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14.08.2018

Chardonnay

ChardonnayLike many other ancient grape varieties, Chardonnay stems from the Middle East.As viticulture spread, the variety found a new home in France, particularly in Burgundy. Chardonnay is one…

14.08.2018

Work in the Wineyard & Cellar

[Translate to English:] Ahrwein e.V.[Translate to English:] Hauptstraße 8053474 Bad Neuahr-AhrweilerTel.: 02 641 / 91 71 0 Fax: 02 641 / 91 71 51www.ahrwein.de info@ahrwein.de Weitere…

14.08.2018

Climate & Weather

The longer ripening period for grapes north of the Alps yields fresher, fruitier wines. Germany is among the most northerly wine-growing countries of the world. It is primarily the warm Gulf…

14.08.2018

Soil & Sites

[Translate to English:] Ahrwein e.V.[Translate to English:] Hauptstraße 8053474 Bad Neuahr-AhrweilerTel.: 02 641 / 91 71 0 Fax: 02 641 / 91 71 51www.ahrwein.de info@ahrwein.de Weitere…

14.08.2018

History

HistoryWorld's oldest bottle of wine, Historisches Museum der Pfalz in SpeyerToday's grape varieties evolved during a centuries-long process of selection. The wild vines that tasted best and…

14.08.2018

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…

14.08.2018

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…

14.08.2018

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…

14.08.2018

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…

14.08.2018

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…