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Luvians Bottleshop in St Andrews has exciting plans to celebrate The 31 Days of German Riesling
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 1998 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese
Singapore wokked soft shell crab, cucumber and Thai basil relish 2013 Schieferblume Riesling Dry
Roast pollock, chorizo and chickpea stew, monk's beard 2012 Villa Wolf Pinot Gris Alte Reben
Persian spiced lamb rump, golden beetroot, black garlic, cauliflower, raisin & coriander 'cous cous' with spring onion & almond pesto 2011 Phaia Red
Vanilla panna cotta, lychee rhubarb lemongrass compte, manuka honey and sesame wafer 2011 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese
Taramind caramel truffles with coffee 2006 Dr Loosen Estate Beerenauslese
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.
After its success at the London Wine Fair last year there will again be a dedicated stand (A35) for South Germany with an increased number of wines and a host of additional wineries showing their products.
Over the course of the fair there will be 6 different themed tutored tastings on the South Germany Stand (A35), each lasting 20 minutes. and these tastings will be led by James Gillespie - a speaker, writer and merchant who is known as a specialist in introducing lesser-known wine regions into the UK.
The programme of Tastings is as follows (all on Stand A35):
Monday 2 June
“Rhyme & Riesling”:a Tutored Tasting of perfectly balanced Dry Rieslings from South Germany
“Sekt and Secco”: a Tutored Tasting of Sparkling Wines from South Germany
Tuesday 3 June
“Blanc de Noirs doesn’t have to fizz”: a Tutored Tasting of still white wines made from red grape varieties in South Germany
“The World’s Secret Source of Pinot Noir”: a Tutored Tasting of red wines made from Spatburgunder, Samtrot and Klevner in South Germany
Wednesday 4 June
“It’s known here as Lemberger” : a Tutored Tasting of oaked and unoaked red wines made from Blaufrankisch in South Germany
“Stand up to Spice”: a Tutored Tasting & Examination of wines from South Germany & how they match and compliment Indian Food
South Germany will also be holding a themed masterclass tasting in the Masterclass Theatre:
"Discover the importance of Germany as a red wine producer and the potential place for these wines in our market-place."
Monday 2nd June 17:15 - 18:00 - first come first served
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Thomas Nelles Pinot Noir 2011 is smooth and sensual.
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.
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.
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.
Finally, something cheeky with dessert – Milly and Carlo Paladin’s
Raboso Fiore, a gently sweet sparkling red from the Veneto.
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.
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.
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.
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