute (DWI) invited all contestants to a preparatory seminar from August 11th to 13th in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse.Read more
"In Berlin the demand for German wines is very high"
The German Wine Institute (DWI) occasionally interviews bloggers, sommeliers and influencers on the topic of "Germany as a wine country". We recently asked Serhat Aktas from Berlin, some questions about German wines. He is the organizer of the Berlin wine competition, the ‘Lagen Cup’ and is also now running a bistro & wine bar there called "Der...Read more
Hike, Pose, Post and Win!
All 13 Best Vineyard Views 2020 will soon be marked with a stele. From now on, the DWI is giving you an extra incentive to visit these sites as well as the other Best Vineyard Views from 2016 and 2012 by offering great prizes to participants in the #SchönsteWeinsichtenGewinnspiel competition.Read more
New study on the Consumption of Alcohol-free Wines
According to the German Wine Institute (DWI), the range of alcohol-free wines and sparkling wines from wineries, winegrowers' cooperatives, bottlers and retailers has increased significantly in recent years.Read more
"Wines of Germany China" continues to expand its digital presence
In the wake of the COVID 19 crisis, digital marketing has become even more important, especially in the Asian markets. The Wines of Germany China office has expanded its already strong presence in online and social media channels in recent months in order to reach both professionals and end users even more effectively.Read more
Great interest in RieslingWeeks premiere in Taiwan
The German Wine Institute (DWI) is organizing the internationally reknowned Riesling Week in Taiwan for the first time. The international agency 'Terroir & Spice' has won over 130 restaurants, bars and wine shops across Taiwan as well as the country's three largest online platforms.Read more
Schloss Johannisberg and Dr. Loosen among top 50 wine destinations worldwide
The British market research company William Reed Business Media has published a list of the 50 most interesting wine tourism destinations worldwide. Schloss Johannisberg in the Rheingau region and Dr. Loosen at the Mosel river are among the award-winning wineries.Read more
Glamping - a night in a luxurious wine barrel
Camping and motorhome trips are top of the list for holiday ideas in Germany, especially in 2020. Why not enjoy the sunset from a campsite surrounded in vines?Read more