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Taste-Off: Coming around to Riesling

Published:  31 July, 2023

The trade returns to the Riesling conundrum time and again, but our Taste Off panel detected signs of change with respect to this consumer-bewildering variety. Andrew Catchpole reports from a lively session at 9 Vines in Hove.


Flying the flag for German wine

Published:  04 October, 2022

In 2021, the German wine culture garnered newfound global attention after it was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The Committee of Experts at UNESCO cited German wine culture as welcoming and vibrant, an adaptable tradition “firmly anchored in German society”, while highlighting its positive social and cultural aspects. In Germany, as elsewhere, wine culture has determined the rhythm of life of people in winegrowing regions for centuries. This gave rise to numerous customs, seasonal festivals and a vocabulary
of its own, as well as familiar phrases such as “pouring pure wine”, which means to tell the truth.


Registrations still open for The Big G

Published:  20 June, 2022

The Big G Trade Sessions are still going ahead as planned despite national train strikes causing travel disruptions on days adjacent to the event.


The Big G Trade Sessions returns in June

Published:  17 May, 2022

Wines of Germany is thrilled to be bringing back a live event, The Big G Trade Sessions, to help visitors get the most out of German wines.


Say ‘Prost’ with the return of 31 Days of German Riesling

Published:  20 April, 2022

The annual immersion in Riesling is back for its 11th edition this July, with new activities promised and ramped up digital backing.


Wines of Germany reveals Retailer Partnership Fund winners

Published:  06 November, 2020

Wines of Germany has revealed the 14 winners of its £65k Retailer Partnership Fund, who will all receive financial support for the promotion of the country’s wines to consumers.


Wines of Germany launches £65k retailer partnership fund

Published:  19 August, 2020

Wines of Germany has launched a campaign offering financial support to smaller and medium-size retailers in the UK for the promotion of German wines to consumers.


Generics respond to the pandemic: Wines of Germany

Published:  29 April, 2020

In the last of our current series on the generic bodies and their activities in relation to the pandemic and lockdown, Andrew Catchpole talks to Nicky Forrest, MD of Phipps, representing Wines of Germany.


German Riesling gathers traction outside London

Published:  10 September, 2019

The love of German Riesling is spreading outside the capital boosted by a series of targeted regional events, according to Wines of Germany.


Wines of Germany takes 31 Days of Riesling ‘up north’

Published:  13 March, 2019

Wines of Germany is taking 31 Days of Riesling to Manchester and Edinburgh this spring, marking the first time the tasting will take place outside London.


Wines of Germany reveals 31 Days of German Riesling winners

Published:  12 September, 2018

Wines of Germany has announced the winners of this year’s 31 Days of Riesling campaign.


Wines of Germany returns to LWF 2017 as fair continues its evolution

Published:  06 February, 2017

London's biggest wine tasting event is welcoming another old face when it returns in May.


Spotlight on Riesling at Wines of Germany's annual fellowship dinner

Published:  30 January, 2017

Four new Riesling champions were inducted into the Riesling Fellowship hall of fame at Wines of Germany's recent celebrating of the country's sparkling wine.


Waitrose sales of German Riesling "soar" during 31 Days promotion

Published:  25 July, 2016

Waitrose has seen sales of Germany's most famous grape variety increase by 181% compared to the same period last year.


Analysis: Generation Riesling's young winemakers are changing the country's wine image

Published:  19 July, 2016

In just 10 short years, Generation Riesling's young producers have created game-changing momentum.


Rallying call for German wines as Generation Riesling celebrates 10th anniversary

Published:  14 June, 2016

Generation Riesling's 10-year anniversary event highlighted changing perception and remaining challenges with the image and sales of German wines


German Pinots thriving ahead of 2016 promotional drive

Published:  29 February, 2016

Wines of Germany is planning a major promotional push on Pinot wines this year, as data from Neilsen confirms huge UK growth over the past year.


Riesling Fellowship adds two new members at gala dinner

Published:  29 January, 2016

Great Riesling tasting set for 2016 London return

Published:  21 October, 2015

The Great Riesling Tasting has announced its return to London in 2016.


Wines of Germany returns to Get It On for third year running

Published:  20 October, 2015

Wines of Germany has announced its third annual Get It On Tasting, to be held in November.