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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NRW German beer bottle designs
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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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