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


The Riesling Nation is a Pinot Paradise

Besides France and the USA, Germany is the third biggest Pinot Noir producer worldwide. In a recent publication Jancis Robinson stresses German enthusiasm for their Spätburgunder, as Pinot Noir is known in Germany. However, she wonders why we don’t see huge quantities on export markets yet.

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Main grape harvest coming early in 2017

This year's main vintage commenced in Germany. Since grapes ripened unusually early, harvesting of Pinot, Müller-Thurgau, Dornfelder and in parts even Riesling grapes has already begun in many German winegrowing regions.

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New cooperation inspires Germany's baking and wine industry

Events organized jointly by winegrowers and bakers - that's the goal! A group of experts from Wines of Germany (DWI) and the German Bread Institute now met at the German National Bakers Academy in Weinheim for an initial work session.

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Germany's wine estates growing in size

The process of structural change in the 13 German wine-growing areas has continued unabated in recent years. Referring to current data from the 'Statistische Bundesamt', Germany's Federal Statistical Office, Wines of Germany (DWI) states that the number of wine-growing estates declined by 17 per cent to 16.898 over the period 2010 to 2016.

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Kick-off for German Federweißer harvest

On 16 August 2017, harvest for "Federweißer", the new fermenting wine of this year, officially started in Neustadt, Germany. The first grapes of Solaris, an early-maturing variety, had ripened well. In the coming days, harvest for the "new wine" will also start in the other wine-growing regions.

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International Talent fancy Wine Country Germany

How do foreigners, who live in Germany and work in the wine business, view us? The students of Geisenheim University (HGU) seeked to answer this question in the context of a media project in cooperation with the German Wine Institute (DWI).

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Sparkling! Berlin cool in London

This summer restaurants in London will be channeling "Berlin cool" with a range of contemporary picnic hampers created in partnership with Wines of Germany. Guests will be served crisp and refreshing wines as well as Sekt (sparkling wine).

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Wine selection at G-20 Summit: Fine Pinots from Germany

When prominent guests took a break from diplomatic talks at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, they enjoyed white and red Pinots from reknowned wine growing regions in Germany. André Müller, sales director at Atlantic Hotel recommended a selection of wines to chancellor Angela Merkel's staff.

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Wine-Biking Premiere in Berlin

For the very first time 'Wines of Germany' invited 'Generation Riesling'-winemakers, journalists, sommeliers and players of the trade to go on a wine biking tour in Berlin. The participants cycled from Potsdam to the capital city in three teams and solved wine knowledge tasks on their way.

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"Riesling & Ladies" rock Shanghai!

"Riesling & Ladies - Born to be chic" is the promising title of a series of events that Wines of Germany China offers to young women in Shanghai. Enjoying and discovering excellent and diverse Rieslings from the German wine regions encourage the self-confident modern way of life of young Chinese women.

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