3sat, 11.00 a.m.
High above the Gulf of Genoa, a chain of forgotten places and fascinating landscapes stretches from the French Riviera to the hills of Tuscany. The rhythm of incessant ascent and descent culminates in the work on the narrow wine terraces of the Cinque Terre - a cultural landscape that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.
Bavarian Television, 2.10 p.m.
ZDF, 8.15 p.m.
A foreman dies in the wine press on a vineyard. Senior public prosecutor Bernd Reuther assumes it is a murder case. Commissioners Julia Schröder and Alexander Witte investigate. While winemaker Carsten Löber and his wife Sandra do not believe it was murder, Carsten's widowed mother Verena is shocked by the death of her employee. Oenologist Tom Dahmen, on the other hand, seems conspicuously confused. As it turns out, Carsten Löber and his brother Niels have been at deep odds ever since they inherited the winery from their father. Responsible for the family tensions are different views on how to cultivate the vineyards. In contrast to Carsten, Niels and his girlfriend Muriel focus on innovative natural wines. The investigation reveals that the Löber winery has its back to the wall financially. In the victim's flat there is evidence of sabotage of the winery. What reasons could Andreas Schenck have had for this? And how is the unscrupulous wine producer Michael Gramann involved in the case, who would like to take over the Löber winery? The trail also leads to Gabriele Schaffhausen, the operator of a night bar. Does she know more than she wants to admit to the police? To solve the tricky case, Bernd Reuther has to delve deep into the Löbers' family secrets. The episode is already available in the ZDFmediathek one week before broadcast.
arte, 12.50 p.m.
High mountains, a wild coastal landscape, the abandoned ruins of a gold mining town, clear mountain lakes fed by glacial water: the New Zealand Alps are spectacular. Today's gold in New Zealand is wine, as winemaker Nick Mills tells us. Pinot Noir is the best-known grape variety of the southernmost of all vineyards, which has gained international recognition. Just as ships full of gold miners used to come to New Zealand, today they set off in the opposite direction, laden with wine.
MDR Television, 6.00 p.m.
Almost every hill and mountain in the Danube Delta is criss-crossed by artificial terraces. They are a remnant of a large-scale project by dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. At the end of the 1980s, he envisioned turning the area into Romania's largest wine-growing region. But after the collapse of the Soviet Union, nothing happened for a long time. Ten years ago, the Italian Roberto Di Filippo found land for his wine business here. He grows organic wine on the estate and harvests traditionally with a horse-drawn cart.
hr television, 7.40 a.m.
The wine-growing region of Lavaux between Lausanne and Vevey is considered one of the most beautiful landscapes in Switzerland. The mighty rock faces of the Savoy and Vaud Alps protect against cold winds, while Lake Geneva, which is over three hundred metres deep, provides a mild climate. Even the Romans planted vines on the steep shore slopes. In the Middle Ages, Cistercian monks began to lay out terraces in the shape of steps, fortified with masonry, thus increasing the quality and yield of the vines. Despite the use of modern techniques, viticulture in Lavaux is still very laborious today due to the steep slopes. To facilitate cultivation, dizzying railways were built to transport people and materials up to the upper terraces. The steepest slopes are those of Dézaley, which were formed by the Rhone glacier. The Lavaux - mountains, lake, vineyards and settlements form a unique cultural landscape. This is why it was inscribed on Unesco's World Heritage List in 2007.
hr television, 7.55 a.m.
He is considered the best sparkling wine producer in Germany: Volker Raumland from Flörsheim-Dalsheim in Rheinhessen. In the past ten years, his sparkling wines have won the crown in the "Gault Millau" wine guide nine times. His sparkling wine has even been drunk in the Elysee Palace, and yet it has always remained an insider tip. This is due to the relatively small quantities he produces. Volker Raumland lives well in his niche: business is going well.
hr television, 8.25 a.m.
It is the drink of the rich and beautiful, the powerful and successful - no other wine is as symbolic of the sophisticated French way of life as champagne. What is hardly known is that the history of champagne has long been a Franco-German one. Many young German pioneers such as Florenz-Ludwig Heidsieck from Borgholzhausen or Joseph Jacob Bollinger from Ellwangen settled in Champagne in the 18th and 19th centuries, made a name for themselves and played a decisive role in shaping the production method, distribution and image of sparkling wine. And they also bring the method and name to Germany, because champagne is not yet a protected brand name. It was not until the wars of the 19th and 20th centuries that peaceful coexistence came to an end. A famous example: the "Champagne Clause" in the Treaty of Versailles. This is one of the reasons why the name "Mumm" today stands for a French champagne brand and a German sparkling wine brand. The film goes in search of clues and tells the astonishing Franco-German history of champagne.
hr television, 8.55 a.m.
Being a winegrower means hard work in the vineyard all year round. For centuries, this profession was exclusively practised by men, as winegrowing is exhausting, hard work in many of its phases. In recent years, however, a revolution has been taking place in the vineyards - also in Franconia: More and more women are taking over this male domain. Female winegrowers are making their dream of owning their own vineyard come true. Andrea Wirsching is the managing director and manager of Bavaria's largest private winery - the first woman in the family's four-hundred-year history. Christine Pröstler fulfilled her big dream, studied oenology at Geisenheim University, worked as a "winemaker" overseas - and at the same time founded her own winery with her family. Ilonka Scheuring swears by sustainability and professional ethics: Her passion belongs to the cultivation of ancient grape varieties on the extreme steep slopes of Main Franconia - to preserve the ecological balance.
3sat, 1.20 p.m.
Rome's rule on the Rhine has left countless traces. A particularly large number of monuments can be found in the former imperial residence of Trier: in the past, there was even talk of a second Rome. Archaeologist Matthias Wemhoff goes in search of traces along the Rhine and Moselle. The Romans on the Rhine not only left behind countless buildings, their traces can also be found in the cuisine. They grew wine along the Moselle, Rhine and Nahe rivers, which was exported as far as Rome, and provided fresh vegetables in the form of rocket and goutweed.
Bavarian Television, 2.30 p.m.
At last the renovation work on Thomas' winery can begin: The ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a modern cellar takes place. But Georg Plattner spins new intrigues against Thomas. While his daughter Anna and Paul, Claudia's son, fall in love with each other, another connection is put to the test: The husband of Elisabeth Horvath, a waitress at Hermine's inn, refuses to divorce her, thus endangering her love affair with Father Knopf. Claudia also has to fear for her ever-improving relationship with Thomas, because he and the notary Dr. Petra Thaler are getting closer. Georg makes life difficult for Thomas and hinders his renovations wherever he can: When the work is disrupted, Thomas suspects that Georg is behind his problems.
Phoenix, 5.45 p.m.
The second episode of the documentary series "The Danube" tells stories from the Wachau. It is about fates, history, nature, animal protection, adventure and art. For example, there is the Danube landlady who does not want to give up her business despite many floods. "The Danube takes and the Danube gives," she says. From two winemaker brothers we learn how the Danube influences the aroma of their wine in the Wachau.
3sat, 11.50 a.m.
Jean-Marie Rousseau and his two sons have a lot to do with wine: they make oak barrels. The Rousseaus tend to be among the smaller barrel makers. It is a family business where Jean-Marie's wife Nicole also works, she is responsible for the bookkeeping. But when she has time, she is in the kitchen cooking regional dishes. The Rousseaus' cooperage in Couchey is on the edge of the long wine region on the road of the Grand Crus. On the flat eastern slopes, the Cistercian monks of nearby Cîteaux grew grapes centuries ago. Against the frosty winds of spring, the monks built stone walls around the best sites. This tradition has survived to this day and characterises the landscape in this part of Burgundy. Below the vineyards, the dense oak forests of Cîteaux begin. Some of the wood that the Rousseaus need for their barrels comes from here. "Pièce" is the name given to the 228-litre barrels in Burgundy; over in Bordeaux they are called "barrique". Forty years ago, however, oak barrels were replaced by steel tanks and plastic vats. But then the role of barrique barrels in wine production was recalled. Since then, barrel making has been on the rise again. Like many other barrel makers, the Rousseaus have precise ideas about which wood is best for which wine and how long the barrels have to be toasted. Traditionally, the wood is heated over the fire so that the staves become pliable and do not break when they are shaped into barrels. Depending on where the wood comes from, how long and how strongly it has been fired, aromas ranging from vanilla to mocha can be created in the wine: a science that Jean-Marie can talk about for hours.
3sat, 12.50 p.m.
"Isola verde" - "green island" - is what the Italians call the fertile volcanic island of Ischia. In ancient times, it was the first colony from which the Greeks conquered the Italian mainland. Shortly afterwards they founded Rome. It is said that culture came to Italy via Ischia: art, knowledge, philosophy and wine. The report shows life on Ischia and explores the clichés associated with the island in the Gulf of Naples. Author Simin Sadeghi drives around the island on a Vespa and chats about (thermal) water and wine, about fumaroles and fango packs.
hr television, 10.30 a.m.
Baia Abuladze is a winemaker. At the beginning of September, the Georgian awaits the highlight of the year - the grape harvest. Even as a child, the family vineyard was a magical place for her. Now she wants to realise her dream here and combine new wine with the old traditions as an organic winemaker. To do this, she left her permanent job in the capital Tbilisi six years ago and returned to her roots in the home village of Meore Obcha in western Georgia. Courageously and imaginatively, she began to adapt the handicrafts and traditions of the old. She first finds support from her grandfather. She founds her company "Baia's Wine" and relies on the family. Together they produce 7,000 bottles of wine a year. Now, for the first time, they want to produce 10,000 bottles - organically grown and vinified in quevris, clay pots embedded in the earth. Women entrepreneurs like Baia are a sign of change in Georgia. She looks for bridges between the past and the future and trusts the strengths of others. When things get tough for Baia, she does it, like the flea and the ant in her favourite fairy tale. To get her friend from one shore to the other, the flea mobilises the help of all the animals, big and small. This is how they overcome the obstacle. This poetic film tells the story of whether and how the 27-year-old winegrower succeeds in doing so with the new harvest.
ZDFinfo, 9.00 a.m.
The Rothschild family network once influenced European politics, decided wars and became the driving force behind industrialisation. Despite perpetual anti-Semitic hostility, they are still one of the richest families in the world. The Rothschilds now live a very secluded life. In addition to private banks that still exist today, they also devote themselves to other industries such as wine growing. But even though they no longer have a say in the fortunes of war and peace, the influence of Mayer Amschel Rothschild's five sons on European history can still be felt today.
arte, 11.40 a.m.
The journey through time leads from historical conflicts and occupation during the Cold War to the founding of the Franco-German Brigade, from typical food and drink culture around bread, beer and wine to common challenges in environmental issues. The food culture of a country is not only the Spiegel of its society: it also shapes the landscape, gives it its colours and structures over seasons and centuries. What are the historical causes of different diets in Germany and France? Flying over the two countries, the filmmakers want to find out whether there is a specifically German and a specifically French landscape. Is Germany really the land of rye and beer and France the land of wheat and wine?
Bavarian Television, 12.05 p.m.
Bordeaux in the southwest of France is developing into a serious rival for the capital Paris. The port city has produced the philosophers Montaigne and Montesquieu, its architecture is a prime example of classicism. Bordeaux is also the world capital of wine. A visit to the Cité du Vin wine museum is a must here.
WDR Television, 7.20 a.m.
Lake Constance is one of the largest and most beautiful inland waters in Central Europe. For thousands of years, the region has been known for its fertile soil. Apples were already harvested on its shores 4,000 years ago - today the wines from the region's top vineyards are widely known.
3sat, 2.05 p.m.
High mountains, a wild coastal landscape, the abandoned ruins of a gold mining town, clear mountain lakes fed by glacial water: the New Zealand Alps are spectacular. Today's gold in New Zealand is wine, as winemaker Nick Mills tells us. Pinot Noir is the most famous grape variety of the southernmost of all vineyards, which has gained international recognition. Just as ships full of gold miners used to come to New Zealand, today they set off in the opposite direction, laden with wine.
ARD-alpha, 10.30 p.m.
A film by Westdeutscher Rundfunk from 1983. The Paris bistro, the small bar on the corner, offered its visitors, mostly regulars, a quick meal, a coffee or a glass of wine as well as conversation with other guests. Nevertheless, the bistro was not a fast food restaurant. The authors visited typical bistros of the time and showed how different this type of restaurant was in Paris. Whether they still exist in Paris today is another question. An old man with a cane slowly walks towards a bistro, his bistro, his pub on the corner. He is helped over the last step into the restaurant. Inside, the old man is no longer alone - in this bistro in Paris. In 1983, there were still countless of them.
Bavarian Television, 2.30 p.m.
With master builder Schmalvogel's help, Georg Thomas' new wine cellar successfully falls behind schedule. But once again Gottfried Schnell stands by his protégé and is able to intervene. Hermine tries to mediate between Thomas and the Plattners by contacting her daughter Andrea. Georg, meanwhile, offers Paul, his son from his first marriage, to run the reading with Claudia, which pleases him greatly. With growing suspicion, Claudia observes not only the increasingly close relationship between Thomas and Petra Thaler, but also the growing love of Anna and Paul. The first kiss occurs between the young people. Claudia is forced to let Thomas in on a secret she has kept for years: Paul is really his son.
arte, 5.50 p.m.
High mountains, a wild coastal landscape, the abandoned ruins of a gold mining town, mountain lakes fed by glacial water: the New Zealand Alps are spectacular. Today's gold in New Zealand is wine, as winemaker Nick Mills tells us. Pinot Noir is the most famous grape variety of the southernmost of all vineyards, which has gained international recognition. Just as ships full of gold miners used to come to New Zealand, today they set off in the opposite direction, laden with wine.
3sat, 2.50 p.m.
The forests of Vienna characterise the appearance of the city, are a lifeline and a refuge at the same time. Hardly any other European capital has as much forest per inhabitant as Vienna. The Vienna Woods extend to the west and north of the city, while the Danube Floodplains National Park lies to the east. Countless woods and green spaces can be found directly in the city area. However, the core zone of the forest estate is 150 kilometres away from the city. The limestone Alps around the Rax, the Schneeberg and the Hochschwab massif are owned by the Viennese municipality, at least those 32,000 hectares that lie in the catchment area of the two high spring water pipelines. All these green jewels are under the care of a formidable guard of foresters, farmers, winegrowers, professional hunters and woodworkers who work in the service of quality of life.
Sustainability - a big topic in small Luxembourg. The densely populated country is attracting more and more people. The challenge is to bring the economy and nature conservation together. In the vineyards of the Moselle region, too, winegrower Corinne Kox is experimenting with methods to make winegrowing more sustainable.
3sat, 5.45 p.m.
The film is dedicated to the local mountains of the Viennese and leads from Klosterneuburg in the northwest of Vienna towards the southwest to Baden and Mödling. From the Kahlenberg it goes over the Leopoldsberg towards Lower Austria. Viticulture has also always played a major role there.
SWR Television (RP), 6.15 p.m.
The 58-kilometre route along the Maare-Mosel Cycle Path leads from the maars of the Eifel to the vineyards of the Moselle. Over viaducts, through Eifel forests, past maars and through tunnels on the former railway line from Daun to Wittlich-Wengerohr. Claudia Weber-Gebert is a diver and photographer. The Eifel publisher Sven Nieder has published her photos in an illustrated book. In the direction of Wittlich, it is worth stopping at the goat cheese farm in Gillenfeld. Klaus Holtmann offers goat walks for tourists. Their goat cheese is among the best in Germany. If you like beer, take a break at the Pleiner Waldschlösschen. Three beer-brewing friends have brought the defunct restaurant back to life. A gem in Himmerod Abbey is the large Klais organ. Behind Plein lie the vineyards of the Wittlicher Senke. Thomas Losen continues the tradition of the Wittlich winegrowers.
3sat, 3 .00 p.m.
Mallorca is often called the "Pearl of the Mediterranean". The interplay of wild nature, hidden oases and pulsating life attracts more and more tourists from all over Europe. Even organic gardener Karl Ploberger cannot escape the magic of this island. He wanders between fragrant pine trees, orange groves and beautiful vineyards in the hinterland and discovers impressive dream gardens that remain largely hidden from tourists.
Bavarian Television, 2.30 p.m.
Claudia and Thomas decide to reveal the truth to Paul and Anna: that they are half-siblings. The two are very disturbed and hurt by this. Paul in particular reproaches his mother Claudia. Anna retreats to a boat that drifts out onto the lake. A storm causes her to be in distress at sea. Paul finds and rescues Anna. The two use the night on a reed island to come to terms with their new situation as half-siblings. Claudia reveals to her former husband Georg that Paul is not his son, but that of his adversary Thomas. His hatred increases immeasurably.
3sat, 11.45 a.m.
"Ladies Night" is the name of a gala dinner at the "Rheingau Gourmet & Wine Festival". Margot Janse from South Africa cooks, Romana Echensberger explains the matching wines. Romana Echensberger is a "Master of Wine". You can learn from her how to understand wines properly. For "Hessen à la carte" she has also come up with Israeli starters to go with the wine.
arte, 1.30 p.m.
In Japan, sake is a national sanctuary, a welcome outlet in a close-knit society, drunk on every occasion in the countryside and in the cities. But it took a long time for rice wine to conquer the hearts of the Japanese. The history of the drink is inextricably linked to that of the country: a slow but irreversible democratisation - from the high aristocracy of the past to the young trendsetters of the present.
3sat, 11.10 a.m.
Alexandra Rieger has found a new home in southern Burgenland. The soprano was brought to Neuhaus am Klausenbach by the renowned opera singer Dietmar Kerschbaum, where she takes care of Tabor Castle. Kerschbaum, with roots in this idyllic seclusion in the border triangle of Austria-Hungary-Slovenia, has turned the former estate of the Batthyánys into a venue of high culture - the opera festival has long since become a fixture for international opera fans. Alexandra Rieger ensures that everything runs smoothly. She also helps to harvest the grapes from the vineyard at the foot of the castle. The reward for her work is the notorious Uhudler wine from southern Burgenland.
Bavarian Television, 2.30 p.m.
Claudia and Thomas decide to tell Paul and Anna the truth: that they are half-siblings. The two are very disturbed and hurt by this. Paul in particular reproaches his mother Claudia. Anna retreats to a boat that drifts out onto the lake. A storm causes her to be in distress at sea. Paul finds and rescues Anna. The two use the night on a reed island to come to terms with their new situation as half-siblings. Claudia reveals to her former husband Georg that Paul is not his son, but that of his adversary Thomas. His hatred increases immeasurably.
arte, 9.00 a.m.
Champagne has had serious competition for a long time: Crémant. Almost 80 million bottles are produced each year. The Alsace region in particular is producing ever better sparkling wines. Many crémants from Alsace can keep up with Champagne in terms of taste. High-quality cultivation and processing methods as well as the good soils of Alsace produce many a top crémant. One of the best sommeliers in the world knows this: Serge Dubs. He has been assessing wines, champagnes and crémants for decades. Dubs knows the methods and peculiarities of the winegrowers. Already during the growth phase, long before the harvest, the future wine qualities can be fathomed. Depending on the grape variety used, crémant in Alsace is usually white, rarely also offered as rosé. Crémant from Alsace is gaining more and more fans, even if the great price advantage is history. In the meantime, the price for a bottle of good Alsatian crémant is 20 to 30 euros.
WDR Television, 8.15 p.m.
The series "Land und lecker - Neuer Wein in alten Fässern aus Franken" (Country and Delicious - New Wine in Old Barrels from Franconia) kicks off in Franconia. In the estate of Lisberg Castle near Bamberg, young winemaker Kerstin Laufer reinterprets traditional Franconian wines. She not only makes her wines classically, but also ventures down experimental paths.
3sat, 1.15 p.m.
September is the month of the grape harvest and ideal for tasting the local wines. For example, during a ride on the "Wine Express", a wooden train on wheels that takes visitors to a tasting in the middle of the vineyard. Those who want to combine the turn of the year with a city tour are in the right place in Mallorca's capital Palma: then the old town is decked out in festive lights, and on New Year's Eve people celebrate together in the town hall square. Initiates stock up on grapes in Palma's market hall beforehand, because anyone who eats a berry at each of the twelve chimes will be blessed with good fortune in the new year.