The best Chinese wines come from the region at the edge of the Gobi Desert, where the climate is so harsh that the vines have to be covered with earth during the cold winters. The Kanaan winery’s whites are reminiscent of the Rhine Valley.
Worldwide demand for German white wine has seen strong growth. Connoisseurs from the US are paying ever higher prices for riesling from the Rhine and Mosel areas - thanks to a focus on quality and tradition.
Where is most of Germany's wine produced? Who began cultivating the vineyards? What extinct volcanoes make the Eifel a natural attraction? Test your knowledge of Rhineland-Palatinate.
A statue of Karl Marx has been erected in the revolutionary philosopher's hometown in western Germany. The sculpture has proven a controversial addition to the community — not least because it was a present from China.
She doesn't fulfill the stereotype of the blond German wine-grower in a dirndl - but she knows a lot about wine. Syrian refugee Ninorta Bahno is the first asylum-seeker to be crowned a wine queen in Germany.
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