2021 – A vintage of good wine quality in Germany
2021 was not an easy year for wine producers in the 13 German winegrowing regions. Nevertheless, according to the German Wine Institute (DWI), the current vintage can be classified as good from a quality perspective. The estimated harvest volume of 8.7 million hectolitres nationwide is only slightly below the long-term average.Read more
Red Wine Awards: Ahr and Württemberg up front
Two unusual incidents shaped the 35th German Red Wine Award (Deutscher Rotweinpreis) of the wine magazine vinum: The flood disaster in the red wine region Ahr with devastating effects on viticulture that - however - did not effect the Ahr's great results. Furhtermore, Württembeg surprised in this competition: 25 of the winners who will be honored...Read more
German Wines: More than a short romance
In the fifth interview in the series "The German Wine Questionnaire", we speak to one of Poland's most well-known wine journalists. Tomasz Prange-Barczyński confesses to a brief romance with Liebfraumilch in his youth, which proved to be the gateway to an unbridled passion for the great German wines he loves today.
30 Outstanding Vinotheks awarded
The German Wine Institute (DWI) announced the winners of its "Outstanding Vinotheks 2021" competition in Ingelheim on September 29th.Read more
Sina Erdrich from Baden is Germany's 73rd Winequeen
The new German winequeen is called Sina Erdrich and comes from Baden. In an exciting two-hour final, the 24-year-old prevailed against her five competitors. As German wine princesses, Saskia Teucke from the Pfalz region and Linda Trarbach from the Ahr region are at her side.
Two German wine estates on "Worlds Best Vineyards" List
The World's Best Vineyards 2021 were announced at Schloss Johannisberg in Germany's Rheingau region. Two German wine estates made it onto the global list: Schloss Johannisberg itself and Weingut Dr. Loosen in the Mosel region.Read more
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