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Ernst Büscher
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Christina Miesch-Schmidt
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Head of Department:
Frank R. Schulz
Media & Cooperations

Pia Johannson / Online

Eberhard Abele / Research & Statistics


Germany: Consumption of Dry Wines on the Rise

Wines from the German regions are being increasingly offered in dry styles. According to the German Wine Institute (DWI), the share of dry quality and Prädikat wines came to 48 percent last year, once again one percentage point up on the previous year.

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Growth market USA: Experts with know-how in demand

On January 16th, The German Wine Institute (DWI) hosted a U.S. Forum in Wiesbaden. This allowed industry members in Germany to explore the United States wine trade and how to enter the world’s largest wine market amidst the country’s varied rules and regulations, distribution channels, and consumer profiles.

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Sparkling ProWein Presence of the German Wine Institute 2019

New DWI Pavilion with Generation Riesling alongside - “Germany Sparkles” – Such is the slogan of the German Wine Institute (DWI) at this year´s ProWein Trade Fair in Düsseldorf.

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German Wine Institute puts focus on German Sekt 2019

This coming year the German Wine Institute (DWI) will focus increasingly on German sparkling wines, called “Sekt”. This will become especially apparent at ProWein 2019, where “Germany ´s Sparkling Wines” will be the central theme of the DWI Pavilion.

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Scandinavia: German wine sales continue to rise

2018 saw another increase in sales of German wines in Scandinavia’s alcohol monopolies in Finland, Sweden and Norway. Together with Denmark, these countries have become the second most important destination for German wine exports, behind the United States but well ahead of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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Eiswein Brings Perfect Close to Germany’s 2018 Vintage

Thanks to the frosty temperatures from January 19 – 22, numerous winemakers in nearly every German winegrowing region successfully harvested Eiswein (ice wine) grapes, reports the German Wine Institute (DWI).

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World tour: Where to enjoy Wines of Germany in 2019

In 2019 Wines of Germany will be showcased at numerous fairs and events around the globe. The German Wine Institute (DWI) listed a selection of the most important dates for on- and off trade as well as winelovers alike:

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China: recognition of German wine on the rise

Since the announcement and implementation of German Wine Academy educational system in 2016, Wines of Germany have educated numerous wine consumers and wine trade professionals all over China through systematic courses taught by Certified German Wine Consultants.

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Germany´s vintage 2018: Detailed reports by region

This year´s grape wine harvest has produced truly exceptional qualities across the nation. At the time of writing, many Rhineland-Pfalz winegrowers are still hoping for a successful ice wine harvest, which was virtually non-existent last year, and have left grapes hanging on 532 hectares of vines for this noble-sweet speciality.

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Vintners‘ mulled wine much in demand: list of producers 2018

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.

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