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Wine - from Sweet to Dry

When it comes to good food, wine plays an important role as the perfect accompaniment. Of course, a glass of wine can also be enjoyed perfectly on its own in a social setting. First and foremost, there are red and white wines, which are further classified according to their sweetness levels: sweet, semi-sweet, and dry. Some of the most famous wine-growing regions are Tuscany and Veneto in Italy, Burgundy and Alsace in France, and the Mosel and Rheingau regions in Germany. Find out more here:

From Medicinal to Culinary Use

Wine was already known as a medicinal remedy in Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Around 400 BC, Hippocrates used wine both as a tonic and as a treatment for various illnesses. Wine was used, among other things, for disinfecting and treating superficial wounds. In connection with the decline of the Roman Empire, wine-making was not considered very important for a time. This changed in the Middle Ages, when Benedictine monks developed a wine culture that can be considered as the basis for today's common methods. Finally, European emigrants ensured that wine-growing became known on other continents as well. For a long time now, red and white wines have no longer functioned as medicinal remedies, but as special culinary delights. Currently, many scientists believe that wine has several health-promoting properties. In particular, moderate wine consumption is said to prevent fatal heart and brain attacks. However, to prevent the positive effects of wine from turning into negative ones, women should not drink more than 0.2-0.3 liters of wine per day, and men should not drink more than 0.4 liters of wine per day.

Red Wines from Preferred Regions

If you are a fan of good red wine, you can choose from German Dornfelder, French Bordeaux, and Italian Chianti in this online food shop. Unlike the production of white wine, the production of red wine also uses the skins and seeds: After harvesting, the grapes are either crushed or ground. The resulting mixture consists of juice, pulp, grape seeds, and skin. Once alcohol has been created, the solid components of the mash are extracted of flavors, color, and tannins. The first, alcoholic fermentation is followed by the second, malolactic fermentation. During this second fermentation, the conversion of malic acid to lactic acid takes place as specific bacteria become active. The result is a decrease in the acid content in the wine. However, this biological acid reduction only works at a temperature of about 20 degrees Celsius; it takes two to three weeks. Although white wines also contain malic acid, malolactic fermentation is usually not applied to them to maintain a good degree of freshness and liveliness. The last step in the production of ready-to-drink red wine is the maturation process in the barrel, which takes place at moderate temperature and can last six to 24 months.

White Wines - fruity and aromatic

The fermentation of white wine requires a special attention to the correct temperature. Ideally, it should be between 15 and 18 degrees Celsius. A stronger wine results the higher the fermentation temperature is. The reason for this is the more reactive aroma and tannin compounds. Especially when a white wine is to be drunk quite young and should not contain too much acid, the second fermentation is omitted. If a white wine, on the other hand, is to be stored for a longer time, malolactic fermentation is required, as well as an adequate maturation period in a barrel and/or in the bottle. Sweet white wines have a higher proportion of unfermented sugar. If the residual sugar content exceeds 45 grams per liter, the wine is considered sweet. Between 18 and 45 grams per liter, there is a semi-sweet wine. Semi-dry wines have a residual sugar content of nine to 18 grams per liter. As soon as nine grams of residual sugar per liter are exceeded, you have a dry wine in front of you. Winemakers know several ways to increase the sugar content of a white wine. One of these is adding grape must before bottling. Another variation is to stop the fermentation process prematurely so that enough sugar remains. In addition, the activity of yeast can be hindered by adding sulfur dioxide to the wine.

Sherry and Mulled Wine

Strictly speaking, Sherry is a collective term for alcohol-fortified liqueur wines that come from Spain. Sherry is derived from the Spanish city of Jerez (originally Xérès), which is located in the Andalusian region, where the dry white wine for this alcoholic beverage is produced. It is mostly made from the Palomino grape. After the actual wine production processes, alcohol is added to the wine to reach a 15 to 20 percent alcohol content. Storage and aging of the wine then takes place at around 17 degrees Celsius. While the Palomino grape is the basis for dry sherries, Moscatel and Pedro Ximénez are used to make sweet sherries. Our sherry range caters to both your preference for dry and sweet sherry.

A very special wine variant is mulled wine, which is preferably drunk in the cold season. In ancient times, there was already a kind of mulled wine called Conditum Paradoxum. Wine boiled with honey was supplemented with various spices such as pepper, saffron, and dates and then diluted with a little more wine. In the Middle Ages, however, spiced wines were preferred to be drunk cold. Among other things, Hypocras (a very sweet red spiced wine that was used medically) was quite comparable in taste to the mulled wine we know today. Meanwhile, the mulled wine we know from Christmas markets is thanks to winemaker Rudolf Kunzmann. In winter 1956, he added sugar and spices to his wine, bottled it, and sold it as mulled wine. At that time, however, sugar was still prohibited as an ingredient in wine, and Kunzmann received a fine from the city of Augsburg. The currently valid EU wine law stipulates that mulled wine must be made from pure red or white wine. The alcohol content may be between seven and 14.5 percent by volume. The most common spices in mulled wine are cinnamon and cloves. Many mulled wine stands also offer mulled wine with additional spices such as orange peel and cardamom. If you want to treat yourself to a mulled wine at home from time to time, you can find the Nuremberg Christkindles mulled wine in the "other wine variations" subcategory of our shop.

Order German and Foreign Wines at Low Prices!

For about 5000 years, winemakers from all over the world have been growing grape vines and producing delicious wines. Today, wine is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages and is drunk on various occasions. The different types of wines produced are responsible for individual tastes. They differ in terms of their different vintages, such as 2012, 2013, or 2014, but also in terms of production and storage. Wine lovers with a particular taste will surely find what they're looking for in this shop's large selection. In addition to real classics, such as Riesling from Germany, you can also find the current products of Austrian winemakers, wines from Spain, and products from other wine-growing regions.

Culinary Delight for Every Occasion - from Germany and Other Wine-growing Regions

Wine is for real connoisseurs! Whether for dinner, with a good book in the bathtub, or at a gathering: Many of us like to treat ourselves to a good wine from time to time. In addition to wines from the current year, from the vintages of 2014, 2013, or 2012, depending on the offer, you can also find older wines in our range. We can also offer you a great selection of prices. While you might choose a simple table wine or country wine for everyday use, you can treat yourself to a high-quality wine from our range for special occasions. A good wine is also an excellent gift!

Enter the "Wine Cellar" of Our Online Shop with Just a Few Clicks

In this online shop, you will not only find a large selection of wines but also the opportunity to quickly and easily order your bottle of wine over the internet. With just a few clicks, you can get closer to your noble drop from Germany, Austria, or another growing region. The wines will be delivered directly to you a few days later. Of course, you can also order larger quantities of German or foreign wine in this food delivery shop without any problems.