In 2016, the share of white wines in wine consumption in Germany rose by one percentage point to 43 percent. This was reported by the German Wine Institute (DWI). At 47 percent, red wines continue to be the most popular among German consumers; rosé wines have remained constant at ten percent for seven years.
According to the DWI, dry and semi-dry wines are most in demand. 46 per cent of German quality and Prädikat wines were vinified dry last year, 21 per cent semi-dry, so that these two flavours together accounted for a good two-thirds of all German wines with a quality rating. The range of sweet wines grew by two percentage points to 33 percent in 2016.