News Archive (dating back to 2013)

Geisenheim Researchers Conduct first Global Study on Corona – ProWein Business Report
Source: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH/ Woody T.Herner

For the fourth time, the Department of Wine and Beverage Business at Hochschule Geisenheim University has surveyed experts from 49 countries who work along the entire value chain of the wine industry. The survey, carried out on behalf of ProWein at the end of 2020, was characterized by the impact of Covid-19 on the global wine industry.

The latest ProWein Business Report is the first survey worldwide to quantify the global implications of Covid-19 on different areas of the wine industry and to evaluate expectations for the future direction of the sector. The high response rate, ...

Panic Buying and Herd Mentality
Source: Filmagentur Rheingau

The logic behind stockpiling non-perishable goods in the first lockdown

When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, consumer's behavior in Germany changed rapidly. While restaurants, bars and cafeterias had to close, sales of non-perishable foods such as pasta and flour ...

Message from the President Regarding the Coronavirus (XXIX)

Dear colleagues,

The Federal and State governments have decided to extend the current lockdown until March 07, 2021. As a new Ordinance on the Protection of Facilities (Corona-Einrichtungsschutzverordnung) and a new Operating Restrictions Ordinance ( ...

Message from the President regarding the Coronavirus (XXVIII)

Dear students,

the examination period is just around the corner. Here are some last minute instructions.

  • During the exams: drinking – YES; Eating – NO;
  • Please register, either via QR Code or by filling out the available forms;
  • Wear warm clothes! ...
Cooking Wine

The term "cooking wine" can either refer to regular wines used for cooking or to wines with higher salt levels or special preservatives that were added to achieve a more stable product once opened. (Wine Spectator, 2019) As alcohol can break down fats and make meat more tender, it is favorably used for stews or sauces that accompany meat dishes in restaurants. (Wine Spectator, 2019)

The market for cooking wine is growing globally. Sales for 2019 have been estimated at 320.5 million USD and forecast to increase to 427.2 million USD in 2027. 36 % of the sales were made with white wines alone. According to current data, 68.3 % of ...

Risotto alle pere e formaggio: 2nd International Office Cooking Event overlooking Lake Como
Chef Riccardo cooking live

Pear and cheese risotto was on the menu at the 2nd International Office online cooking event on February 06, 2021. International students and students from the Italian language course of the Language Center cooked this risotto, typical for Lombardy, ...

Message from the President regarding the Coronavirus (XXVII)

Dear colleagues, dear students,

the exams-phase is just ahead of us. This brings about a lot of organisational challenges for staff, students and support teams alike. Additionally, we have a new ordinance of the Hessian Ministry for the Sciences and ...

Message from the President Regarding the Coronavirus (XXVI)

Dear colleagues,

In between the constantly changing regulations and news I want to take this opportunity to say thank you! For almost one year now, teaching and scientific staff and all their supporting teams have gone the extra mile to keep the high ...

Survey on "Online Wine Tastings"
[Translate to English:] Bildquelle: Tina Kissinger

In cooperation with, Hochschule Geisenheim University is conducting an international survey on "Online Wine Tastings".

At present, online wine tastings are frequently debated in the wine industry but it is still too early to assess the potential of online tastings and make recommendations. Therefore, we hope that this survey will help to better understand the topic ...

Successful WOW In-Class & Online Seminar: Future Challenges in the Wine Industry

At the beginning of December, the WOW Project – a new cooperation between Hochschule Geisenheim University and the University of West Attica in Athens (UNIWA) focusing on "Future Challenges in Viticulture, Enology and Wine Industry" – was ...