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02/20/2015

Germany: Dry Wines Ascendant

Following the market trend toward dry wines, a full 44 percent of all "Qualität" and "Prädikat" wines bottled in Germany last year were classified as "trocken" (dry). In estimates by the German Wine Institute (DWI), this represents an eight percent rise over a decade ago (2004). Over that same period, the market share occupied by off-dry wines saw...

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01/30/2015

The Riesling Fellowship celebrates new members

On thursday night top German Riesling producers and members of the UK trade gathered for a gala dinner at Vintners’ Hall in London to celebrate the hero of German grape varieties at The Riesling Fellowship. The evening saw the announcement of three new members to the Riesling Fellowship recognised for their dedication and passion of German...

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01/29/2015

German Wine Institute to Present "Regional Heroes" at ProWein

Expanded Stand for Generation Riesling

Presenting "Regional Heroes", The German Wine Institute (DWI) will be aiming to make a splash at this year's ProWein, the industry's most important trade fair. Building on its new Corporate Identity the DWI will be inviting visitors to embark on an in-depth personal (and gustatory) journey through Germany's...

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01/21/2015

New Stand and Typical Regional Wines

Enlarged Presentation Area for Generation Riesling

A new corporate design and a bright, spacious stand will mark the German Wine Institute’s presence at this year’s ProWein, from 15 to 17 March 2015, in Düsseldorf. It is the world’s most important international wine trade fair.

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01/14/2015

New German Wine Institute Representatives in China and Poland

As of 1 January 2015, the Deutsches Weininstitut (DWI), or German Wine Institute, has appointed representatives in China and Poland to support activities that have previously been coordinated from Mainz with the opening of a new “Wines of Germany” office in Shanghai and an office within the German-Polish Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Polen)...

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01/01/2015

Cold Snap delivers Icewine in Germany

A sudden cold snap sending temperatures plummeting to -12C in several top grape growing regions, enabled vintners in some exceptional cases to harvest icewine ("Eiswein") in Germany. Eiswein is made exclusively from grapes left to freeze on the vine, creating a sweet, concentrated wine with a unique quality and flavour.

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11/25/2014

2014 Vintage – A Region-by-Region Report from Germany

Thanks to a rapid, organized harvest and strict grape selection, German winemakers were able to successfully meet the challenges of the 2014 vintage head on. The German Wine Institute (DWI) has collected detailed harvest reports from Germany's 13 classified winegrowing regions.

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10/10/2014

After High-Speed Harvest, Good Wine Quality in the Cellar

Reports pouring in from around Germany indicate that this year's wine harvest is coming to an unusually rapid and early end. The next few days are expected to see many estates harvest their top quality berries in late-ripening varieties such as Riesling.

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