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Rise in demand for German Pinot Noir: Tasting in London ahead


Britain’s first ever German Pinot Noir tasting is to take place in London in March this year, Harpers wine magazine revealed. Meanwhile a Danish newspaper confirms the trend: "Germany has become a new pinot noir superpower."

According to the tasting will be hosted jointly by German wine distributor Howard Ripley and distributor ABS (Awin Barratt Siegel).

Both distributors want to bring their German Pinot Noir producers together at the event to showcase a broad range of Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) production.

The launch of the tasting comes amid strong demand for German Pinot Noir, (from entry level to top end), which has evolved into a highly competitive alternative to Burgundy reds. More:

“This is the most positive, upbeat and encouraging article about German wine in the UK I have EVER read in my 24 years at the German Wine Institute, says Head of Marketing Steffen Schindler. “And just to prove what is being said: our latest export figures for 2017 to the UK are very positive, too …

The Danish newspaper “The Jyllands Post” confirms the trend: “Germany has become a new pinot noir superpower.” Read on at


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