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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


DWI honours four new Riesling Fellows at the Berlin Reichstag

On April 1st the German Wine Institute (DWI) awarded the four new Riesling Fellows Lars Daniëls from the Netherlands, Nico Knott from Belgium, Nils Flaaten from Norway and Tomasz Prange-Barczyński from Poland at the Berlin Reichstag for their international efforts concerning Riesling and German wines in general.

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Mundus Vini Nordic: The First Scandinavian Award for German Wines

In order to support this positive export-development of German wines and to further promote the "German Wine" brand abroad, the German wine publishing house Meininger is organizing the first ever wine competition Mundus Vini Nordic in cooperation with the German Wine Institute.

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Germany's Best Sekt Wines Selected

To mark the start of the international ProWein wine trade fair, the German Wine Institute (DWI) on March 17 announced the winners of its competition to find the best German sekt. The three victors were culled from 200 submitted samples from all 13 German winegrowing regions.

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Germans Reaching for More White than Red

For the first time since 1999, German consumers purchased more white wine than red this past year.

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Rising revenues for German wine sales

The value of wine sold in Germany rose by roughly one percent in 2018 in a year-over-year comparison. The statistics were measured in a study by the German Wine Institute (DWI) ahead of the ProWein trade fair. The data was collected as part of the GfK Wine Market Analysis, which the DWI commissions each year from the market consulting specialists.

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Riesling birthday festivities taking place on a global scale

Germany's most important grape variety, the Riesling, celebrates its birthday on march 13th. On this day of the year 1435, the grape variety was mentioned for the first time in a written document. From Amsterdam (NL) to Toronto (CA), actions under the hashtag #rieslingbirthday take place worldwide.

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Average price of German wine exports at a record high

Last year, consumers abroad spent on average more for German wine than ever before. As the German Wine Institute (DWI) reports, the average price for a litre of exported wine in 2018 rose by 15 cents to 3,04 € (prime cost), breaking for the first time the three euro mark. In comparison with the year 2002, for example, it has exactly doubled.

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Jancis Robinsons German Tasting in Shanghai

On the occasion of the China Wine Summit 2019 - organised by TasteSpirit - Riesling Fellow and Master of Wine Jancis Robinson ran a master class "Decode top terroir of German Riesling and Pinot Noir" on 23rd February in Shanghai.

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German and Bordeaux wines: A first promising cooperation in the USA

Under the slogan "Clink Different", the Bordeaux wine council Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) and the German Wine Institute (DWI) will launch the first ever joint promotion of their wines in the United States in March 2019.

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Gourmet-Portal nominates Germany's Top-Reds

The first "Lagen-Cup RED" of the gourmet portal "Gourmetwelten" presents its results: Six Pinot Noir wines from the Palatinate are among the top 10 of the competition with six representatives.

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