Press Release


Ernst Büscher
T 06135 - 9323-156

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

Pia Johannson / Online

Eberhard Abele / Research & Statistics


Germany's vintners expect early harvest

In warm regions in Germany the blooming of vines began end of May. This is eight to ten days earlier than the 30-year average. However, due to cool and rainy weather during the past week, the further development was partially slowed down.

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Theme Weeks: The wonderful world of pinots from Germany

Under the hashtag #burgunderwunder, The German Wine Institute starts its last theme weeks and invites you on a two-week trip into the fascinating world of pinot wines from Germany.


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Frankfurt International Wine Trophy awards 190 German wines

A good 2,000 wines were tasted and evaluated for the Frankfurt International Wine Trophy 2020. From mid-April, a selected group of sommeliers, oenologists, wine dealers and trade journalists met for three weeks in meetings of three people each. A third of the positions were awarded. Among them were 190 German wines.


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International Organic Wine Award 2020: Results of Spring Tasting

The first of two tastings for the International Organic Wine Award 2020 took place with 28 tasters all over Germany in a "virtual room". Winemakers from 18 countries did not want to forgo the quality competition, even in these difficult times, so submitted 648 wines for the Spring Tasting. German growers of organic wine won 25 Top Gold, 115 Gold...

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Salmon with Japanese hollandaise and green asparagus

The German Wine Institute runs a topical page "wine & food". Find this seasonal dish and a corresponding wine recommendation in the asparagus section.

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Spotlight on Germany's regional grape varieties

For the next two weeks from May 18, under the hashtag #regionalehelden (local heroes), the DWI will focus on the diversity of our local wines. Grape varieties are presented that are particularly characteristic of their respective region - including classics such as Lemberger and Trollinger from Württemberg, Elbling from the Mosel or Goldriesling...

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Election of the German Wine Queen to take place

The traditional election of the German Wine Queen will take place in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse again this year. The German Wine Institute (DWI), SWR and the city of Neustadt agreed on this in coordination with the representatives of Germany’s 13 wine-growing regions.

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Sparkling Theme a Bubbling Success

The theme #perlenimglas is being enjoyed by sparkling wine fans on social media. 18 video clips and posts with sparkling wine producers, experts and the trio of German wine sovereigns amongst others, have already reached over 45,000 followers on Instagram alone. Many producers also took the opportunity to contribute with their own contributions...

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Germany: Local Wines in Demand

In the first quarter of this year, German consumers increasingly turned to domestic wines. As a result, sales of German wines increased by four percent and turnover by two percent compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

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DWI Theme Weeks: Sparkling on all Channels

For the next two weeks, under the hashtag #perlenimglas, all social media channels of the German Wine Institute will be revolving around sparkling wines. Even if big celebrations can’t take place in person these days, don’t let the joy for drinking sparkles go and at least on Mother's Day, say THANK YOU with a glass of good sparkling wine– even if...

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