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The Wine Barn welcomes two new agencies into the fold

Published:  27 September, 2023

Leading specialist importer The Wine Barn has expanded its portfolio of German wineries with the addition of Grans-Fassian and Jürgen Ellwanger.


31 Days of German Riesling 2023 winner announced

Published:  30 August, 2023

For the 12th consecutive year, Wines of Germany UK ran its 31 Days of Riesling campaign, incentivising sites across the country to fly the flag for Germany’s flagship grape.


ProWein survey reveals opportunities for no-low and sparkling wines

Published:  24 April, 2023

In a survey of nearly 2,500 wine experts from 47 countries, a special report from Prowein 2022 suggests 46% of producers and merchants want to adapt their portfolios to market trends.


Alsace decides to stick with online/virtual post-pandemic

Published:  08 November, 2022

2021 marked the first Millésimes Alsace Digitasting, the first virtual Wine Trade Show entirely organised by an appellation. The event comprised 10,000 tasting boxes and almost 4,000 ‘visitors’ from a total of 55 countries. It was an ambitious move that paid dividends, with 97% of visitors surveyed at the end of the Show stating they would participate again. 


VDP announces Masters of Wine as its new official partner

Published:  10 October, 2022

The VDP, home to nearly 200 of Germany’s best winegrowers, and IMW (Institute of Masters of Wine) have long been associated with one another, expanding and enriching the network on both sides. 


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.


Artémis Domaines and Maisons & Domaines Henriot unite their wine estates

Published:  04 October, 2022

The Pinault and Henriot families, owners of Artémis Domaines and Maisons & Domaines Henriot, respectively, have merged their wine estates, effective from September 30, 2022.


Best campaigns of 31 Days of German Riesling 2022 announced

Published:  05 September, 2022

After reviewing participants’ UK-wide campaigns, the Wines of Germany UK team has announced the winners of its month-long 31 Days of German Riesling event.


German Riesling NFTs to support The Drinks Trust

Published:  01 July, 2022

Wines of Germany has taken a leap into the metaverse with the launch of 31 Riesling-themed NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens).


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.


ProWein postponement likely

Published:  14 January, 2022

It looks almost certain that ProWein is being postponed, with several German publications apparently confirming that the show is being pushed back from March to May, along with a number of exhibitors. 


Reasons to pick Riesling

Published:  29 September, 2021

Harpers partnered with Wines of Germany for its Big G closing debate, which mulled over the topic ‘A wine for all reasons: why German wine is the smart choice’. These extended highlights give a flavour of that far-reaching discussion and what indie retailers and restaurateurs alike can do to boost their German category sales. Andrew Catchpole reports.


Wines of Germany launches Retailer Partners competition

Published:  27 September, 2021

Wines of Germany has launched an innovative scheme to encourage UK independents to spread the word about Germany’s vinous offering.


31 Days of German Riesling award winners revealed

Published:  07 September, 2021

Wines of Germany has unveiled the winners of its 31 Days of German Riesling campaign, an annual event that brings all sectors of the trade together.


World’s Best Vineyards launches auction to support Ahr victims

Published:  26 August, 2021

The World’s Best Vineyards is to launch an online auction to raise funds for the Ahr wineries hit by devastating floods earlier this year.


Big G trade sessions returns next week

Published:  02 August, 2021

The Big G, the annual Wines of Germany’s trade show, is back in partnership with Harpers Wine & Spirit... but not as you know it.


The WineBarn pledges to donate to Ahr region

Published:  21 July, 2021

The WineBarn has made a pledged to donate 15% of its profits for the rest of July to the VDP’s (Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) fundraiser set up to support producers in the Ahr region hit by last week’s devastating floods. 


Germany calls for aid following extreme floods

Published:  20 July, 2021

The German Wine Institute (DWI) is collating funds for the flood-impacted region of the Ahr Valley after devastating floods hit last week.