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Ernst Büscher
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Christina Miesch-Schmidt
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Frank R. Schulz
Media & Cooperations

Pia Johannson / Online

Eberhard Abele / Research & Statistics


The Changing World of Consumer Buying Trends in Germany

In Germany, consumers have clearly changed their habits of buying wine in recent years. Just prior to the ProWein international wine trade fair in Düseldorf, Monika Reule, director of the German Wine Institute/Mainz, pointed out that wine consumers in Germany have become much more interested in trying new things.

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Germany: Exports Decline After Small Harvest

Just prior to the ProWein international wine trade fair in Düsseldorf, the German Wine Institute/Mainz reported that in 2014, German wine exporters shipped ca. 1.2 million hectolters of wine worth 315 million euros. This is a decrease of 9.2 percent in volume and 5.6 percent in value compared with the year before.

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Three Mosel Rieslings earn 100 Parker Points

Weingut Markus Molitor in Bernkastel-Wehlen on the Mosel has earned three perfect scores from one of the world's most distinguished wine critics, "Parker's Wine Advocate." The wine tester responsible for Germany, Stephan Rheinhardt, assigned 100 points for three noble sweet Riesling Auslese wines from the vintage 2013, specifically from the...

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Germany: Dry Wines Ascendant

Following the market trend toward dry wines, a full 44 percent of all "Qualität" and "Prädikat" wines bottled in Germany last year were classified as "trocken" (dry). In estimates by the German Wine Institute (DWI), this represents an eight percent rise over a decade ago (2004). Over that same period, the market share occupied by off-dry wines saw...

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The Riesling Fellowship celebrates new members

On thursday night top German Riesling producers and members of the UK trade gathered for a gala dinner at Vintners’ Hall in London to celebrate the hero of German grape varieties at The Riesling Fellowship. The evening saw the announcement of three new members to the Riesling Fellowship recognised for their dedication and passion of German...

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German Wine Institute to Present "Regional Heroes" at ProWein

Expanded Stand for Generation Riesling

Presenting "Regional Heroes", The German Wine Institute (DWI) will be aiming to make a splash at this year's ProWein, the industry's most important trade fair. Building on its new Corporate Identity the DWI will be inviting visitors to embark on an in-depth personal (and gustatory) journey through Germany's...

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New Stand and Typical Regional Wines

Enlarged Presentation Area for Generation Riesling

A new corporate design and a bright, spacious stand will mark the German Wine Institute’s presence at this year’s ProWein, from 15 to 17 March 2015, in Düsseldorf. It is the world’s most important international wine trade fair.

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New German Wine Institute Representatives in China and Poland

As of 1 January 2015, the Deutsches Weininstitut (DWI), or German Wine Institute, has appointed representatives in China and Poland to support activities that have previously been coordinated from Mainz with the opening of a new “Wines of Germany” office in Shanghai and an office within the German-Polish Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Polen)...

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Cold Snap delivers Icewine in Germany

A sudden cold snap sending temperatures plummeting to -12C in several top grape growing regions, enabled vintners in some exceptional cases to harvest icewine ("Eiswein") in Germany. Eiswein is made exclusively from grapes left to freeze on the vine, creating a sweet, concentrated wine with a unique quality and flavour.

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2014 Vintage – A Region-by-Region Report from Germany

Thanks to a rapid, organized harvest and strict grape selection, German winemakers were able to successfully meet the challenges of the 2014 vintage head on. The German Wine Institute (DWI) has collected detailed harvest reports from Germany's 13 classified winegrowing regions.

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