German sparkling wine
Food & Drink

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
Food & Drink

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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NRW German beer bottle designs
Food & Drink

Changing Face of the German Beer Bottle

Will New Beer Bottle Designs Fundamentally Change the Industry in Germany? Every time you buy a beer bottle in a German supermarket you pay a little bit extra (8 – 25 cents) so that you are encouraged to return it, just like many states in the U.S. After you have inserted …

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2017 Oktoberfest beer price
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Oktoberfest Beer Price Freeze

Good news for fans of the Maß. The beer price is not expected to rise at this year’s Oktoberfest. For the first time in years the city of Munich wants to limit the beer price at the Oktoberfest. According to the plans of Munich Mayor Josef Schmid, who is responsible …

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Food & Drink

Mealworm Burger on the Menu in Germany

With millions more hungry mouths around the world, can eating creepy crawlies offer a solution? Meet the Mehlwurmburger. For over a century, Frankfurt’s Bergiusschule has taught middle school graduates to cook in some of Frankfurt’s leading hotels and restaurants. Students of the School of Quality Management and Food Technology at …

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