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


One Million Video Views for Wines of Germany

At the end of January 2022, the German Wine Institute (DWI) reached the milestone of one million video views and 4,2 million impressions on its YouTube channel "deutscheweine" (German wines). The top 10 most requested contents include topics related to viticulture and winemaking in German and English language.

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Washington Post Magazine highlights Geman wines

According to 'The Washington Post Magazine' a new generation of Germany's wine producers as well as global warming are changing the American public's perception of German wine.

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Media reach of The German Wine Institute rises to 1,54 billion readers

The German Wine Institute (DWI) increased its media presence and thus the attention for domestic wines again. As the annual analysis by the Presse-Monitor Association (PMG) of more than 4,000 print and online media shows, the DWI was mentioned in 9,300 articles in print and online media.

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100 days in office: Germany's Wine Ambassadores score

"The first months as The German Wine Ambassador were very intense", Sina Erdrich sums up after her first 100 days in office. On September 24th last year, the young wine expert was crowned the 73rd German Wine Queen.

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Germany's Outstanding Wine Gastronomies Awarded

The German Wine Institute (DWI), in cooperation with Original SELTERS and the reknowned magazine DER FEINSCHMECKER, has chosen "Outstanding Wine Gastronomies". The prerequisite to win this contest is an outstanding committment to wines from German growing regions.


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Icewine in Germany: Deep frost brings forth vintage 2021

In the week before Christmas, wineries from most of the 13 German wine-growing regions had ideal conditions for harvesting icewine. The world-famous rarity from Germany brings wine producers worldwide attention and joy to so many winelovers around the globe.


The Johanneshof winery in Bad Kreuznach-Bosenheim was the first to be able to harvest...

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Stock declined: Good sales of German wines

The good wine sales have caused stocks in Germany to decline. As of July 31, 2021, 11.5 million hectoliters were stored in this country. This is 7,3 percent less wine and sparkling wine than in the same period of the previous year, as the German Wine Institute (DWI) announced on the basis of a publication by the Federal Statistical Office on the...

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Top wine selection for "Berlinale" film stars

The 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place as a face-to-face event from February 10th to 20th 2022. Therefore The German Wine Institute (DWI) as "Official Supplier" will again ensure that exclusively German wines are served at all official Berlinale events.

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Sekt-CUP awards Germany's best sparkling wine

At the first Sekt CUP on the "Gourmetwelten" portal, a jury of experts tasted 100 German sparkling wines for two days in the Hotel ZOO (Restaurant GRACE) on Kurfürstendamm in Berlin.


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The 2021 vintage in the German winegrowing regions

Lean wines, full of aroma - this aptly describes the 2021 vintage in the German winegrowing regions. The best month for winemakers this year was not May, but sun-drenched September. With plenty of sunshine and cool nights in many regions, September brought a conciliatory end to a season that was clearly different from the three previous years and...

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