Wines of Germany日前向業界宣佈德國酒例有所更改，其中包括以下兩項：
* 一直用作代表六項高等Quality Wine級數的
Qualitätswein mit Prädikat [QmP]，亦同時被簡化作Prädikatswein。
"MOSEL-SAAR-RUWER BECOMES MOSEL – SIMPLIFICATION OF GERMAN WINE LAW
With effect from 1 August 2007, the name of the region Mosel-Saar-Ruwer has been shortened to “Mosel.” According to the regional wine-growers’ association president, Adolf Schmitt, this will enhance regional marketing efforts and enable growers in the Saar and Ruwer valleys to position their wines as true specialties within the umbrella term “Mosel”. A situation similar to that in Baden, with its nine districts, whereby growers in specific districts, such as the Kaiserstuhl, Ortenau or Markgräflerland, market their wines as specialties within the Baden region.
The regional wine promotion board – heretofore Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Wein e.V. – has been renamed Moselwein e.V. Their Internet site (currently: www.msr-wein.de) is likely to change in the weeks to come.
Also with effect from August 1st 2007, the designation “Qualitätswein mit Prädikat” is no longer valid; this has been replaced by the simpler designation “Prädikatswein.” A Prädikat is an attribute that describes the degree of ripeness of the grapes, measured by the natural sugar content of the grape juice at the time of harvest. Grapes with a longer ripening period absorb additional minerals from the soil and develop an increased level of natural sugar. Thus, the riper the grapes, the more aroma and flavour in the wine. Prädikatsweine are never chaptalised.
There are six levels of Prädikatsweine in Germany. In ascending order: Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese and the top two Prädikate Eiswein and Trockenbeerenauslese…."