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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


Kick-off event for Wines of Germany Japan

More than 60 japanese importers attended the 'Wines of Germany Japan' kick-off event that took place february 8th 2016 in Tokyo. In her welcome speech, Monika Reule, General Manager of The German Wine Institute, explained the objective target to strengthen a modern image of dry-styled Wines of Germany on the japanese market. Yumiko...

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The Telegraph: "Choose Riesling"

"German rieslings are naturally lower in alcohol - and they're underpriced", says Susy Atkins from the British daily newspaper 'The Telegraph'. The editor of lifestyle, food and drink topics continues: "it pays to think of fine German riesling as a different class of drink altogether".

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Wines of Germany announces two new "Riesling Fellows"

The Riesling Fellowship was proud to be joined last night by top German Riesling producers and members of the UK and international trade for a gala dinner at Vintners’ Hall in London. This year’s winners are Paul Grieco, New York, USA and Albert de Jong, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, recognised for their dedication and passion for German Riesling.


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Amsterdam: Great Start for Wines of Germany

Individual winegrowers as well as cooperatives and associations from Germany presented their wines from january 11.-13th 2016 at the 'Wine Professional Amsterdam'. Dutch experts from trade and gastronomy joined the fair and were delighted by the wine qualities of the following exhibitors:

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Call For Papers for the 62nd German Winegrowers’ Congress

Within the specialized international fair "Intervitis-Interfructa-Hortitechnica" the German Winegrowers’ Association (DWV) organizes the 62nd German Winegrowers’ Congress and calls for papers. The fair will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, from november 27th to 30th 2016. Proposals shall be attended until end of march.

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Icewine crowns the 2015 vintage in Germany

The wait for the deep freeze was worth it after all. As the German Wine Institute (DWI) announced, on the 18 and 19 January many estates in almost all German wine growing regions were able to harvest grapes (mainly Riesling, Silvaner and Pinot Noir) for the production of Eiswein or ice wine.

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New Management for German Wine Institute office in Denmark

The Danish office of “Wines of Germany” in Copenhagen came under new management after nine years in January 2016. In a Europe-wide call for tenders, the agency Ehrenberg Kommunikation prevailed with creative concepts against a strong field of competitors.

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New York Times recommends Mosel wine country

US-journalist Adam Graham recommends to visit Germany's Mosel wine country - mother land of fine riesling wines - in his latest New York Times publication. The NYT narrowed down the world's top destinations to 52 places to see in the year of 2016.

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Germany, market leader in the white wine segment of Norway

Norway's alcohol monopoly "Vinmonopolet" has published its statistics for 2015. And the market leader in the white wine segment is - again - Germany! 30.1 % of all white wines sold by Vinmonopolet in Norway come from Germany.

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Chancellor Merkel enjoys Generation Riesling wines

Shortly before her party congress december 14/15th in Karlsruhe, Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel visited reknowned restaurant "garbo" to enjoy Generation Riesling wines created by young vintner Christian Estelmann from Eugen Wambsganß winery in Landau, Palatinate.

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