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30.08.2018

Quality categories

Quality Categories Among the most important legally required declarations on a label is a wine's quality category. The German wine law makes far more distinctions within the two broad quality…

30.08.2018

Must weights

Must Weights The amount of sugar that has developed in the grapes' juice, or must, is an important indication of ripeness. This is referred to as «must weight» and it is measured on a hydrometer, a…

30.08.2018

Specialitiy & Regional Wines

Other noteworthy initiatives: Premium wines (or series of wines) produced by individual estates, commercial wineries and/or cooperative wineries. Eye-catching bottles and labels as well as…

30.08.2018

The Label

The quality control test number is a good orientation point, as is the name of a reputable producer. The grape variety influences the bouquet and flavor of a wine to a considerable extent. The…

30.08.2018

Crystals in Wine

How do Crystals Develop in Wine? Riper grapes have higher levels of tartaric acid. The longer grapes ripen on the vine, the longer they have to absorb minerals from the soil. Little by little…

30.08.2018

Other Products of Grape

Trester(brand) - Brandy Distilled from Grape PomaceGrape-based brandies are excellent digestifs and the perfect way to end a fine meal. Trester is the German equivalent of French Marc or Italian…

30.08.2018

Wine growing regions

SachsenSachsen is Germany's easternmost and smallest wine-growing region. read moreWürttembergApart from the urban centers of Stuttgart and Heilbronn, Württemberg is a rural, hilly countryside…

30.08.2018

Photo Archive

Not registered yet?If this is your first time using the photo archive of the German Wine Institute you have to register here:Registration

30.08.2018

Mailservice

[Translate to English:] Anmeldung zum Pressemailer[Translate to English:] Nach Ihrer einmaligen Aufnahme in unseren Pressemailer erhalten Sie nicht regelmäßig, sondern immer dann, wenn es etwas…

30.08.2018

Ocean meets Wine

Mussels or cockles boast tender meat and a subtle taste. As a rule, they are steamed and served with a sauce that is not too dominant and uses root vegetables, white wine, pepper, cream or tomato…