Riesling Weeks returns

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Tersina Shieh   May 2015
Riesling Weeks returns

Im really glad to see the return of Riesling Weeks in June for its third running. Every year, we have more participating outlets and partners, demonstrating that the campaign is successful and well-received.

This year, Riesling Weeks will be even bigger with the 66th German Wine Queen, Janina Huhn, hosting a kick-off tasting on 1st June for the trade and consumers. Save the date!

The focus this year will be Riesling and food pairing. Rather than only talking about what style of Riesling goes with which food, why dont we actually try them and make our own judgements? After all, we should put all that theory into practice! Check out the list of restaurants to see which one will offer you that pairing that makes you tick, or get a bottle from one of the Riesling Weeks' retailers or wine clubs to match with your own cooking. 

And to make Riesling Weeks more exciting, there will be not one but two photo contests. The first is RIESLING MOMENT where the criterion is that your photos should reflect the characteristics of Riesling— cool, versatile and about sharing. The second is YOUR FAVOURITE RIESLING where you need to share with us why you like a particular Riesling. There are two sets of fabulous prizes including an Aristo watch and a Vintec wine fridge, plus many more waiting for you. So Be Inspired and Be Creative!

Last but not least, Wines of Germany, the organiser of Riesling Weeks, has updated its logo (see above) to impart a stronger emotional appeal to consumers by emphasising the distinctive features and cultures within Germany's 13 wine regions. The brightly coloured, 13-grape cluster was designed to represent each of Germany's unique winegrowing regions. The arrangement of the coloured grapes is based on their geographic locations.  

Welcome June with a glass or two German Riesling!

Kick off tasting with the German Wine Queen
This year, we are thrilled to have Janina Huhn, the 66th German Wine Queen from Pfalz, here with us in Hong Kong to celebrate Riesling Weeks during the first week of June. The German Wine Queen is the global ambassador of German wine. Each year, the thirteen Germany wine regions elect their own regional wine queens, who will then compete for the title ‘German Wine Queen’ the following year. Janina is young, energetic, quick witted, and with an in-depth knowledge of German wine. Join her at the Riesling Weeks kick off event:

Date: 1st June (Monday), 6:30-10:00pm

Venue: W’s Entrecôte, 6/F Holiday Inn Express, 33 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay 

Price: HK$80/person including free wine tasting

Tickets: T: 2506 0133, enquiry@wsentrecote.com, or buy online 

Highlights of the evening:

EXPLORE over 100 German wines.

COMPARE Riesling from Nahe to Pfalz, and the different styles from dry to sweet.

SHARE your Riesling experience with Janina.

BE INSPIRED and take photos to enter the contests.

PAIR the wines with delicious platters specially prepared by Wilson Kwok and his team ($50/portion).

STAND A CHANCE to win instant prizes including dining vouchers and wine accessories. 

Janina will also conduct tastings and attend activities during her stay. Join her at one of the participating outlets below. For her appearances in Hong Kong, well post them on our Facebook page RieslingWeeksHK. 

Trade and media tasting (by invitation only):

1st June (Monday), 4:00-6:00pm, W’s Entrecôte. Register here.

Be inspired, Be Creative… And Win!
Two photos contests to win two sets of fabulous prizes! 

Riesling Moment

Riesling is versatile, cool, green and yellow, and about sharing among friends. Simply 

share one or more of your photos that convey this Riesling feel and you'll have a chance to win a stylish Aristo watch valued at HK$8,000, plus German wine and cash coupons.

Your Favourite Riesling 

Take a photo of a German Riesling that you purchase in June and tell us why you like it. You’ll have a chance to win a Vintec Classic series 18-bottle wine fridge valued at HK$4,980, plus German wine and cash coupons!

It’s easy to enter: 

1. Follow Facebook page RieslingWeeksHK.

2A. Post on your timeline your photo that conveys the Riesling moment (versatile, cool, green and yellow, and sharing among friends), OR

2B. Post on your timeline (a) the place you purchased a bottle of German Riesling, (b) tell us why do you like the wine, and (c) post a photo of the wine you purchased.

3. Add @ RieslingWeeksHK to the post.

4. Set it to share with public.

Help us select the best photos! 

The ten photos with the most ‘likes’ will be judged by our panel from Wines of Germany, Leica and Cru Magazine. So help us decide the winners by ‘liking’ the photos you like best! 

For more information, please check RieslingWeeksHK Facebook page

Riesling Weeks participating outlets
The Wine Queen visit
Join Janina at the following events: 

31st May (Sunday):

Watson’s Wine close door tasting at Century Square store (2-4pm)

Brotzeit German Riesling and food pairing dinner

1st June (Monday)

W’s Entrecôte Riesling Weeks kick off walk-around tasting

2nd June (Tuesday)

MGM Macau Riesling tasting and lunch with media

Macau International Ladies Club Riesling tasting

Namo 4-course Thai-Riesling pairing dinner

3rd June (Wednesday)
The Flying Winemaker in-store tasting
4th June (Thursday)
Alibi Riesling and oyster pairing (5:30-7:30pm)
Schmidt Vinothek Happy Valley in-store tasting outlet (8:00pm)
5th June (Friday)
The 1925 Club Wittmann exclusive wine dinner with winery owner
6th June (Saturday)
city’super Rieslings Tasting with German Wine Queen (2-4pm)
Wine Selection Best German Quality Wines in-store tasting (5-6:30pm)
Kingsway Wine Merchant Wine dinner with German Wine Queen  
7th June (Sunday)
Kylix Wine Riesling tasting (3-5pm)
KO Dining Experience of German Riesling  X  Michelin-starred Japanese & Chinese Cuisine

Asian cuisine download
Special Riesling pairing menus, samplers, wine of the month promotions

Gaylord Indian Restaurant, Tsimshatsui

IFC Cuisine Cuisine 國金軒, Central

Kazuo Okada Japanese Restaurant, Hunghom

Ming Court 明閣, Langham Place, Mongkok

Nanhai No. 1 南海一號, Tsimshatsui

Namo Thai Restaurant, TST East

Yu Lei Shanghai Restaurant 玉蕾上海菜, Hunghom

Yun Yan 雲陽, Causeway Bay

Western cuisine and wine bars download
Special Riesling pairing menus, happy hour, wine of the month, wine by the glass

Alibi - wine dine be social, Langham Place, Mongkok

Amuse, Tsimshatsui

Berliner German Bar & Restaurant, Wanchai, Olympic, Discovery Bay, Kwai Fong, Tuen Mun

Brotzeit German Bar + Restaurant, Tsim Sha Tsui

Dot Cod, Central

eyebar, Tsimshatsui

La Trattoria di Parma, Kwun Tong

Mezzo, Kowloon Regal Hotel, TST East

NOM, Not Only Meatballs, Central

Plaza Café , Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

Schnee German Restaurant, Shaukeiwan

The Bostonian Restaurant, The Langham, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tastings Wine Bar, Central

The 1925 Club, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

W’s Entrecôte, Causeway Bay

Retailers and wine clubs download
In store tastings, cooking classes, discounts and more 

Abbelio Wines, online

Bachmair Wines, online

Berry Bros. & Rudd, Wanchai

Chilled Wine, online

city’super, all outlets

Corney & Barrow, Central

Couple Bottle, online

De Fr Wine, online

East Meets West, Admiralty

GDV Fine Wines, Central, Wanchai

Joyvino, online

Kingsway Wine Merchant, online

Kylix Wine, Kwun Tong

Pudao Wines, Causeway Bay

Regis Wine, Kwun Tong

Royal Oak, online 

Schmidt Vinothek, Happy Valley, Quarry Bay, Sai Kung

Sip n Savour, Central

Tacho Wine, Cheung Sha Wan

The Flying Winemaker, Central

The Hub, Central

Thomas Palmer Fine German Wine, online

Watson’s Wine, all outlets

Wellspring Wines, Sheung Wan

Wine Selection Best German Quality Wines, Tsimshatsui

YK Wine Club, online 

MGM Macau download
Riesling flight and pairing recommendations

Aux Beaux Arts French Restaurant

Grand Imperial Court Chinese Restaurant

Imperial Court Chinese Restaurant