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The Winery Dinner at Parlour - 7th April

Thu, 20 Mar 2014

The team at The Winery invite you to The Winery Dinner at Parlour on Monday 7th April at 19.30h/7.30pm:

On arrival we will be serving Louis Casters’ Champagne Cuvee Superieure Brut made exclusively from Pinot Meunier.

http://www.thewineryuk.com/growers/louis-casters-dameryvallee-de-la-marne/

With the starters we are showing two wines straight from the back of our van after last week’s trip to Germany.

Kuhling-Gillot’s Qvinterra Riesling trocken 2013. Freshly-bottled, vibrant, dry Riesling from five parcels around Oppenheim on the Rhine.

http://www.thewineryuk.com/growers/kuhling-gillot/

Thomas Nelles Pinot Noir 2011 is smooth and sensual.

http://www.thewineryuk.com/growers/nelles-heimersheim/

Two other recent arrivals will be accompanying the main course. An elegant Single Vineyard Chardonnay from Wedgetail in the cool-climate Yarra Valley near Melbourne, Australia. Matthew Jukes, who is an expert on Australian wine, loved this when he visited last month.

http://www.thewineryuk.com/growers/wedgetail/

Our main course red is Chateau Haut Lavallade 2010, a beautiful, silky Saint Emilion which we have been dreaming about since we tasted it in Bordeaux last November and which finally arrived on Monday.

http://www.thewineryuk.com/growers/chateau-haut-lavallade-st-emilion/

Chef Jesse Dunford-Wood wanted to serve cheese and dessert courses, so we will be serving Lubentiushof Gans Riesling trocken 2011 – powerful, impressive, textured dry Riesling from the Mosel.

http://www.thewineryuk.com/growers/lubentiushof/

Finally, something cheeky with dessert – Milly and Carlo Paladin’s Raboso Fiore, a gently sweet sparkling red from the Veneto.

http://www.thewineryuk.com/growers/bosco-del-merlo-annone-veneto-organic/

Vegetarian Option

Several of you have been asking about the vegetarian option. In Jesse’s words, “Plenty of Veggie Starters, don’t worry.” And Main Course? “Something amazing with Duck Egg, Morels and English Asparagus.”

Ever since having a brilliant Staff Christmas Dinner at Parlour, we have been talking about putting on a Winery event there.

Energetic Chef-Owner Jesse Dunford Wood is a star. He has worked in some great kitchens in the UK, Australia and the States, including the late, legendary Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago.

The cuisine at Parlour is quirky and witty. A boyhood surrounded by comics and comfort food is liberally plundered, providing a rich seam of inspiration. British favourites are reinvented, remixed.

Jesse has put together a four course dinner for the evening. As has become customary at our dinners, we will be starting with bubbly. Starter and main courses will be accompanied by two wines, cheese and dessert by one each.

Bring an appetite – portions tend to be generous!

We do hope you will join us for this special, fun evening. Tickets are £70 each and can be booked by calling 020 7286 6475 or via email. Spaces are limited.

Go West!

Parlour, part Pub part Restaurant, is in an unlikely location, tucked in a small street off Chamberlayne Road NW10, close to the Harrow Road and the north end of Ladbroke Grove.

http://www.parlourkensal.com/

 The Winery Dinner at Parlour - 7th April

Invitation - The Great Riesling Evening Tasting 2014

Fri, 14 Mar 2014


The Lindley Hall, Royal Horticultural Society

Elverton St, London SW1P 2QW

Monday 12th May 2014

5.30 pm - 7.30 pm

A unique opportunity to sample the world’s greatest Rieslings from the finest estates of Alsace, Australia, Austria, Chile, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa and USA all under one roof, together with many of their winemakers.

Tickets £20

Click here to buy tickets: 

Invitation - The Great Riesling Evening Tasting 2014

Awin Barratt Siegel Masters of Riesling tasting 8th May 2014

Tue, 04 Mar 2014

Awin Barratt Siegel hold their annual Masters of Riesling tasting on Thursday 8th May from 10am - 6pm. 

A new vintage release tasting of 2013 Riesling & 2012 Pinot Noir from Germany & Austria. 

Please note this is an invite only event. 

Awin Barratt Siegel Masters of Riesling tasting 8th May 2014

Top 50 German wines - calling all importers!

Tue, 25 Feb 2014

Wines of Germany UK is on the hunt for the Top 50 German Wines. In partnership with Harpers Wine & Spirit, we’ll be recruiting a panel of experts – chaired by leading wine authority Joe Wadsack – to select their top German wines from a comprehensive line-up. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your wines in front of some of the UK’s most influential palates and gain great publicity for your German wine. We therefore invite you to enter your finest German wines for the Top 50 selection tasting. Throughout the year, we’ll be including the successful wines in a number of activities from press drops to consumer and trade tastings, so this is definitely an opportunity not to be missed!

All German producers and UK importers of German wine will be eligible to enter their wines to be considered by the panel. The wines will be divided into three retail price categories – £5-£8, £8-£15, £15+ – and a Seeking Representation category.

The wines within the price categories must have UK availability – 35 of the Top 50 wines will be wines that have UK availability with a further 15 currently unrepresented but seeking representation.

Each wine will be tasted blind by the panel who will only know the vintage and price. All wines will receive a score out of 100. The 50 wines with the highest scores will be the wines chosen as the Top 50 German Wines.

How can you get involved?

If you would like to enter your German wines to be judged by the panel, please download the form below, providing your contact details and information on the wines you would like to submit and return to us by Friday 7th March. Importers may submit up to six different wines for consideration and tasting and only one wine per producer. Please note: producers will be contacted directly for the Seeking Representation category.

Once we have received all submissions, we will be in touch with the next steps in terms of delivery instructions and deadlines. Wines of Germany will require three bottles of each wine selected for the tasting which will take place in early April.

It is free to enter and the only costs incurred at this stage will be the provision and delivery of stock. However if your wine is selected as one of the Top 50, there will be a charge of £85 per wine to go towards media costs, ensuring top coverage is secured with Harpers Wine & Spirit and the wines are given maximum exposure. We will also require a maximum of 12 bottles to be used in other tastings or media drops throughout the year. By registering your wine for the competition, you agree to cover this cost and the supply of samples should your wine be selected for the Top 50.

This tasting and publication will further raise the profile of German wine within the UK wine trade. It is a great reminder to the press and trade of the wonderful diversity of wine styles produced in Germany, at all price points, and will therefore generate an increase in press coverage and ultimately sales of German wine.

If you have any queries about this activity, please don’t hesitate to contact the Germany team on 0207 759 7405.

We look forward to hearing from you and working together on this project.

Top 50 German wines - calling all importers!

Join us at ProWein for 'Beer O'clock'

Mon, 10 Feb 2014

If you are at ProWein this year, come and chill out with Wines of Germany UK during 'Beer O' Clock' at 5pm on Monday 24th March. 

Join us at ProWein for 'Beer O'clock'

The WineBarn annual wine tastings - Tuesday 18th February 2014, Tuesday 13th March 2014

Sun, 02 Feb 2014

For all those developing and nurturing their wine cellars The WineBarn brings you some of Germany’s finest wines. Wines to savour now that showcase terroir, style and have their own unique characters. A twist on the classic styles loved by all, plus show stopping gems that age beautifully for those extra special occasions.

Tuesday 18th February 2014

The Hall at Wadham College, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PN

12-2pm

 

Tuesday 13th March 2014

The OCR at St Catharine’s College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RL

12-2pm

*Please note these are trade events

The WineBarn annual wine tastings - Tuesday 18th February 2014, Tuesday 13th March 2014

Parlour Games – The Winery Dinner at Parlour – 7th April

Sat, 01 Feb 2014

You are invited to The Winery Dinner at Parlour on Monday 7th April at 19.30h/7.30pm.

Energetic Chef-OwnerJesse Dunford Wood is a star. He has worked in some great kitchens in the UK, Australia and the States, including the late, legendary Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago.

Here at Parlour the cuisine is quirky and witty. A boyhood surrounded by comics and comfort food is liberally plundered, providing a rich seam of inspiration. British favourites are reinvented, remixed.

Jesse has put together a four course dinner for the evening. As has become customary at our dinners, we will be starting with bubbly. Starter and main courses will be accompanied by two wines, cheese and dessert by one each.

Menu

A Vegetarian option is also available. In Jesse's words, "Veggies are well looked after - don't worry!"

Bring an appetite – portions tend to be generous!

We do hope you will join us for this special, fun evening. Tickets are £70 each and can be booked by calling 020 7286 6475 or via email. Spaces are limited.

Dan, Ben, David and introducing Paul, the latest addition to our team.

NB: This dinner replaces the event at The Quince Tree on 2ndApril trailed in our last tasting invitation. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Go West!

Parlour, part Pub part Restaurant, is in an unlikely location, tucked in a small street off Chamberlayne Road NW10, close to the Harrow Road and the north end of Ladbroke Grove.

Parlour, 5 Regent Street, Kensal Green, London NW10 5LG

Parlour Games – The Winery Dinner at Parlour – 7th April

Wines of Germany host the annual importer's meeting 2013

Thu, 05 Dec 2013

The annual importer's meeting is a chance for key members of the trade to join together and discuss the German wine market and plans for 2014 and will take place on 5th December 2013.

If you would like further information on the meeting, please contact germanwine@thisisphipps.com.

Please note this is strictly an invite only event. 

Wines of Germany host the annual importer's meeting 2013

The Riesling Fellowship 2013

Wed, 04 Dec 2013

After a five year break, The Riesling Fellowship is back on Wednesday 4th December 2013 with a tasting, seminar and dinner to celebrate German Riesling and the industry figures that have been instrumental to its success in the UK.
 
The evening will include a ‘Tradition and Innovation’ tasting to celebrate both the classic and modern winemaking in Germany today, followed by a reception and gala dinner during which time the inaugural Riesling Fellows will be awarded for their outstanding commitment to German Riesling.  

Please note this is strictly an invite only event.

The Riesling Fellowship 2013

The WineBarn - German tasting extravaganza

Thu, 28 Nov 2013

The WineBarn annual exclusive wine tasting on Monday 13th January 2014 at St James Hotel & Club.

Immerse yourself in some of Germany’s finest wines, with their unique character lingering beautifully with every sip you take. Wines that show specific terroir and style are the wines that will keep you thrilled throughout 2014. Personal appearances and first hand knowledge from the actual winemakers will make this an event to remember.

Producers include:

Weingut Aldinger

Weingut

Bassermann-Jordan

Weingut Friedrich Becker

Weingut Bercher

Weingut Clemens Busch

Weingut Göttelmann

Weingut Dr Heger

Weingut Franz Keller

Weingut Alexander Laible

Weingut Meyer-Näkel

Weingut St Urbanshof

Weingut

Schäfer-Fröhlich

Sekthaus Solter

Weingut Wirsching

Weingut Wittmann

 

*Please note this is an invite only event

The WineBarn - German tasting extravaganza