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Friday 31 October 2014

Germany

2014 harvest: Europe at a glance

As Europe brings its 2014 harvest to a close, few of the key wine regions appear to have escaped the unsettled weather conditions that look set to characterise this vintage.

Monday, October 27th, 2014 1 Comment »

What’s Hot in Hong Kong: Armit

Riesling, Super Tuscans and old Rioja have been leading the way in Hong Kong for fine wine merchant Armit recently.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Hotel in Champagne diamond lucky dip

Assuming they don’t swallow it by mistake, one lucky guest at a New Year’s Eve party in Munich will find a €2,500 (£1,970) diamond in their Champagne flute.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

German city paying alcoholics in beer

A German city has launched a controversial programme that will see its alcoholic homeless sweep the streets in return for beer and cigarettes.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Q&A: Manfred Burg, Schmitt-Söhne

Aside from being the winemaker at Schmitt Söhne, Manfred Burg also owns a wine estate in Mosel where he produces mainly Riesling wines.

Friday, September 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Germany weighs up climate change impact

German producers have welcomed the impact of global warming, despite evidence that rising temperatures could increase the risk of storm damage.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Six new Masters of Wine announced

Six new Masters of Wine have been announced taking the total number of MWs worldwide to 319 in 24 countries.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Beers brewed for Nato world leaders

Welsh brewery Brains toasted the Nato Summit with three beers named after world leaders in attendance.

Monday, September 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Waiter breaks beer-carrying record

The world record for the number of beer-filled mass carried by one waiter has been broken in Germany.

Monday, September 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Bakers threaten Oktoberfest pretzel strike

Visitors to Germany’s famed beer festival could be forced to go without the popular salted-snack this year.

Monday, September 1st, 2014 No Comments »

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