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December 19, 2014

Wines and sparkling wines from around the world

Germans highly appreciate wines and sparkling wines. Thus, at the International Green Week Berlin (16 to 25 Jan.) lovers of good wines will find an extensive and wide-ranging selection presented by exhibitors from vineyards in Germany and around the world. Winegrowers from the Rhineland Palatinate region will feature prominently at the Gallery of German Wines and Sparkling Wines in Hall 6.2b.

According to the latest figures of the German Wine Institute Germans drink around 20 litres of wine per year. In 2013 the figure was actually 21.1 litres. And they also like sparkling wines. Last year the wine industry’s figure for the amount of sparkling wine consumed was 3.2 million hectolitres. This level of demand means the German wine market is the fourth largest consumer market in the world. France tops the list of wine consumers with around 30 million hectolitres, followed by the USA (around 29 million hectolitres) and Italy (around 23 million hectolitres).

Culinarium – ‘Wines of the World’

Halls 13 and 14.1 is where wine lovers and connoisseurs will be gathering to enjoy the many wines from around the world. The grapes chosen to make Brazilian reds are not only Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but also the rare Tannat and Marselan, for example. In Argentina the climate of warm summers and cool winters is ideal for growing first-class wines such as Montano Real. Robertson Valley in South Africa, situated around 180 kilometres northeast of Cape Town, is one of the country’s emergent winegrowing regions. Visitors to the Green Week will be well advised to try out the excellent vintages of deWet, a winegrowing company that can look back on a long history, having been established in 1892.