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The European Union and Wines of Germany Present the 6th Annual Riesling Week

Discover the Top Ten Reasons to Enjoy European Riesling

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The European Union and Wines of Germany present the sixth annual Riesling Week, July 26 - August 1, 2010. During the week, restaurants and wine retailers across the nation will celebrate Riesling from Germany, as well as from Austria and Alsace, as the perfect complement to any warm-weather meal.  Restaurants in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Las Vegas and Miami will offer European Riesling specials, including by-the-glass selections, dedicated Riesling flights, and food-pairing menus.  Wine retailers will also host European Riesling tastings in participating cities. 

Over 100 top restaurants and retailers in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Las Vegas and Miami have signed on to promote European Riesling during this national promotion.  To celebrate, here are Wines of Germany's totally biased and non-scientific top ten reasons for enjoying European Riesling:

  1. Because temperatures are over 90 degrees Fahrenheit in most of the U.S. and Riesling is the perfect white wine to cool you down.
  2. Because it complements summer food favorites ranging from light salads and fruit to grilled fish and hot dogs.
  3. Because you should raise a glass to Germany for making it so far in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. (And skimp on the Rioja, while you're at it!)
  4. Because you'll learn to appreciate what "minerality" means in relation to drinking wine.
  5. Because it comes in a variety of styles – from super dry to unctuously sweet.
  6. Because it's the beverage equivalent of diving into a cool, mountain creek on a hot summer's day.
  7. Because it matches with all the white linen and seersucker you're wearing this summer.
  8. Because you'll get a little taste of Europe without having to suffer 7 hours in coach.
  9. Because your palate will revel in the amazing balance of sweetness and acidity in every sip.
  10. Because it's another excuse to grab a drink with good friends and loved ones.

 

The Riesling Week promotion is part of the "Destination Riesling" campaign, underwritten by Wines of Germany and the European Union.

Participants include:

RESTAURANTS

 

 

New York

 

L'Ecole The Restaurant of the French Culinary Institute

 

The Tangled Vine Wine Bar & Kitchen

 

15 East

 

Tocqueville

 

Matsuri

 

Verace True Italian

 

Tellers Chophouse, Islip

 

H2O Seafood Grill, Smithtown

 

Prime an American Kitchen, Huntington

 

Vyne

 

North Square Restaurant

 

Cafe Boulud

 

Bar Veloce

 

Hearth

 

Terroir | Tribecca

 

Terroir EVil

 

Oak Wine Bar

 

Savoy

 

Cavatappo Wine Bar

 

Cavatappo Grill

 

Cavatappo Wine Bar, Gramercy

 

Stone Park Cafe

 

Thalassa

 

The Jakewalk

 

Aquavit

 

Megu New York

 

The Monday Room

 

Double Crown

 

Spice Market

 

Le Colonial

 

PUBLIC

 

Seasonal Restaurant

 

 

Chicago

 

Ai Japanese Restaurant & Lounge

 

Tsuki

 

Frontera Grill & Topolobampo

 

Salpicon

 

Shaw's Crab House

 

NoMI

 

La Cantina

 

The Italian Village

 

Vivere

 

C-House Fish and Chops

 

Mirabell Restaurant

 

Custom House Tavern

 

Lockwood Restaurant

 

 

San Francisco

 

EPIC Roasthouse

 

Farallon

 

Zazu Restaurant + FARM

 

William Cross Wine Merchants

 

Martini House

 

Fifth Floor Restaurant & Lounge

 

Chez TJ Restaurant

 

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant

 

Oxbow Wine Merchant

 

Ana Mandara

 

Le Colonial

 

Coco 500

 

ORSON Restaurant, Bar + Lounge

 

Nopa

 

Gary Danko

 

Georges

 

Jardiniere

 

Soif Wine Bar

 

The Village Pub

 

EOS Restaurant & Wine Bar

 

Cafe Divine

 

Salthouse

 

Anchor & Hope

 

Blanc et Rouge

 

 

Miami

 

AZUL (Mandarin Oriental Miami Hotel)

 

cafe sambal (Mandarin Oriental Miami Hotel)

 

Ortanique on the Mile

 

Palme d'or Restaurant

 

Emeril's Miami Beach

 

W Wine Bistro

 

OLA Restaurant at the Sanctuary Hotel

 

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

 

Michy's

 

Bourbon Steak

 

Wish Restaurant

 

 

Las Vegas

 

Pinot Brasserie

 

MICHAEL MINA Bellagio

 

Alize Restaurant at the Top of the Palms

 

Vintner Grill

 

Rosemary's Restaurant

 

Aureole Restaurant

 

Nora's Wine Bar & Osteria

 

Hostile Grape at the M Resort

 

 

 

RETAILERS

 

New York

 

Best Cellars

 

Frankly Wines

 

Union Square Wines

 

Red, White, and Bubbly

 

67 Wine & Spirits

 

Gnarly Vines

 

Astor Wines & Spirits

 

Best Cellars - UWS

 

Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit

 

K&D Wines

 

 

Chicago

 

Provenance Food & Wine-Lincoln Square

 

Provenance Food & Wine-Logan Square

 

Cabernet & Company Find Wine Shop

 

 

San Francisco

 

Solano Cellars

 

Dee Vine Wines

 

The Wine Club San Francisco

 

The Wine Club Santa Clara

 

 

Miami

 

Sunset Corners Fine Wine & Spirits

 

W Wine Boutique

 

Wolfe's Wine Shoppe

 

Red Door Wine Market

 

Full Bodied Wine and Spa

 
 

 



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