Klaus Zimmerling in his vineyard in Pillnitz near Dresden, eastern Germany. Photo: Ronny Hartmann/AFP

How German wine from Saxony has been transformed by fall of communism

  • The entire winemaking industry in Germany’s eastern state of Saxony has seen a rebirth since the country’s reunification
  • The state only produces a fraction of the nation’s wine, but it is renowned for its quality
Topic |   Wine and Spirits

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Klaus Zimmerling in his vineyard in Pillnitz near Dresden, eastern Germany. Photo: Ronny Hartmann/AFP
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Hit by trade war, California winemakers see their carefully cultivated market in China shrivel

  • Big tariffs and anti-American sentiment have hit hard, soon after US vineyards developed a following among Chinese consumers
  • ‘Wine exporters are worried they may never be able to recover market share in China, which they naturally have long seen as a huge opportunity for profit’
Topic |   US-China trade war

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