Icewine (German: Eiswein) is wine made from grapes that are picked and pressed while frozen. The frozen water remains on the press. The result is a highly concentrated grape must.
The Oden- wald forest has an “island”, namely the Odenwald wine island. This is of course not a real island, but a small wine-growing region slightly separated from the rest of the Hessische Bergstraße around the town of Groß-Umstadt to the west of Darmstadt. Wine is cultivated here on a mere 62 hectares not far from the Hessian metropolis Frankfurt am Main which also has a vineyard, the Lohberg. However, this is firstly part of the Rheingau region, and secondly the Frank- furt people explicitly prefer a different kind of wine – that made from apples – called “Ebbelwoi”. More information about the German wine region of Hessische Bergstrasse at: www.bergstraesser-wein.deKategorie: English
What the bocksbeutel is to the Franconians, the club-shaped bottle is to the Saxons. This peculiar bottle which resembles a bowling pin was inven- ted in 1931 in the former Weinbau-Versuchs- und Lehranstalt Hoflößnitz (viticulture research and teaching institute) near Dresden. With its museum, wine bar and vineyard Hoflößnitz is still a centre of Saxon wine culture worth visiting. More information about the German wine region of Sachsen at: www.weinbauverband-sachsen.deKategorie: English
Sommeliers, wine connois- seurs, and people liv- ing in the growing areas know that there is an appropriate glass for every type of wine. In Württemberg, this is a very strange receptacle: a glass mug. The only wine glass without a stem has a convenient handle on its side and is mostly used in the traditional wine taverns. In gen- eral, the inhabitants of Württemberg drink more wine than the people in all the other regions in Germany. More information about the German wine region of Wuerttemberg at: www.wwg.deKategorie: English