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21.01.2019

Team

Geman Wine AcademyDr. Claudia Stein-Hammer – Under the scientific direction of Dr. Claudia Stein-Hammer, the Deutsche Weinakademie (DWA, or German Wine Academy) analyzes, assesses and…

21.01.2019

Riesling Fellowship

Stephen Brook, wine writer Riesling Fellow Stephen Brook studied English and philosophy at Trinity College, Cambridge. After many years as a publisher’s editor, in both the United States and…

21.01.2019

Grape varieties

Grape varieties The wide range of grape varieties cultivated in Germany is impressive, from "A," as in Acolon, to "Z," as in Zweigeltrebe. About two dozen of these are of commercial importance,…

21.01.2019

Viticulture & Winemaking

Soil & Sites Soil types: The soil nourishes the roots, and thus, the vines, with water and nutrients. Furthermore, the soil influences heat conservation and with it, the development of the vine and…

21.01.2019

Quality standards

Quality StandardsQuality categoriesAmong 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…

21.01.2019

Taste & Quality

Sparkling wine (Sekt)The wine law defines four basic styles to express the degree of dryness or sweetness of a still wine. read moreSpecialty & Regional winesIn addition to various types of wine…

21.01.2019

Wine & more

Mushrooms, pumpkin & wine Autumnal delights are distinguished by their variety of taste and colour. Suitable wines from the German wine-growing regions are the crowning glory of autumnal mushroom…

21.01.2019

Red Grapes

Portugieser Portugieser is a very old variety that probably originates in the Danube Valley (not in Portugal). read moreBlauer LembergerLemberger - An Evening of Mediterranean Warmth... read…

21.01.2019

White Grapes

SilvanerSilvaner is an old variety that once was the most important grape in Germany. read moreGrauburgunder Altough the skin of the Grauburgunder grape is coloured reddish-grey, it is…

21.01.2019

Spätburgunder

Spätburgunder In Germany, the Spätburgunder is to red wine what the Riesling is to white wine: the cream of the crop. In fact, Germany is the world's third largest producer of Pinot Noir. The…