Press Release


Ernst Büscher
T 06135 - 9323-156

Christina Miesch-Schmidt
T 06135-9323-157

Frank Schulz / Media & Cooperations

Pia Johannson / Online

Eberhard Abele / Research & Statistics


From Denmark to Hong Kong: Riesling Weeks worldwide

Wine bars, shops, restaurants and retailers all over the world are ready for Germany’s “Riesling Weeks” as well as “31 days of Riesling”. The campaigns highlight the quality, versatility and food-matching capabilities of German Rieslings and other grape varieties at all price points.

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German Wine-growers Harvest Nine Percent More

German wine-growers are altogether satisfied with the qualities and and quantities of grapes harvested in 2014. Based on the final statistics just released by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the German Wine Institute/Mainz reports that the 9.2 million hectoliters harvested is about nine percent more than the year before and in line with...

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German Wine-growers Focus on Pinots

Last year, the German vineyard area planted with Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) grew by 5.3 percent – the largest increase recorded among all grape varieties. In all, the area devoted to this grape has reached 5,627 hectares (13,904 acres), or twice the size it was in 2000.

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Wines of Germany with more scenic sights online

The German Wine Institute (DWI) presents its’ main pages / in a new more emotional and modern design. Some 22.000 pages with videos, images and informative texts were restructured in a horizontal fly-out navigation. Furthermore, winelovers can reach the site much quicker now.

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The Changing World of Consumer Buying Trends in Germany

In Germany, consumers have clearly changed their habits of buying wine in recent years. Just prior to the ProWein international wine trade fair in Düseldorf, Monika Reule, director of the German Wine Institute/Mainz, pointed out that wine consumers in Germany have become much more interested in trying new things.

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Germany: Exports Decline After Small Harvest

Just prior to the ProWein international wine trade fair in Düsseldorf, the German Wine Institute/Mainz reported that in 2014, German wine exporters shipped ca. 1.2 million hectolters of wine worth 315 million euros. This is a decrease of 9.2 percent in volume and 5.6 percent in value compared with the year before.

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Three Mosel Rieslings earn 100 Parker Points

Weingut Markus Molitor in Bernkastel-Wehlen on the Mosel has earned three perfect scores from one of the world's most distinguished wine critics, "Parker's Wine Advocate." The wine tester responsible for Germany, Stephan Rheinhardt, assigned 100 points for three noble sweet Riesling Auslese wines from the vintage 2013, specifically from the...

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Germany: Dry Wines Ascendant

Following the market trend toward dry wines, a full 44 percent of all "Qualität" and "Prädikat" wines bottled in Germany last year were classified as "trocken" (dry). In estimates by the German Wine Institute (DWI), this represents an eight percent rise over a decade ago (2004). Over that same period, the market share occupied by off-dry wines saw...

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The Riesling Fellowship celebrates new members

On thursday night top German Riesling producers and members of the UK trade gathered for a gala dinner at Vintners’ Hall in London to celebrate the hero of German grape varieties at The Riesling Fellowship. The evening saw the announcement of three new members to the Riesling Fellowship recognised for their dedication and passion of German...

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German Wine Institute to Present "Regional Heroes" at ProWein

Expanded Stand for Generation Riesling

Presenting "Regional Heroes", The German Wine Institute (DWI) will be aiming to make a splash at this year's ProWein, the industry's most important trade fair. Building on its new Corporate Identity the DWI will be inviting visitors to embark on an in-depth personal (and gustatory) journey through Germany's...

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