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We’ll See You at ProWein!

We’re excited to say we’re attending ProWein and looking forward to meeting with you and our growers we’re set to announce in the coming weeks. After two years of being terribly missed because of the pandemic, this key international wine fair has just moved from its original March date and, fingers crossed, will likely now take place in May.

Fine German Wines Return to New York in Style

On our recent Wine Tour through Baden, we discovered this gem from one of our growers: A vintage wine list from Waldorf Astoria. Can you guess who we are bringing back to New York? For more historic NY Restaurant wine lists, check out this 2015 piece from Vinepair.

Happy New Year and (Very!) Exciting News for German Wine Fans…

After a year of highs and lows, we’re delighted to start 2022 with some fantastic news for German wine lovers! Polish your glasses and get ready to make a toast because we’re launching a dedicated import business that will deliver wines straight to your doorstep from 12 top wine producers in nine iconic German wine regions. After a decade as a German wine broker offering wine tasting events, crafting private label brands, and creating the Fine German Wine Club, we are super excited to now offer such rare, top-tier wines to our US fans!

Wishing You Peaceful Holidays

Unbelievable that 2021 is coming to an end! It’s been a rollercoaster of a year, but, thankfully, one thing has remained the same through all the highs and lows and that’s fine German wine. Danke schön for all of your support this year and we hope a beautiful glass of Riesling, Sekt, or Spätburgunder has offered some welcome cheer and inspiration during a difficult time. From Wunderwein and all of our families, we hope the festive season brings you and your loved ones peace, health, and love. This year we need it more than ever. Cheers!

Inspiring Bubbles for Celebrations!

If you’re stocking up on sparkling wine for the upcoming festivities and need some inspiration, check out the winners of the Gourmetwelten German sparkling wine competition held in Berlin. Brut, Blanc de Blancs, or Rosé, there’s plenty of German bubbly to enjoy over the holidays!

The History of Gluhwein

‘Tis the season to make spicy, red, warming gluhwein! You may not be able to visit a festive German market this year, but you can always enjoy a cheering mug of this traditional holiday drink. While you’re it, why not learn about the fascinating tale of gluhwein?

Modern German Winemaking in a Nutshell!

Why is Riesling a firm favorite with German winemakers? What do Müller-Thurgau, Spätburgunder, and Silvaner have to offer? What are the best food pairings for German wine? Get a sommelier's snap-shot of modern German winemaking in the holiday season.

Nahe Winery in Suckling 2021 Top Ten

Congrats to Dönnhoff for being one of James Sucklings 2021 top 100 wines. The winery received a 100pt score and ranked a super impressive third place with its 2020 Riesling Nahe Hermannshöhle GG. Judges described it as having “…ravishing, peachy fruit and… compelling, salty finish…”. Cheers!

Plastic Wine Glasses Aren’t What They Used To Be

Would you drink your Riesling or Sekt out of a plastic glass? If the thought makes you shudder, this top-quality plastic stemware may make you think again!

German Wine Joins UNESCO Cultural Heritage List

After a two-year journey, German wine culture has been awarded its certificate for UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. In an official certificate award ceremony that took place in Düsseldorf on November 18th, German viniculture was recognized alongside 19 other forms of cultural expression for its contribution. Unlike tangible heritage which is about architecture and physical sites, recognition is for people and their skills. It’s just one more reason to enjoy a glass of German wine!