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Christina Miesch-Schmidt
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Frank R. Schulz
Media & Cooperations

Pia Johannson / Online

Eberhard Abele / Research & Statistics


German Wine Queen Website Revamped with Stronger Visual Approach

Ahead of the vote on 25 September for the 67th German Wine Queen, the Deutsches Weininstitut (DWI) has given its website a full redesign. The new site bundles all relevant information about the position, its duties, the wine 'kingdoms' and the vote itself into a bright and highly visual package.

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Wines of Germany office to re-open in Japan in 2016

Tender Announcement: The DWI is looking for an enthusiastic, strong and innovative partner with excellent contacts to trade and general public media and authorities to re-open a Wines of Germany representation in Japan.

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Global trend for Rosé wine - Germany third largest market

Rosé is regarded as the ideal summer wine. Germany's consumers are not the only one's that love it. According to latest OIV data, sales figures have been rising worldwide during the past years.

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Prof. Dr. Monika Christmann was elected President of the OIV

According to the official announcement from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) during the "38th World Congress of Vine and Wine" in Mainz, Professor Dr. Monika Christmann was elected as the new president during the 13th General Assembly by the voting members. She will succeed Claudia Inés Quini from Argentina, who has accompanied...

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Queen Elizabeth II enjoys Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

During her state visit to Germany, HM Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh dined at Bellevue Castle in Berlin. They enjoyed a 4-course-menu with Wines of Germany. Find the menu and wine card below:

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Flowering Hints at a Good Harvest to Come

The summery temperatures observed throughout the flowering stage in all 13 of Germany's winegrowing regions suggest that the 2015 vintage is shaping up nicely. At present it is estimated that the vines are developing approximately 1 week ahead of the long-standing average.

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German Wines at the Vinexpo in Bordeaux

The German Wine Institute (DWI) was on hand at the Vinexpo Bordeaux (June 14-18, 2015) to present a representative selection of wines from Germany's 13 winegrowing regions. In addition to the tasting counter at our shared stand (Hall 1, Stand No. BD 290), the DWI also offered several master classes daily:

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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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