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Ernst Büscher
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Christina Miesch-Schmidt
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Frank Schulz / Media & Cooperations

Pia Johannson / Online

Eberhard Abele / Research & Statistics


Germany's wine estates growing in size

The process of structural change in the 13 German wine-growing areas has continued unabated in recent years. Referring to current data from the 'Statistische Bundesamt', Germany's Federal Statistical Office, Wines of Germany (DWI) states that the number of wine-growing estates declined by 17 per cent to 16.898 over the period 2010 to 2016.

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Kick-off for German Federweißer harvest

On 16 August 2017, harvest for "Federweißer", the new fermenting wine of this year, officially started in Neustadt, Germany. The first grapes of Solaris, an early-maturing variety, had ripened well. In the coming days, harvest for the "new wine" will also start in the other wine-growing regions.

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International Talent fancy Wine Country Germany

How do foreigners, who live in Germany and work in the wine business, view us? The students of Geisenheim University (HGU) seeked to answer this question in the context of a media project in cooperation with the German Wine Institute (DWI).

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Sparkling! Berlin cool in London

This summer restaurants in London will be channeling "Berlin cool" with a range of contemporary picnic hampers created in partnership with Wines of Germany. Guests will be served crisp and refreshing wines as well as Sekt (sparkling wine).

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Wine selection at G-20 Summit: Fine Pinots from Germany

When prominent guests took a break from diplomatic talks at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, they enjoyed white and red Pinots from reknowned wine growing regions in Germany. André Müller, sales director at Atlantic Hotel recommended a selection of wines to chancellor Angela Merkel's staff.

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Wine-Biking Premiere in Berlin

For the very first time 'Wines of Germany' invited 'Generation Riesling'-winemakers, journalists, sommeliers and players of the trade to go on a wine biking tour in Berlin. The participants cycled from Potsdam to the capital city in three teams and solved wine knowledge tasks on their way.

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"Riesling & Ladies" rock Shanghai!

"Riesling & Ladies - Born to be chic" is the promising title of a series of events that Wines of Germany China offers to young women in Shanghai. Enjoying and discovering excellent and diverse Rieslings from the German wine regions encourage the self-confident modern way of life of young Chinese women.

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1st ever "Riesling Day" at Vinexpo in Bordeaux

The German Wine Institute (DWI) will be presenting a representative selection of German wines to industry experts at the Vinexpo in Bordeaux (18 - 21 June 2017). Wines from 12 German producers will be highlighted at the joint stand hosted by the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and at other trade fair events.

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Decanter World Wine Awards: Germany's Pinot Noir Best in Show

Wines of Germany achieved some 146 prizes at this year's Decanter World Wine Awards: i.e. 125 medals and 21 recommendations. In total, German wines achieved one award in the category "Platinum - Best in Show", three in Platinum, seven Gold-, 75 Silver- and 39 Bronze medals. Martin Waßmer and Fritz Waßmer from the region of 'Baden', each with one...

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Increasing interest for Wines of Germany in China and Hongkong

Vintners from Germany's wine growing regions presented their wines at several Asian fairs this may. Riesling turned out to be more in demand than Chardonnay. Up to date statistics confirm that wine interested consumers in China are increasingly interested in Wines of Germany.

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