Six finalists on the way to becoming the 73rd German Wine Queen
After an exciting preliminary decision, Saskia Teucke (Palatinate), Valerie Gorgus (Rheingau), Henrike Heinicke (Württemberg), Marie Jostock (Mosel), Sina Erdrich (Baden) and Linda Trarbach (Ahr) reached the finals of the election of the 73rd German Wine Queen!
Utrecht: Journey to German Wines in the Train Museum
In mid-September, after a two-year pandemic break, the Riesling, Pinot & Co table presentation was held again in the Netherlands. It took place for the first time in the train museum of Utrecht and enthused some 300 visitors to embark on a journey to German wines (see photos).
Optimistic start to the vintage in Germany
The first winemakers in many German wine regions are starting their grape harvest for the production of sparkling and still wines.Read more
New Riesling Fellows from Canada
On September 10, two new Riesling Fellows were honored in Toronto for their outstanding commitment and passion for German Riesling. Two Canadians received the award for the first time this year:Read more
Election of the 73rd German Wine Queen to be streamed
The preliminary decision on the election of the 73rd German Wine Queen will be streamed on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 6.45 a.m. PST on the web. This service can be accessed worldwide via the homepage of the German Wine Institute (DWI) deutscheweine.de , the German Wine Ambassador's portal deutscheweinkoenigin.de as well as...Read more
Goosebumps: an interview with Riesling Fellow Peter Kuhn
"It literally shone out of the glass, bundled, with freshness, ripened fruit and the finest mineral power," said Peter Kuhn, Swiss German wine expert and owner of the wine store peterkuhnweine.ch, describing his first memorable experience with German dry Riesling in the DWI expert interview "The German Wine Questionnaire".
Global agencies volunteer to help the Ahr region
Two months after a huge flood destroyed the Ahr valley wine region, employees and affiliates of the German Wine Institute (DWI) express their gratitude for the contributions and efforts of global Wines of Germany agencies to help those winemakers in need.Read more
Best German wines in Switzerland
For the first time, the wine magazine VINUM held a tasting competition to determine the best German wines on the Swiss market. A total of 460 wines were tasted, submitted by over 40 wine merchants situated between St. Gallen and Geneva.Read more
"New Wine" harvested in Germany
On August 23rd, the first grapes of the early-ripening Solaris variety were harvested in the Rheinhessen region of Germany after reaching almost 70 degrees Oechsle. Wine estates from the Pfalz region also confirmed that they had begun "new wine" production, as reported by the German Wine Institute (DWI).
Best sommeliers for German wines awarded in China
Yingxia Hu, Fengzhi Zhang and Jie Shen won the 2nd 'Best Sommelier Competition of German Wine' in China. It took place at Hongkou Sheraton Hotel, Shanghai on August 16th, 2021. This annual event gets organized by the German Wine Institute.Read more