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Christina Miesch-Schmidt
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Frank R. Schulz
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Pia Johannson / Online

Eberhard Abele / Research & Statistics


Election of the 73rd German Wine Queen to be streamed

The preliminary decision on the election of the 73rd German Wine Queen will be streamed on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 6.45 a.m. PST on the web. This service can be accessed worldwide via the homepage of the German Wine Institute (DWI) , the German Wine Ambassador's portal as well as...

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Goosebumps: an interview with Riesling Fellow Peter Kuhn

"It literally shone out of the glass, bundled, with freshness, ripened fruit and the finest mineral power," said Peter Kuhn, Swiss German wine expert and owner of the wine store, describing his first memorable experience with German dry Riesling in the DWI expert interview "The German Wine Questionnaire".


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Global agencies volunteer to help the Ahr region

Two months after a huge flood destroyed the Ahr valley wine region, employees and affiliates of the German Wine Institute (DWI) express their gratitude for the contributions and efforts of global Wines of Germany agencies to help those winemakers in need.

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Best German wines in Switzerland

For the first time, the wine magazine VINUM held a tasting competition to determine the best German wines on the Swiss market. A total of 460 wines were tasted, submitted by over 40 wine merchants situated between St. Gallen and Geneva.

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"New Wine" harvested in Germany

On August 23rd, the first grapes of the early-ripening Solaris variety were harvested in the Rheinhessen region of Germany after reaching almost 70 degrees Oechsle. Wine estates from the Pfalz region also confirmed that they had begun "new wine" production, as reported by the German Wine Institute (DWI).


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Best sommeliers for German wines awarded in China

Yingxia Hu, Fengzhi Zhang and Jie Shen won the 2nd 'Best Sommelier Competition of German Wine' in China. It took place at Hongkou Sheraton Hotel, Shanghai on August 16th, 2021. This annual event gets organized by the German Wine Institute.

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Wine world responds to Ahr disaster with overwhelming solidarity

The flood disaster in the Ahr Valley has led to an unprecedented solidarity amongst the entire wine world with the winemakers affected. In order to communicate the numerous relief efforts as quickly and widely as possible, the German Wine Institute (DWI) immediately set up an overview page that lists all campaigns, offers of aid and accounts for...

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Japanese wine expert: My German superhero wine

What do the Rheingau and a desert island have in common? According to our interviewee Takahiro Yamano: the wine. The managing director of Japanese import company Herrenberger Hof reveals in “The German Wine Questionnaire” which German Riesling gives him superpowers.

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Dramatic situation in Ahr wine region - help for producers

The flood disaster last week has had a devastating impact on many, including the wine producers of the Ahr Valley. Particularly in Ahrweiler, but also in the surrounding villages of Mayschoss and Dernau, the deluge of water has carried away barrels, wine bottles and machines, thus destroying entire wine-producing businesses and livelihoods.

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18. Decanter World Wine Awards: Record year for German wines

Record year for German wines at this year's Decanter World Wine Awards: not only with Riesling, but also with world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. These came from the Ahr and Baden. In the tasting notes of the jury it was said that it could be that Germany's wine landscape was beginning to present itself a little more "Burgundy".


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