Apr 01 2011


Tag: Regionensigi.hiss @ 17:23

In the upcoming edition of FINE Das Weinmagazin, FAZ editor Dr. Daniel Deckers reports how, after meticulous research, he finally discovered the world’s oldest vineyard map – and thus, the very first classification of wine ever – in the State Library of Hesse in Wiesbaden. The map belongs to the appendix of the book “Viticulture in Nassau” by Friedrich Wilhelm Dünkelberg, secretary general of the Association of Agriculture and Forestry in Nassau.

The rediscovered map of the Rheingau from 1867 replaces the map of viticulture of the Mosel and Saar for the administrative region Trier from 1869 that has so far been considered thus far to the oldest map of classification in the world. Continue reading „WORLD’S OLDEST VINEYARD MAP DISCOVERED IN THE RHEINGAU“

Apr 01 2011


Tag: Ländersigi.hiss @ 17:21

Prädikat Wine Estates Achieve Success with Wines from Top Vineyard Sites – ERSTE LAGE – Renaissance of German Wines Continues

The latest sales results posted for VDP members in 2010 have added a crowning touch to the VDP Prädikat Wine Estates’ centennial last year. Top-quality German wines continue to be in vogue not only in Germany, but above all, in international markets. The wines from top vineyard sites – ERSTE LAGE wines – have profited considerably from this development and have served as a driving force.

VDP president Steffen Christmann notes: “From an economic standpoint, positive sales results for Germany’s finest dry Grands Crus – GROSSE GEWÄCHSE wines – are important to us, but no less important is the role these wines play as ambassadors for the image of German wine in the super premium category worldwide. Continue reading „SITUATION REPORT OF THE VDP PRÄDIKATSWEINGÜTER“

Apr 01 2011


Tag: Ländersigi.hiss @ 17:19

This year’s focus: Key trade fair for Riesling: minimal quantity but maximal quality in 2010 +++ Panel discussion: impact of the EU wine market reform +++

Regional highlight: Vintage 2010 ORTSWEINE Rheinhessen +++ Open to all wine enthusiasts: Börsentreff (casual get-together) and wine ball +++

Gimmeldingen/Mainz | Germany: The worldwide largest trade fair for top German wines, the VDP Weinbörse in Mainz, opens its doors to the trade and press on 17 and 18 April. For wine professionals from Germany and abroad, this key trade fair for Riesling serves as a benchmark for the current market in top-level German wines; for VDP growers, an important forum for discussions and negotiations with their business partners in the wine and hospitality trades.

Apr 01 2011

Sigi Hiss: Weingut Weninger – Hochäcker-Mini-Vertikale

Tag: Weingütersigi.hiss @ 15:52

Sigi Hiss – Auf der diesjährigen ProWein ein paar Hochäcker vom Weingut Weninger probiert.  Hier der kurze Bericht: Hochäcker-Mini-Vertikale.

Apr 01 2011

wine-business-international: Top 10 wine destinations

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 10:03

Everyone likes a nice glass of wine, but where does one go for the full oenophile experience?

1. Burgundy, France

The ancient ocean beds that have receded to give life and fertile soil to the Beaune give Burgundy its depth and complexity. Like an ever-evolving maze, each sip of luscious Pinot Noir or clean, crisp Chardonnay lends itself to a bevy of adjectives and thoughts. The gem among the subclassifications of Burgundy is the Côte d’Or, or the „Golden Slope.“ The hillsides in Burgundy gather up the sun’s rays, and paired with the nutrient-rich dried seafloor, give character to famous vineyards like Domaine Romanée-Conti, Vosne-Romanée and Chassagne-Montrachet. Continue reading „wine-business-international: Top 10 wine destinations“

Apr 01 2011

wine-business-international: Forget the details, wine drinkers look at the bottom line

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 09:51

PRICE is the factor on which most people base their wine choice, experts say. And the bulk of shoppers pay little attention to finer details on labels, UniSA Professor in Wine Marketing Larry Lockshin said. While wineries seek awards and medals, such praise also rated low when it came to what the average consumer looked for in their choice of wine, he said. Continue reading „wine-business-international: Forget the details, wine drinkers look at the bottom line“

Apr 01 2011

wine-business-international: Chinese buyers see our vineyards as ripe pickings

Tag: Ländersigi.hiss @ 09:45
GABRIELLE JOHNSTON –  AGENTS are reporting a rush of inquiry for vineyards from Chinese-based buyers that could lead to tens of millions of dollars in investments.However they’re proving tough sales to get in the bottle.South Australian wine industry broker, Toby Langley, Gaetjens Langley, said in the past six to 12 months there had been a “substantial” increase in Chinese inquiry about vineyards, including the Hunter Valley because of its proximity to Sydney. Continue reading „wine-business-international: Chinese buyers see our vineyards as ripe pickings“