Category: Wine – Growing and Making

Today, barrique barrels are regarded the best-known storage vessel for wine, and aging wine in such barrels is considered a sign of quality.

Wine: Barrique – more than just flavor

Winemakers have been preoccupied with the storage of wine since time immemorial: In earlier times, people transported and kept the precious liquid in more or less suitable containers, – such as earthenware jugs, amphorae or leather sacks. Those who had the means opted for wooden barrels, which were more durable and also better to transport than fragile jugs. Today, barrique...

Global consumption and wine trade on the rise

Wine – Global consumption and trade on the rise

All around the world, the production, trade and consumption of wine is growing. This trend for wine trade can mainly be attributed to the further liberalization of trade and certain international agreements. New wine exporters are popping up all the time on both sides of the Pacific, which is great news for SIMEI@drinktec exhibitors. After all, these various producer countries...

PIWI-Rebsorten

Themed Week Resources: PIWIs – The Grape Varieties of the Future?

“Maréchal Foch”, “Regent”, “Solaris”: Perhaps you’ve heard of them or maybe even given them a try? These unusual names denote fungus-resistant grape varieties, affectionately nicknamed PIWIs. They are more abundant than many people would think and have many advantages over traditional grape varieties. Despite this they remain largely unknown on the market.

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The wine market in Germany: A complex structure

There are only three countries in the world with wine markets that are larger than that of Germany: the US, France and Italy. All three countries have significant winemaking industries. However, in contrast to Germany, the populations of those countries prefer to drink domestic wines. The French and the Italians in particular are very patriotic when it comes to wine...