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|Summer time, Riesling time!
Time flies. Riesling Weeks is back in town for its fourth running. June sees a month-long celebration of this classic German grape and it kicks off in style with Katharina Fladung, the German Wine Princess 2015-2016, hosting a walk-around event.
According to Vinexpo and The Drinks Business, Germany is the eighth largest wine importer in Hong Kong with a sharp increase of 37% in volume from 2010 to 2014, partly thanks to the Riesling Weeks Campaign.
Riesling is versatile and can pair exceptionally with Asian cuisines. Riesling Weeks is still young but we have more participating outlets and partners every year. This year, we are very pleased that we have more participating Asian restaurants than western ones, proofing that Riesling is a good match with our food in this part of the world.
But don’t overlook other German wines. Germany Pinot Noir is certainly gaining international attention but other varieties like Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Silvaner, Dornfelder, Lemberger, Trollinger… are equally exciting. At this year’s Riesling Weeks, Wines of Germany will showcase these varieties at the kick-off celebration’s workshop and the Cru’s June supplement. Don’t miss them!
And don’t forget the RIESLING MOMENT photo competition where you may be the lucky one to take home an Aristo watch, courtesy of Schmidt Marketing
Raise a glass or two of German Riesling to June!
Kick-off Celebration with the German Wine Princess
German Wine Queens and Princesses are global ambassadors 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’ and ‘German Wine Princess' the following year. We are thrilled to have Katerina Fladung, German Wine Princess from Rheingau, to be with us from 27th May to 5th June. You are all invited to join her at the Riesling Weeks kick off celebration and taste over 100 German wines:
Date: 30th May 2016 (Monday)
Venue: Silverbox Ballroom, Hotel ICON, TST East
Trade workshop: 12:00-2:00pm, The other grapes of Germany (by invitation only)
Trade session: 2:00-5:00pm (by invitation only)
Consumer session: 6:00-10:00pm
HK$240/person for wine pass only, or
HK$380/person for wine and food pass.
Tickets include a Lucaris wine glass, $200 discount voucher for wine purchase and $200 Hotel ICON dining vouchers.
Reservations and enquiries: Ms Alexis Lam / Ms Jessica Leung, Hotel ICON (Tel: 3400 1345, email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Online ticket sales: Ticketflap (www.ticketflap.com/RieslingWeeks)
Early bird tickets: until 22nd May (wine pass: $213/person; wine and food pass:$340/person)
Katherina 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, we’ll post them on our website and Facebook page.
Riesling moment, be inspired, Be Creative… And Win!
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.
It’s easy to enter. Just tag a photo of your Riesling moment with #Riesling WeeksHK on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win.
For more information, please check our website.
Riesling Weeks participating outlets
Elite Dining 優粵閣,
Tsimshatsui: Happy hour, wine pairing promotion
Hoi King Heen, InterContinental 海景軒,
Tsimshatsui: Wine pairing menu, wine by the glass and bottle, 40% off for
Cuisine Cuisine 國金軒,
Central: Riesling pairing menu, wine flights
Olympic: Wine of the month
Ming Court, Cordis Hong Kong 明閣, Mongkok:
Wine of the month
Nahai No.1 南海一號, Tsimshatsui: Happy hour, wine
Namo Avant Thai, Tsimshatsui East: Wine of the month
Northern China Restaurant 滙泉居, Quarry Bay: Suggested pairing menu
The China Club, Central: Riesling Wine of the month
Market, Hotel ICON, Tsimshatsui East: German Wine by the glass
Yi Jiang Nam 憶江南,
Sai Wan Ho: Suggested pairing menu
Yun Yan 雲陽, Causeway Bay: Riesling pairing menu,
Aberdeen Street Social, Central: Peter Jakob Kuhn Winemaker of the
Alibi – wine dine be social, Mongkok: Wine pairing menu at $668
Brozeit German Bar + Restaurant, Tsimshatsui East, Yuen Long: Whole day happy
Chef Table, Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, Kowloon: 5 course tasting menu with 5 German
Darcy & Liz, Wanchai: Special Riesling pairing menu, wine
by the glass
FINDS, Tsimshatsui: Wine of the month
Tsimshatsui East: German wine happy hour with tapas, weekend semi-buffet brunch
with free flow of German wine
La Trattoria di Parma, Kwun Tong: 10% discount on all German wine
Central: Wine of the month, wine by the glass
Quaver House, Tsimshatsui: Riesling flight (3 wines), Top up special offer ($60 discount per bottle) upon ordering the Riesling flight
Schnee German Restaurant, Saukeiwan, Wanchai: Suggested pairing menu
The American Club, Tai Tam: Free tasting, Wine of the month, Special offer
The Herbivores, Causeway Bay: Special price on dessert + one glass of Riesling Auslese
The Lounge & Bar, Ritz Carlton
Kowloon: Wine by the glass
W’s Entrecôte, Causeway Bay: Wine of the month
city’super, Causeway Bay, Central, Tsimshatsui,
Shatin: Wine of the month with gift
Fine Wines, Central,
Wanchai: 20% discount off on selected wines
Wine Cellar, Quarry
Bay, Tseung Kwan O: In store tasting, special offer
Valley, Quarry Bay, Sai Kung: In store tasting, Wine of the month, Special
Bottle Shop, Sai
Kung: German wine pack, Discount on selected items, Free wine tasting
The Fine Wine Experience, Sheung Wan: In store tasting, Daily
happy hour, Discount on selected items
Wah Wine, Yuen Long:
15% discount on all German wine when purchase online
Wine: Wine of the
Abbelio Wines: 30% off discount on German wines using coupon code RW2016
Wines Ltd: 15% off on
Bros & Rudd:
10-15% discount off for all Riesling
Caliu: Wine of the month
Wine: Wine of the
month, 15% discount on all Riesling
EMW: 10% discount on German wines for
purchase over $1,500
Riesling Centre: In
store tasting, lucky draw and discounts
Ginsberg+Chan: Discount pricing on entire selection
of German wine, A taste of a mature German Riesling when mentioning ‘Riesling
Wines: A ‘Perfect
Pairings’ book for any purchase of German wines
Wine: 20% discount on
all Riesling, Micro film
Monopole & Co: Special promotion
Orchid Wine: 25%
discount on all Schloss Vollards (excluding premium items)
Wine: Riesling star
of the month, 10% discount on all Riesling, Weekend Riesling wine tasting
Palmer Fine German Wines:
One ticket to a ‘Single Vineyard’ dry Riesling wine dinner ($1,000/ticket) for
every 12 bottles case order
Wines: 20% discount
on A J Adam wine
High Club: Special
Kee Wine Club:
Riesling flight sampler, Wine of the month, One bottle free of charge for every
12 bottles of German wine.