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Women take over the vineyards

For the longest time winemaking was a predominantly male domaine with little room for women to make their way in the industry. They had their place in the trade and presentation of wine but the production, for the most part, was considered a man's job. In the past years this trend has finally seen a shift.

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European Wines & Sustainability

Sustainability is the word on everyone’s lips when it comes to food and wine. From the way the land is treated and cultivated, to organic, natural, and even biodynamic production, wine is at the forefront of the sustainability conversation.

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One day in the life of a winemaker in Bordeaux

Pauline Dufour just may be the Beyoncé among Bordeaux winemakers, because just like the pop diva one can't help but wonder how she only has 24 hours to her day like the rest of us. The mother of a 5-month old baby whose husband often travels for business during the week manages Château Simon, a vineyard that's been in her family for over 200 years, mostly by herself, alongside her sister Anne-Laure, and that certainly is not an easy task.

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Indulge Your Palate with Unexpected Wines

Most wine drinkers have their minds made up when they think of their favorite bottles of German and Bordeaux wines. A sweet German Riesling perhaps, or a brooding, expensive Bordeaux red boasting centuries of master craft? If you've ever wanted to dig deeper and try some unexpected German wines and wines from Bordeaux, here are a few of our favorite places to start!

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One day in the life of a winemaker in Germany

If you met Philipp Freitag at a bar or a cafe, chances are you would not assume the charismatic 23-year old to be a winemaker with his own vineyard. It's true that Philip did not find winemaking, it found him. His grandfather bought the estate before he was born and initially used the 4 hectares to raise crops, farm animals, and wine. It wasn't until Philip was a teenager that all of their land was used for winemaking.

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10 things Bordeaux and Berlin have in common

Chances are it has never really occurred to you to compare Berlin and Bordeaux, simply because, well, they seem different. Berlin, Germany’s capital city is known for parties and its self proclaimed “sexy“ attitude to life. Bordeaux on the other hand oozes casual elegance and is world-renowned to be a major European center for wine, food, and what can probably be summed up as “the good life.” If you actually take a closer look, you’ll find that these two cities have more in common. Let’s find out why!

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All The Wines You Need for Your Fourth of July Celebration

From picnics and barbecues, to full on fireworks displays, wine makes any Fourth of July celebration even more celebratory! Unsure which bottles to pop as the fireworks go off? We’ve selected our favorites from Bordeaux and Germany to guarantee your Fourth of July gathering is a success!

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Red or White? These Wines from Germany and Bordeaux Might Surprise You

Expect the unexpected! We're exploring the world of German red wines and Bordeaux's renowned white wines. Did you catch that? While Germany is most known for its white varietals, and Bordeaux its reds, both countries are producing wines of the opposite tint with extraordinary results. Let's "clink different" and learn more!

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Why Are Wines of Germany and Bordeaux Wines Pairing Together?

The world-famous French wine region of Bordeaux is joining forces with Wines of Germany in an unprecedented effort to celebrate their unique qualities, as well as their surprising similarities with wine drinkers around the world.

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5 things that German and Bordeaux Wines have in common

At first glance you might think that the wine regions of Germany and Bordeaux aren't all that similar. Sure, both are located in Europe, and both profit from a 2,000 year-long history of wine-making, positioning them as forerunners of their craft.

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European Wine Tasting Events in the U.S. This Year

This year, Bordeaux and Wines Of Germany invite you to “Clink Different” about wine! From the beaches of Miami to the Las Vegas strip, we’re popping up at some of the best food and wine festivals around the U.S., and even hosting our own tastings.

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How to clink different? 5 things you need to know about European wines

We’ve all been there. You walk into a wine shop with little to no idea which wine you should get. You may have a budget in mind, and you might know the color you are going for, but that's about it.

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5 young, European winemakers you should know

If you thought that winemaking was reserved for middle-aged white men, think again. The people behind the wine are just as diverse as those who drink it. Together, they are forming an entire generation of new and forward-thinking wine producers who value tradition and craft just as much as the latest innovative trends.

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More than Wine: 2 winemakers from Bordeaux and Germany who did things a bit differently

We all know not to judge a book by its cover, yet most of us have purchased a bottle of wine based purely on the look of its eye-catching label. What lies behind the origin of the wine we drink? Who harvested the grapes, filled the bottles and designed those labels?

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