Trend towards white and dry wines in Germany

Trend towards white and dry wines in Germany

The trend which began in 2008 towards consuming more white wine in Germany continued last year. Prior to the ProWein international wine trade fair, the German Wine Institute (DWI) reported that white wines now account for 43 per cent of wine sales in Germany. The...
Vintage 2016 – A look at the regions

Vintage 2016 – A look at the regions

Ahr: Exceptional qualities The all too wet early summer in combination with a cool spring caused a relatively late start to the vegetative cycle and flowering. However, the warm summer and ideal harvest weather in September and October triggered an unexpected race to...
Germany’s 2016 icewine harvest commences

Germany’s 2016 icewine harvest commences

11/30/2016 – During early morning hours of november 30th 2016 icewine grapes were being harvested in Germany. After prior insular reports from Saxony (noc 21st) most of the other 12 wine growing regions now brought in their deeply frozen crop to produce the...
Germany expects good grape harvest in 2016

Germany expects good grape harvest in 2016

In most German wine growing areas, a very relaxed 2016 harvest is drawing to a close. At the time of writing, in few regions picking is still underway for the late-ripening varieties such as Riesling and Spaetburgunder (Pinot Noir). Some estates are even hoping for an...