Are you a wine lover? If so, joining a Hong Kong Wine Course (e.g., WSET Hong Kong) is a good idea. I’ve recently joined WSET Hong Kong and learned many interesting facts about the Bremen Wine from Germany. If you want to know more about what things are taught in the Hong Kong Wine Course, keep reading.

Grape varieties of Bremen wines include: Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewürtztraminer, Silvaner, Kerner, Müller-Thurgau, and Sylvaner. In 1430, Bremen became a part of the Hanseatic League. In the 16th century, wine merchants from Bremen established themselves in London, where they were granted a monopoly on importing wine from Bremen to England. This monopoly, which lasted until 1802, was abolished during the Napoleonic Wars when Bremen had to declare itself neutral. The British then began shipping their own wine from their colonies in America to the English market.

By 1813, the British wine trade had overtaken that of Bremen. As a result of the French Revolution, the German Confederation was established in 1815. The new constitution, which was ratified by the people, banned all trade with France and Bremen’s wine trade was placed under state protection. The town of Bremen is one of the largest wine producers in Germany. In 2008, over 40% of Germany’s wine exports went to Bremen. Bremen is also the home of the world’s first wine school.