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'Explore Germany' - Portfolio Tasting - 18th September 2014
German Wine Agencies presents ‘Explore Germany’ a Portfolio Tasting showcasing a wide range of grape varieties from the thirteen German wine regions.
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QUINTESSENTIAL GERMAN WHITES
From September 04 – September 13, 2014, Ombiasy Wine Tours will explore six German wine regions (Saale-Unstrut, Franken, Rheingau, northern Rheinhessen, Mosel, Nahe) with visits to 19 top wineries and cultural gems. You will get intimate insights into a selection of Germany’s best of the best wineries, normally closed to visitors. A cruise on the romantic Rhine River with its castle- and vine-ribboned banks, the Mosel valley with its dizzying steep vineyards, delving into 2000 years of history, and tasting first class wines under the guidance of great winemakers - among them German wine legends- will be among the highlights. Special treats include wine pairing lunches and dinners with the owners and winemakers at prominent estates.
THE SUN-KISSED GERMAN SOUTH
From September 14 – September 20, 2014, Ombiasy Wine Tours will explore three wine regions (Baden, Pfalz, southern Rheinhessen) in the south of Germany and will experience the German red wine revolution. You will visit 16 crème de la crème wineries in southern Germany, among them Germany’s unconventional, but exceptionally gifted winemakers, normally not open to visitors. You will cross the Rhine River and visit the Maison Trimbach in Alsace to taste the difference between German and Alsatian wines despite the geographic proximity. Among the highlights will be tasting first class Pinot Noirs with the winemakers, and experiencing the culinary South. A special treat will be wine pairing lunches at 1-Michelin-star restaurants.
As in previous years, the husband and wife team Annette and Christian Schiller will personally guide the tours throughout the trip. Through their friendships with many winemakers and owners of wine producing estates, the tours are a very intimate, personal experience for everyone in the small groups.
For all details concerning the tours, please go to the website: https://ombiasypr.com or directly to https://ombiasypr.com/index.php/tours/germany-north-2014andhttps://ombiasypr.com/index.php/tours/germany-south-2014
Email email@example.com or phone them on 020 7286 6475 to book your tickets.
To make the most of The 31 Days of German Riesling Luvians Bottleshop, 66 Market Street, St Andrews, KY16 9NU is running fantastic offers across its entire German range.
Each Saturday, in line with the #saturdaysamples series Luvians will be opening two delicious Rieslings for consumers to taste, one German and one from the New World. Each tasting will be free to attend and will be available from early afternoon.
1.Saturday 12th July - Selbach Kabinett and Skillagollee Eden Riesling
2.Saturday 19th July - JJ Pruem's 2004 Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett and Charles Smith's Kung Fu Girl Washington State Riesling
3.Saturday 26th July - Willi Haag's Spaetlese and Carrick Otago Riesling
The Winery over in Maida Vale have an exciting line up of events planned to celebrate The 31 Days of German Riesling this July. Check out all the activity which is taking place below and check out the website for further info and to contact the team:
1. Tuesday 1st July - our monthly tasting from 17.00-21.00h at The Winery. Please scroll down for details.
2. Saturday 26th July - The Winery Riesling Tasting at The Remedy, 124 Cleveland Street W1 from 16.00-18.00h – Tickets £25.
3. Wednesday 30th July - The Winery Wine Course Module on Riesling at Kandoo, Edgware Road. Tickets are £40 per person.
4. Thursday 31st July from 19.00-21.00h The Winery’s David Motion will guest at the Riesling Tasting at Noble Fine Liquor, 27 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH
Our monthly tasting – Tuesday 1st July
You are invited to our next tasting on Tuesday 1st July from 17.00-21.00h at our shop in Clifton Road W9.
July’s “31 Days of German Riesling” is an initiative by Wines of Germany. As many of you know, we at The Winery are fairly strict observers of “365 Days of German Riesling” and, to kick off the celebrations, all 7 wines at the tasting will be Riesling.
To start the month with a bang, we’ll be featuring 4 of our 9 winners from the German Top 50 in Tuesday’s line-up.
6 of the winners are featured in our Top 50 dry Riesling 6-pack.
Studert-Prum’s Bernkasteler Graben Riesling Kabinett trocken was one of the winners – a beautiful example of high-toned, slate-driven, dry Riesling from the heart of the Middle Mosel.
Gerrit Walter worked at The Winery during his last year at Geisenheim, Germany’s top Wine University, since when his Riesling trocken has become a classic – it just flies from our shelves. We recently had to pick-up yet more of his Top 50 winning 2012.
The Kuhn family from Oestrich-Winkel are the most visible biodynamic winery in the Rheingau. Biodynamism is the extreme end of organic winemaking and viticulture where decisions are made according to the lunar calendar. Their style is utterly distinctive and we were delighted that their Jacobus Riesling trocken was another winning entry.
We decided to enter Reiner Flick’s Holle into the competition. It’s a full-throttle, oily Hochheimer Riesling. We loved the panel’s tasting note: “Gorgeous nose of jasmine and satsuma. Fresh, weighty and complex.”
Fred Prinz’s 2012 was another of the Top 50 winners and on Tuesday we will be showing his newly released 2013.
We’ll be kicking off with Joseph Laufer’s Zum Krug Riesling Sekt, proper sparkling dry Riesling from the heart of the Rheingau.
You may be surprised to see a red wine in the line-up. Pinot Meunier by von Racknitz in the Nahe. Don’t be alarmed – Pinot Meunier is called Schwarzriesling in Germany. Black Riesling.
We do hope you can join us and, as usual, feel free to bring a friend.
There will be three more events in July, all ticketed.
Saturday 26th July from 16.00-18.00h The Winery Riesling Tasting at The Remedy, Cleveland Street W1 - Tickets £25. Please contact The Remedy for more details and tickets.
On Tuesday 30th July we will be holding one of our Wine Course Modules on Riesling in the back room at Kandoo, the friendly Persian Restaurant around the corner from us in Edgware Road. Tickets are £40.
The Winery’s David Motion will be guesting at Noble Fine Liquor’s Riesling Tasting on Thursday 31st July. Noble are at 27 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH. Please contact Noble to find out more.
Read all about the activity that The Oxford Wine Company are planning to celebrate The 31 Days of German Riesling:
12th July & Saturday 19th July 12pm - 6pm
FREE GERMAN RIESLING TASTINGS!
by Lee Isaacs, Aljoscha Wright & Patricia Countess Of Thun & Hohenstein
The Oxford Wine Company, 165 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0PB (01865 249500)
We are huge fans of German Riesling here, in fact Lee considers it to be his favourite form of white wine! For the last few years, every July, we have run a month of German Riesling promotions; these have involved tastings, discounts and general shenanigens! This July is no different, except this time we have our very own German Countess to add a more genuine flavour! On these 2 Saturday’s between 12 and 6 we will have a variety of German Rieslings open for you to taste. If you think that it’s all sweet, then be surprised by the Villa Wolf Dry (£10.49). If you want something with that lick of sweetness then you can also try the Leitz Riesling (£14.99). There will be more to try and also discounts on German Riesling available throughout each day. It’s a free tasting of delicious wines in Summer, what more could you ask for? See you there!
Think you know German wines? Drink again!
Head over to Amps Fine Wines at 10am on 12th July to taste a revelatory German Riesling range that will wow you...including some spicy sausages to accompany. Booking is not required. http://bit.ly/1lPYETT
31 Days of German Riesling gets off to a very exciting start with iconic German wine producer Dr. Katharina Prüm making a fleeting visit to London next week on Tuesday 1st July. JJ Prüm are considered around the world as a Mosel idol, producing some of the highest quality and most expensive Rieslings in the world from their estate in Wehlen.
Katharina will be presenting some of these amazing Rieslings at 10 Cases Bistro at 12.30 pm, then at Vagabond Charlotte Street at 2 pm. Organised by their importers, Howard Ripley, this is a rare opportunity not to be missed.
To find out more about the tastings contact:
And to find out more about JJ Prüm click here: http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2013/12/10-things-every-wine-lover-should-know-about-j-j-prum
"Erni Loosen has single-handedly put German wine on the world stage and in the 21st century. He has done it by a mixture of irreverence, tireless travelling and an uncompromising quest for quality." - Jancis Robinson MW, Decanter, April 2005
Join Laithwaite's wine for an intimate, exclusive dinner event with perhaps the biggest character in German wine, Erni Loosen. His Mosel wines have achieved worldwide recognition and he is bringing some special wines from his own cellar to complement a five-course meal devised especially for this unique event. Many thanks to Anna Hansen MBE for this specially created menu:
Krupuk quails’ eggs, chilli lime dipping sauce - Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese 1998
Singapore wokked soft shell crab, cucumber and Thai basil relish - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Grosses Gewächs Riesling 2012
Roast pollock, chorizo and chickpea stew, monk’s beard - Villa Wolf Pinot Gris Alte Reben 2012
Persian spiced lamb rump, golden beetroot, black garlic, cauliflower, raisin & coriander ‘cous cous’ with spring onion & almond pesto - Phaia Red 2011
Vanilla panna cotta, lychee rhubarb lemongrass compote, manuka honey and sesame wafer - Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese 2004
Tamarind caramel truffles with coffee - Dr Loosen Estate Beerenauslese 2006
Your meal, wine and service are included within the price.
You will be seated on one table of 24 - due to the anticipated popularity of
this event, tickets are limited to two per customer.
Neil Phillips aka The Wine Tipster is holding a free German Wine masterclass at Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival this Saturday (14th June) at 4pm. Join Neil for your chance to try a selection of delicious wines and learn all about their versatility as well as tasty food matches.