Press Release


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


Winequeen workshop promotes talent

Seven weeks prior to the grand election of Germany's 70th Winequeen candidates participate in a 3-day preparatory workshop. English language skills are one part of a public assessment during two tv-shows one of which is broadcasted live in september.

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Germany set for its earliest ever grape harvest

After a warm spring and a very sunny midsummer German grape harvest is due to begin unusually early this year. The first grapes for the young wine 'Federweißer' will be picked in the wine-growing region Rheinhessen on 6 August already, which is earlier than ever before.

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Clinking Glasses with the Statue of Liberty

During this year's Summer of Riesling Concert Cruise Germany's Wine Queen Katharina Staab engaged with consumers, trade members, and media in New York City (NYC). She featured 13 Rieslings, including seven from various regions of Germany.

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Wines of Germany (DWI) with new focus on Russia

Over the past two years a new positive trend for wine imports has been observed on the Russian market following the drastic decline in wine imports from Germany to Russia since 2010. Meanwhile, Russian consumers tend to appreciate German wines more and more, and the average price of exported wines from Germany has increased significantly.

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Consumer Campaign Award for Wines of Germany UK

Wines of Germany UK celebrates this week's win at the International Wine Challenge awards. The '31 Days of German Riesling' campaign picked up the prize for the best Consumer Campaign of the Year 2018.

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German wine enjoyed across the world

The Federal Foreign Office serves wines from Germany at numerous receptions, banquets, dinners or other events across the globe. A recommended list of 25 wines drawn up jointly by the Federal Foreign Office and Wines of Germany now makes it easier for missions abroad to determine which wine to choose.

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Riesling Fellow Freddy Price deceased

The German Wine Institute mourns the loss of London-based Riesling Fellow Freddy Price, who passed away on 27 June 2018 at 86 years of age.



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Monika Reule sees positive development in export

German wines are high in demand abroad: The average price of exported German wines has significantly increased in the past years. At the Export Forum beginning of June, DWI CEO Monika Reule answered the questions of AZ editor Torben Schröder regarding current figures and future developments.

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Riesling Weeks Kick Off Celebration in Hong Kong

The sixth running of "Riesling Weeks" in Hong Kong commenced june 8th. It is a month-long celebration of German wine in June led by its most famous grape variety Riesling, offictiated by Germany's wine queen Katharina Staab.

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Germany: Land of Wine and Connoisseurs

Germany has far more to offer than good cars, technology or football. In the shadow of its economic and sports successes, a generation has evolved for whom enjoyment of the fine things in life is just as important - and that is making itself clearly felt both in the restaurant as well as the wine scene.

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