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Themed weeks: Sweeten the time with sweet, delicious wine
If you want to sweeten your days a little during these difficult times, the German Wine Institute (DWI) recommends enjoying locally produced sweet wines.
Early Budburst Prolongs the Risk of Late Frosts
After Germany's warm and sunny spring, the buds and vine shoots this year have sprouted about two weeks earlier than the long-term average.Read more
Germany’s 2019 Vintage Yields 8.3 Million Hectolitres
Exactly 8.326 million hectolitres (hl) of wine must were recorded from the 2019 German vintage. This is approximately 0.1 million hl less than recently estimated.Read more
Tips on combining food and wine during topical weeks
Even if Easter this year can only be spent in the closest family circle, at least it can still be enjoyed. We will help you with some food and wine suggestions.
Global Trends in Wine 2020
The market research institute Wine Intelligence, has made available its report on Global Trends in the wine sector. It was originally released in January 2020 and has now been updated against the background of the global Corona virus pandemic.Read more
Germany's best Rosés awarded
In spring, the German Wine Institute (DWI) invited a 15-person jury of experts from 15 different countries to select "Germany's Best Rosé wines and Sparkling wines 2020" from a total of around 200 entries.Read more
Berlin Wine Trophy: Six Grand Gold medals for Germany
At the winter tasting of the Berlin Wine Trophy, 371 German wines were awarded a medal . In addition to 23 silver and 342 gold medals, German wineries and vintners' cooperatives won the highest award of Grand Gold six times.Read more
White wine varieties gaining ground
German wine growers futher rely on planting more white grape varieties. This announcement by the German Wine Institute (DWI) is based on the latest survey on the German vineyard surface area for 2019 by the Federal Statistical Office. White wine varieties comprise 68,911 hectares, that is exactly two thirds of the nationwide total vineyard area of...Read more
Best Vineyard Views 2020 announced
From February 10 to March 15, more than 10,000 people participated in a public online vote on the homepage of the German Wine Institute (DWI), for the "Best Vineyard Views 2020" in each of the German wine regions.Read more
Riesling’s birthday on March 13 was celebrated worldwide
Germany's most important grape variety, Riesling, celebrated its 585th birthday on March 13, 2020. On this day in 1435, the grape variety was first mentioned in a document. There were campaigns worldwide under the hashtag #rieslingbirthday.