German Rieslings amoung Top 5 Finalists in Montréal
La Grande Dégustation de Montréal unveiled the 10 finalists in its annual wine competition which, for the 2017 edition, was dedicated to Rieslings. Selected by a jury of 21 professionals in the wine sector, German Rieslings captured 4 out the five finalist spots in the dry Riesling category and one spot in the semi-dry category.Read more
Vintners‘ mulled wine much in demand: list of producers 2017
Following the current trend, a lot of wine producers offer home-made mulled wine today. Partly organic, or vegan, it can be found more and more on German Christmas markets and at food retailers.Read more
"Brits have rediscovered the joy of quality German wine"
The current popularity of German wine is picking up where British drinkers left off a century ago, says Melanie McDonagh from The Spectator LIFE. According to the online magazine the popularity of good German wine continues to rise in Great Britain.Read more
Gus Pollard: "German wines are the perfect fit"
Prior to this year’s "get it on" wine tasting november 7th in Hoxton Arches, London E2 8HD, Gus Pollard of ‘The 10 Cases’ in Covent Garden gives insights into the potential for further growth in popularity and appreciation for Wines of Germany in the UK.Read more
German 2017 Vintage Small but Fine
The German 2017 wine harvest is headed toward an unseasonably early conclusion, with many estates already done before the end of September. Quality assessments range from good to very good, with the caveat that harvest volumes are relatively small.Read more
Katharina Staab Elected 69th German Wine Queen
The 69th German Wine Queen is named Katharina Staab, and hails from Oberhausen on the Nahe! She is joined in her reign by German Wine Princesses Charlotte Freiberger from the Hessische Bergstraße and Laura Lahm from Rheinhessen.
Masters of Wine seminars also in Germany
From 2018, the Study Programme for the prestigious Master of Wine (MW) title will also include one week in Germany. This follows an agreement between the German Wine Institute (DWI) and the Institute of Masters of Wine.Read more
Top address for German wines in Munich
On the initiative of the German Wine Institute (DWI i.e. Wines of Germany), a new Riesling Lounge was opened on 21 September 2017 in the "Vintage Selection" wine bar in the trendy Munich Glockenbachviertel.Read more
Superlatives at latest VDP auction in Germany
The 2017 wine auction weekend of The Prädikatsweingüter VDP (predicate wine estates) ended on september 17th with new price records. Auctions were exciting right from the start:
The Riesling Nation is a Pinot Paradise
Besides France and the USA, Germany is the third biggest Pinot Noir producer worldwide. In a recent FT.com publication Jancis Robinson stresses German enthusiasm for their Spätburgunder, as Pinot Noir is known in Germany. However, she wonders why we don’t see huge quantities on export markets yet.Read more