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08/28/2018

German wine growers optimistic as main harvest gets underway

Water supply paramount in determining quality and quantity: As picking commences for Germany´s main harvest, which in most wine regions has begun exceptionally early this year, wine producers look forward to a vintage of overall very good qualities and promising crop sizes.

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08/06/2018

Grape harvest earliest on record

August 6th marked the official start of the harvest for “Federweisser” (a partially-fermented, yeasty wine speciality) in Lörzweiler, Rheinhessen, this year - the earliest start-date ever. With a must weight of over 90 degrees Oechsle, the harvested grapes of the early-ripening variety Solaris were already exceptionally sweet.

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08/01/2018

Winequeen workshop promotes talent

Seven weeks prior to the grand election of Germany's 70th Winequeen candidates participate in a 3-day preparatory workshop. English language skills are one part of a public assessment during two tv-shows one of which is broadcasted live in september.

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07/24/2018

Clinking Glasses with the Statue of Liberty

During this year's Summer of Riesling Concert Cruise Germany's Wine Queen Katharina Staab engaged with consumers, trade members, and media in New York City (NYC). She featured 13 Rieslings, including seven from various regions of Germany.

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07/13/2018

Wines of Germany (DWI) with new focus on Russia

Over the past two years a new positive trend for wine imports has been observed on the Russian market following the drastic decline in wine imports from Germany to Russia since 2010. Meanwhile, Russian consumers tend to appreciate German wines more and more, and the average price of exported wines from Germany has increased significantly.

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07/12/2018

Consumer Campaign Award for Wines of Germany UK

Wines of Germany UK celebrates this week's win at the International Wine Challenge awards. The '31 Days of German Riesling' campaign picked up the prize for the best Consumer Campaign of the Year 2018.

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07/11/2018

German wine enjoyed across the world

The Federal Foreign Office serves wines from Germany at numerous receptions, banquets, dinners or other events across the globe. A recommended list of 25 wines drawn up jointly by the Federal Foreign Office and Wines of Germany now makes it easier for missions abroad to determine which wine to choose.

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06/20/2018

Recommended: Light wines for the summer

When days get hot, it is nice to have something cool in the glass – the time of summer wines has arrived. Summer wines, in general, are rather light, fruity wines low in alcohol. They are consumed young and taste fresh and crisp.

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06/18/2018

Monika Reule sees positive development in export

German wines are high in demand abroad: The average price of exported German wines has significantly increased in the past years. At the Export Forum beginning of June, DWI CEO Monika Reule answered the questions of AZ editor Torben Schröder regarding current figures and future developments.

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06/08/2018

Riesling Weeks Kick Off Celebration in Hong Kong

The sixth running of "Riesling Weeks" in Hong Kong commenced june 8th. It is a month-long celebration of German wine in June led by its most famous grape variety Riesling, offictiated by Germany's wine queen Katharina Staab.

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