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Ernst Büscher
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Christina Miesch-Schmidt
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Frank R. Schulz
Media & Cooperations

Pia Johannson / Online

Eberhard Abele / Research & Statistics


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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.


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German wines maintain their position in a declining overall market

Consumers bought slightly fewer imported wines in Germany last year. As announced by the German Wine Institute (DWI), based on a commissioned GfK wine market analysis, sales of wines from German wine-growing regions remained stable in 2019 compared to the previous year. This contrasts with overall wine sales that declined by 0.9%. The value of all...

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Germany's Rosé Wines Trade Up

"Drink Pink!" would have been the motto at the German Wine Institute's (GWI) ProWein stand in 2020. Despite the fact that the next international wine fair in Düsseldorf has been postponed to March 21st to 23rd 2021, the spotlight will still shine on Germany's still and sparkling rosé wines all throughout 2020.

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2019 is the first vintage with a single ice wine

The 2019 vintage will go down in history here in Germany as the first vintage with only one single ice wine. Without making it known to the public before, the Zimmerle winery from Remstal in Württemberg announced on March 3, 2020, that they had harvested Riesling ice wine grapes with a must weight of 155 degrees Oechsle at minus eight degrees...

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