German bread
Food & Drink

German “bread sommelier” becomes UNESCO cultural ambassador

Holger Schueren loves everything about bread. And he has now been tasked by Germany’s UNESCO commission with spreading his obsession as far as possible in order to keep his country’s world-famous bread tradition alive. Renowned German baker Holger Schueren has an unusual mission in life: Recently named a cultural ambassador …

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Oktoberfest beer price 2017
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Oktoberfest Beer Prices Set To Rise?

Munich officials reject beer price cap plan for Oktoberfest. City officials in Munich on Wednesday denied a request to cap beer prices for Oktoberfest at 10.70 euros (11.80 dollars) per litre for a period of three years. After a heated debate between officials and organizers of the beer festival, Munich’s …

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German fire engine beer
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Fire Engine on Thirst Fighting Mission

Beer based emergency?  This German fire engine can extinguish any type of thirst. Gerhold Becker and Sonja Heideroth from Borken, a small town in the Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse, own a very special kind of vehicle. They have converted a 31 year-old fire engine previously used by the Bavarian fire …

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German sparkling wine
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Champagne literally fizzing in Germany

The Champagne market in Europe is worth around €1.4 billion, and while global sales for champagne might have dropped last year, Germany’s thirst for the sparkling wine has continued to grow. In 2016, champagne deliveries to Germany rose by 4.9 per cent to 12.5 million bottles, the Bureau du Champagne …

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Food & Drink

German Asparagus Harvest Arrives Early

The German asparagus season has already begun, all thanks to heated fields. As apples mark the Fall season, nothing quite epitomizes Spring in Germany like the revered white stalks of Spargel (Asparagus). Whereas other asparagus-eating nations like France, Italy and the United States prefer the green variety, in Germany it’s …

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Swiss chocolate Germany
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Swiss Chocolate Sales Melt Away In Germany

Strong Franc Hits Swiss Chocolate Sales in Germany. Germany, the most important market for Swiss chocolate, has seen sales fall for the second year in a row, according to the Association of Swiss Chocolate Producers, Chocosuisse. In 2016, Switzerland exported only 17,400 tons of chocolate to Germany, 19 percent less …

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