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‘Explore Germany’ - Portfolio Tasting

Wed, 25 Feb 2015

‘Explore Germany’ - Portfolio Tasting  25th February 2015

German Wine Agencies presents ‘Explore Germany’ a Portfolio Tasting showcasing wines from the brightest talent and most exciting young winemakers.

For more information click the PDF below

‘Explore Germany’ - Portfolio Tasting

Importer's Meeting 2014

Mon, 03 Nov 2014

Our annual importer's meeting will take place on Tuesday 25th November from 10.30 - 1pm at The Antique Wine Company, W1G 9JR.

The meeting will include market updates from the Deutsches Weininstitut in Mainz, Wines of Germany UK and The Wine and Spirit Trade Association. There will also be a chance for open discussion and feedback.

Please note this is an invite only event. If you are a German wine importer and would like to attend, please contact 

Importer's Meeting 2014

German Spectacular: an evening of German wine and food – Thursday 6th November, Vinoteca Marylebone

Fri, 03 Oct 2014

GERMAN SPECTACULAR: an evening of German wine and food

7pm, Thursday 6th November, 2014

Vinoteca Marylebone

15 Seymour Place, W1H 5BD

GERMAN WINE FACT ONE: The finest wine on the list on-board the Titanic was a German Riesling
GERMAN WINE FACT TWO: Germany is the world’s third-largest grower of Pinot Noir

Think you know German Wine? Think again.

Germany’s new generation of young, dynamic winemakers has truly come of age, and we want you to come and taste your way through the pick of the bunch.

Anne Krebiehl MW, Germany’s fifth ever Master of Wine, along with Vinoteca’s Charlie Young, will host an evening of spectacular German wines, from Riesling to Pinot Noir, followed by some superb German regional cuisine.

Wines will include:

2013 Riesling Trocken, Neiss

2013 Purist Riesling, Axel Pauly

2013 Riesling Gewurz, Binz & Bratt

2013 Weissburgunder, Schneider

2013 Kaitui, Schneider

2013 Rivaner, Fogt

2013 Dornfelder Portugieser, Fogt

2010 Pinot Noir, Oliver Zeter

(subject to change depending on availability)

Tickets are £49.50 and include all wines and dinner and can be purchased from our online shop by clicking on the link below.


German Spectacular: an evening of German wine and food – Thursday 6th November, Vinoteca Marylebone

Vault Tastings with Howard Ripley

Mon, 29 Sep 2014

Vault Tastings

7th October

10:30 - 19:00

The Winemakers Club, 41A Farringdon Street, EC4A 4AN

Featuring wines from Jülg, Ziereisen, Domaine Georg Mosbacher, Keller, Schaefer-Froehlich, Joh. Jos. Prüm, Zilliken 

Vault Tastings with Howard Ripley

'Get it on' - the most eye opening tasting you'll go to this year

Mon, 29 Sep 2014

Our Riesling revivalists Joe Wadsack, Anne Krebiehl MW and Matt Walls have tasted high and low to make their own shortlist and bring you the very best German wines looking to be discovered by UK drinkers. 

Where: The Sampler, SW7 2HP

When: Tuesday 14th October, 10.30am - 5pm

Please note this is a trade only event 

'Get it on' - the most eye opening tasting you'll go to this year

'Explore Germany' - Portfolio Tasting - 18th September 2014

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

German Wine Agencies presents ‘Explore Germany’ a Portfolio Tasting showcasing a wide range of grape varieties from the thirteen German wine regions.  

For more information click the PDF below

'Explore Germany' - Portfolio Tasting - 18th September 2014

Ombiasy Wine Tours

Thu, 07 Aug 2014


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. 


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:  or directly to

Ombiasy Wine Tours

Riesling Module – The Winery Wine Course

Wed, 30 Jul 2014

The Winery are just back from another trip to Germany and have selected a packed, final line-up for The Winery Wine Course on Wednesday 30th July at Kandoo, focusing again on the glories of German Riesling – part of our celebrations of this year’s 31 Days Of German Riesling.

After a glass of Zum Krug Sekt, sparkling dry Riesling from the Rheingau, they will compare Graf von Schonborn’s Riesling Kabinett trocken from the volcanic soils of Franken, von Racknitz’s highly-awarded Kieselstein from the Nahe and Bischel’s Binger Quarzit, an excellent, mineral-packed dry Riesling from Rheinhessen.

Two contrasting dry Rieslings from the historic Rheingau will follow. A vibrant, perfumed, oily, organic dry Spatlese from the Berg Roseneck vineyard in Rudesheim by Asbach-Kretschmar. This will be served alongside Peter-Jakob Kuhn’s Quarzit. Peter-Jakob is one the most visible biodynamic growers in Germany and his wines are utterly distinctive.

They will then look at three wines from the steep, slate slopes of the Mosel – two dry, one sweet. Arriving in the van last weekend (among other goodies) was our first batch from Immich-Batterieberg since the star winemaker Gernot Kollmann took over with the backing of two wine-lovers from north Germany. Immich-Batterieberg’s intriguing Jugendstil/Art Nouveau label with the two cherubs firing a cannon at the vineyard tells the story of an earlier owner wanting to modify the exposition of his vineyard and tilt it more in favour of the sun by pounding it with dynamite. The deafening sound ricocheted along the valley, reminding everyone of cannons.

Finally they will compare two high-class Riesling from the same grower and the same vineyard – Lubentiushof’s fabulous, mineral-infused Gondorfer Gans in both dry and sweet forms.

The tasting will start at 19.30h and take place in the back room of Kandoo Restaurant at 458 Edgware Road. There will be some Persian bread during the tasting and a round of starters as we close.

We hope you are able to join us for this unique and special evening. If you do, we’re sure you’ll come away as bonkers about German Riesling as us.

Tickets are £40 – places are limited.

Email or phone them on 020 7286 6475 to book your tickets.

Riesling Module – The Winery Wine Course

Luvians Bottleshop in St Andrews has exciting plans to celebrate The 31 Days of German Riesling

Fri, 27 Jun 2014

To make the most of The 31 Days of German Riesling Luvians Bottleshop, 66 Market StreetSt 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

Luvians Bottleshop in St Andrews has exciting plans to celebrate The 31 Days of German Riesling

The Winery plan for a busy July to celebrate The 31 Days of German Riesling

Fri, 27 Jun 2014

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: 

July is the month that we celebrate the 31 Days of German Riesling. With four themed events lining up, the month will be a mouthwatering Riesling Fest!

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.

The Winery plan for a busy July to celebrate The 31 Days of German Riesling