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01.04.2020

Punch

Kumquat punch Wash 15 kumquats 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…

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…

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…

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…

31.03.2020

The Label

The diverse information on a label is actually to the consumer's advantage, yet there are many who find it overwhelming, particularly if there is no personnel on hand at the point of sale to offer…

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…

31.03.2020

Noble sweet wines

Ideally suited for cellaring Depending on how sweet the grapes were when harvesting, there are the gradings Auslese, Beerenauslese or Trockenbeerenauslese. Trockenbeerenauslese are very rare, maybe…

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…

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,…

31.03.2020

Corks and other Closures

Demand for Screw cap Of the approximately 17 billion bottles of wine that were produced worldwide in 2008, around 2.5 billion are said to have been sold with a screw cap, the newspaper “Le Figaro”…