The clear winner is Germany...

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Tersina Shieh   June 2020

German wine was the most searched wine in Wine-Searher 

Wine lovers around the world must have used Wine-Searcher at some points to search for their favourite wines or compare wine prices. Since its inception in 1999, France, led by Bordeaux, has been the most searched wine in this biggest wine database in the world. At its latest report on the past 10 years wine trend, it was revealed that although France still leads the pack as the No.1 wine country, Bordeaux is slipping in terms of popularity with users. 

What is encouraging is that Germany ranks ahead of New Zealand at the 9th place. German wine search has increased by 817% over the last 10 years. The next best one is Italy with 626% increase in search. Wine-Searcher stated, 'The clear winner is Germany, …. The past 10 years have shown a bigger increase in interest among Wine-Searcher users than any of the other main wine-producing countries, as crisper Rieslings and increasingly impressive Pinot Noirs have hit the market.' 

This year Riesling Weeks is not quite the same because of Covid-19. Overseas visitors are not allowed to enter Hong Kong yet so we may have to miss the 71st German Wine Queen Angelina Vogt from Nahe. 

Having said that, Riesling Weeks is as excited as pervious years. The Murray Hong Kong, The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong and The Mira Hong Kong are joining the list of leading hotels to include German wine in their June campaign, some with delicious seasonal asparagus x wine menus. For those who like cooking, don’t miss the Foodie’s asparagus online competition!   

Scroll down for the full Riesling Weeks’ participants and their offers.

For more information, visit Riesling Weeks website and follow us at RieslingWeeksHK facebook page and Instagram.

It’s Competition Time!
Calling all wine lovers and home chefs to enter Foodie’s German asparagus x wine online cooking competition. 
1. Cook up a fabulous asparagus dish using one of these four recipes or create your own.
2. Post a photo of your creation in the comments of this Facebook post, or tag @afoodieworld and @rieslingweekshk on Instagram.
3. Tell us or show us which German wine you would pair with your dish. 
Prizes: $2,000, $1,000 and $500 in vouchers respectively for use at Riesling Weeks participating restaurants in Hong Kong.  
Deadline: 1st June 2020 (Monday), midnight. Winner will be announced on before 5th June.

German Asparagus Wine Dinners at Conrad Hong Kong
If you are an asparagus fan, don’t miss the two dinners at Conrad Hong Kong. Their chefs will use white asparagus freshly flown in from Germany to create mouth-watering dishes, paired with a range of equally exquisite German wine from Silvaner and Riesling to Grauburgunder and Spätburgunder. 
Think Freshly cooked white asparagus with Toulouse sausage and Bearnaise sauce with a Grauburgunder and White asparagus ice cream with Riesling Spätlese. It is truly a feast for all senses!


German White Asparagus Wine Dinner

Date: 5th June 2020 (Friday)

Venue:  Brasseries on the Eighth

Reservation/Enquiry: 2822 5777 





White Asparagus Wine Dinner

Date: 11th June (Thursday) 

Venue: Golden Leaf 金葉庭 

Reservation/Enquiry: 2822 5777 

Finale Celebration with the German Wine Queen
Although it is our tradition to invite the German Wine Queen to kick off Riesling Weeks in June, the situation this year unfortunately makes this impossible. However, we hope that Angelina Vogt, the 71st German Wine Queen from Nahe, can be allowed to visit us in July and host the finale celebration. Undated information will be posted on Riesling Weeks website and Facebook page. Stay tuned!

Date: 2nd July 2020 Thursday (tentative only)

Venue:  Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong (Wanchai)

Trade session: 1:00-5:00pm (by invitation only)

Consumer session: 6:00-10:00pm

Riesling Weeks participating outlets
Asparagus and wine promotion:
Brasserie on the Eighth, Conrad Hong Kong, Queensway: White Asparagus degustation with wine pairing, White Asparagus Season Launch wine dinner (5th June)
Dynasty 滿福樓, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, Wanchai: Wine by the bottle or glass paired with Seasonal Asparagus dishes
Golden Leaf 金葉庭, Conrad Hong Kong, Queensway: Asparagus x wine pairing dishes
Mirage Bar & Restaurant, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, Wanchai: Wine by the bottle or glass with poach White Asparagus in Riesling
Sueño, Wanchai: Special Asparagus menu with wine pairing
The Chef’s Table, The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, West Kowloon: 5-course asparagus menu x Riesling pairing

Asian restaurants:
Chilli Fagara, Wine of the month
Cuisine Cuisine, The Mira Hong Kong, Tsimshatsui: Wine of the month menu
Dynasty 滿福樓, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, Wanchai: Wine by the bottle or glass paired with Seasonal Asparagus dishes
Golden Leaf 金葉庭, Conrad Hong Kong, Queensway: Asparagus x wine pairing dishes
Hoi King Heen 海景軒, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, TST East: Wine of the month (June and July)
Madame Fù Grand Café Chinois, Central: Buy one get one free by glass and half price of second bottle
Namo Avant Thai, Tsimshatsui East: Exquisite German wine pairing menu

Western restaurants:
Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social, Cordis, Hong Kong, Mongkok: 4-course x wine set dinner, Oyster x Riesling tasting
Brasserie on the Eighth, Conrad Hong Kong, Queensway: White Asparagus degustation with wine pairing, White Asparagus Season Launch wine dinner (5th June)
Brotzeit German Bar + Restaurant, Tsimshatsui East, YOHO Mall, OP Mall: Wine of the month
Garden Lounge, The Murray Hong Kong, Central: Riesling by the glass, Master wine list with 10 German wine
Long March Bar, The China Club, Central: Wine of the month
Lounge Bar, The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, West Kowloon: German wine pairing set menu
Mirage Bar & Restaurant, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, Wanchai: Wine by the bottle or glass with poach White Asparagus in Riesling
Murray Lane, The Murray Hong Kong, Central: German wine x canapés set, Riesling by the glass, Master wine list with 10 German wine 
Pacific Bar, Conrad Hong Kong: Wine of the month
Popinjays Restaurant & Bar, The Murray Hong Kong, Central: 4-course x wine pairing menu, Riesling by the glass, Master wine list with 10 German wine 
Ozone Bar, The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, West Kowloon: German wine station at weekend brunch
Sueño, Wanchai: Special Asparagus menu with wine pairing
The Chef’s Table, The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, West Kowloon: 5-course asparagus menu x Riesling pairing
The Tai Pan, The Murray Hong Kong, Central: Riesling by the glass, Master wine list with 10 German wine
Vibes, The Mira Hong Kong, Tsimshatsui: Happy hour (buy one get second glass at half price)

Macau:
Pak Poh Chiu Chow Restaurant, Galaxy Macau: Wine of the month
Terrazza Italian Restaurant, Galaxy Macau: Wine of the month
The Apron Oyster Bar & Grill, Galaxy Macau: Wine of the month

Retailers, wine clubs and online shops:
Abbelio Wines Ltd: Special Riesling Weeks German wines mixed cases
Bachmair Wines: 10% discount and free delivery for any purhcase over $1,200
King’s Wine Cellar, Central, North Point, Tseung Kwan O, Olympian City: Special offer
Monopole & Co: Special offer, wine tasting event
Tachowine: Riesling Star of the month, weekend tasting, discount offer
The Fine Wine Experience, Sai Ying Pun: Special offer
Watson’s Wine: Wine of the month, Wine Queen tasting (8th June)
Wine Palace, Shek Tong Tsui: Speical offer
Wine Please!: Riesling Weeks speical offer

Bookmark this page for the most updated participants list.


 



 
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