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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


German winegrowers plant more white varieties

Following a period of steady growth until 2006, the vineyard area of red grapes in Germany has since recorded a slight downward trend. As the German Wine Institute (DWI) announced on the basis of figures from the Federal Statistical Office, in the period up to 2015 the area devoted to white grapes rose again by approximately 2,700 ha to 67,074 ha.

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Generation Riesling is 10 years young

They are under 35 years of age and ambassadors of Germany´s modern, high-quality and dynamic wine production: The members of Generation Riesling, the young growers´ movement that is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year! "Ten years young" is the motto of the big birthday party in Frankfurt on 13 June 2016.

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"A temple of German wines in New York"

Famed chef Günter Seeger recently opened up his new New York eatery. In his restaurant located in Manhatten's West Village, he celebrates his passion for German wines and commits himself to be a game-changer for German wine in "Big Apple", as he stated in a recent interview by MW Anne Krebiehl from Wine Ethusiast Magazine.

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Wines of Germany announces another five new "Riesling Fellows"

The Riesling Fellowship was proud to be joined last night by top German Riesling producers and members of the Asian trade for a gala dinner at Renaissance Harbour View Hotel in Hong Kong. The evening, organised on the occasion of the German pavilion at Vinexpo Asia Pacific 2016 saw the announcement of five new members to the Riesling Fellowship.

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First "German Wine Academy" in Canada

The first ever 'German Wine Academy' out of Germany took place in Vancouver, Canada. The sales information seminar named 'Taste the New Perfect Pairings' was organised by Wines of Germany (DWI) and the British Columbia Liquorboard.

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Generation Riesling welcomes its 500th member

In the tenth year since its founding, the Generation Riesling initiative of the German Wine Institute (DWI, Wines of Germany) has grown to 500 young players with responsible positions in the wine industry. On 21 April 2016, DWI managing director Monika Reule welcomed its 500th member, the young Wuerttemberg vintner Benjamin Schuetz from "WeinGut...

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Wines of Germany Tour "Taste the New" started in L.A.

Wines of Germany USA launched its new image campaign, "Taste the New," in Los Angeles with Matthew Kaner of Bar Covell and Augustine Wine Bar, Food & Wine magazine’s Sommelier of the Year (2013).

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Online Wine Sales Booming in Great Britain

Internet wine sales topped £800 million in 2015, which represents ten to eleven percent of the overall British wine market. Those figures were announced by the German Wine Institute (DWI), drawing on a survey conducted by Wine Intelligence, a market research institute.

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Trend: More dry wines in Germany

Dry wines are enjoying increasing popularity in Germany. Forty-six percent of all German quality and "Prädikat" wines bottled in 2015 were classified as “trocken” (dry). Such was the announcement of the German Wine Insitute based on figures from the official wine classification agencies.

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Viticulture museum exibits wine crowns from 1949 to 2015

The re-opening of Germany's viticulture museum in the wine growing city of Oppenheim is being highlighted by a special attraction: besides other wine cultural exibits, crowns of all 'German Wine Majesties' between 1949 and 2015 are showcased.

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