Around 450 different sparkling wines from classic bottle fermentation were put into the glasses at the Meininger German Sparkling Wine Award. The upward trend continues, and the sparklings are becoming increasingly high-class - and bold.
Two years after the flood disaster in the Ahr region, much still remains to be rebuilt. For self-marketing vintners, the destroyed infrastructure hits harder than the loss of harvest. Susanne Salzgeber reports.
From 11 to 1600 – in 1904 eleven founding members established the first wine cooperative in Mezzacorona, in Trentino. Since then, generations of families have devoted themselves to cultivating grapes and conserving their habitat.