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01.04.2020

Rosé wines

…Rosé - 'Drink Pink' In 2020 Wines of Germany (Deutsches Weininstitut) takes up the current Rosé trend with its slogan “Drink Pink”.How is Rosé wine made? In order to create Rosé, the red grapes are only lightly…

01.04.2020

Punch

… in hot water, dry them and cut them into thin slices. Sprinkle with brown sugar and add a little wine, such as Pinot Gris or a mature Riesling. Let the mixture steep for a couple of hours, then top up with…

31.03.2020

Sparkling Wine

… The wine law defines parameters to express the degree of dryness or sweetness in sparkling wine as seen in the table below. This differs from the four basic styles stipulated for still wines.Residual Sweetness…

31.03.2020

Levels of sweetness in wine

…Levels of Sweetness in Wine Dry is not always dry. It depends whether you are referring to still wine or sparkling wine. Different amounts of residual sugar apply to their respective taste specifications.Four…

31.03.2020

Wine Crystals

…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 crystals can develop…

31.03.2020

The Label

… as is the name of a reputable producer. The grape variety influences the bouquet and flavor of a wine to a considerable extent. The style of drier wines is usually indicated on the label: trocken denotes…

31.03.2020

Ice wine

… A premium ice wine needs healthy grapes Passionate ice wine growers pay close attention to a healthy harvest without botrytis, which is responsible for the so-called noble rot. A premium ice wine needs above all…

31.03.2020

Noble sweet wines

… Beerenauslese or Trockenbeerenauslese. Trockenbeerenauslese are very rare, maybe even rarer than ice wines, and therefore very expensive. The most expensive Trockenbeerenauslese wines in recent years were…

31.03.2020

Speciality & Regional Wines

…Rheingau: ‘Erstes Gewächs’ (First growth) The Rheingau Winegrowers' Association is responsible for and owner of the quality seal ‘Erstes Gewächs’. They have scientifically assessed the region and classified…

31.03.2020

Wine storage

Wine StoragePotential for aging increases with quality Every wine is individual, therefore life expectancy differs. In general, however, it can be said that the higher the alcohol, sweetness, acidity and - in the…