Latest news from PIWI International November 2020

PIWI Germany | New online PIWI tasting of slow food | Wine competitions | General meeting

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PIWI Germany is being founded

"New paths are created by walking them."

Under this motto, a group of people interested in PIWI have come together over the past few weeks and set up the regional group PIWI Germany.
We are very happy about this development and want to build "PIWI Germany" with our joint strength. It is exactly the right time to come out more publicly. We hope that as many PIWI fans as possible will support this spirit and get involved.
With the founding of “PIWI Germany” we can contribute to strengthening PIWI internationally and, together with the other regional groups, advance the PIWI topic.
Are you interested in becoming a member? Then please send an email to

Wine for Future: Discover new grape varieties INVITATION to PIWI online wine tasting with Slow Food Germany on December 4th

Dive on Friday December 4th, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with our tasting package and the sensory descriptions and comments of the renowned Wine sommelier Natalie Lumpp into the world of PIWI wines. In conversation with other wine experts - Martin Wurzer-Berger (SFD Wine Commission), Paulin Köpfer (ECOVIN & PIWI-International) and Ulrich Amling (Tagesspiegel Berlin) - Natalie Lumpp tracks the current challenges in viticulture, especially the effects of climate change the use of pesticides, which is extremely problematic for species protection.


Wine competitions for PIWI grape varieties

The current results of the wine competitions for PIWI wines show the high quality that has already been achieved. They offer the consumer many opportunities to convince themselves of the unique taste experiences of the new grape varieties.
Wine competition Concours Mondial de Bruxelles:
Success for the PIWI variety Hibernal
The 27th international wine competition Concours Mondial de Bruxelles took place on September 4-5, 2020. A total of 8,500 wine samples from all over the world were evaluated. The winner of the white wines category was the PIWI Hibernal 2015 Beerenauslese from Moravian B / V Viticulture Milotice.
The Czech Republic took fifth place in the medals awarded, behind France, Spain, Italy and Portugal. According to Jiří Toman (cellar master), the wine is still very interesting, fruity and fresh after five years of aging. “If the tasters had been given the variety name during the tasting, the wine would probably not have become a champion. “The tasters presumably assigned the sample to the Sauvignon blanc from New Zealand,” says Jiri Toman.
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international organic wine award -
the autumn tasting 2020
PAR® quality competition held again in virtual space - top topic 2020: climate change and how the international scene is confronting it.
The results of the wines with fungus-resistant grape varieties: 3 times big, gold, 28 times gold and 30 times silver
96 points 2019 Braunsberg Cabernet Cortis and Chambourcin from Irmgard Windegger from South Tyrol, 96 points 2019 Schnaiter Muscaris Auslese and 2018 Schnaiter Johanniter Spätlese from the winery in Hagenbüchle from the Remstal.

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"Suddenly the Piwis are interesting for everyone"

Article by Klaus Riexinger - Südwest
Baden-Württemberg wants to save a large amount of chemical pesticides in viticulture - anchored in law. Varieties that are more resistant to pests should help. They are bred in Freiburg.
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Autumn from Marion Rockstroh-Kruft
Autumn in the vineyard of Marion Rockstroh-Kruft

On my own behalf

The association stands and falls with its members, so we look forward to every new member. You can find the application here!

The next General meeting finds ON-LINE on November 28th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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PIWI International eV - in November 2020
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