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

Discover the Top Ten Reasons to Enjoy European Riesling

Restaurant News Resource

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:




New York


L'Ecole The Restaurant of the French Culinary Institute


The Tangled Vine Wine Bar & Kitchen


15 East






Verace True Italian


Tellers Chophouse, Islip


H2O Seafood Grill, Smithtown


Prime an American Kitchen, Huntington




North Square Restaurant


Cafe Boulud


Bar Veloce




Terroir | Tribecca


Terroir EVil


Oak Wine Bar




Cavatappo Wine Bar


Cavatappo Grill


Cavatappo Wine Bar, Gramercy


Stone Park Cafe




The Jakewalk




Megu New York


The Monday Room


Double Crown


Spice Market


Le Colonial




Seasonal Restaurant





Ai Japanese Restaurant & Lounge




Frontera Grill & Topolobampo




Shaw's Crab House




La Cantina


The Italian Village




C-House Fish and Chops


Mirabell Restaurant


Custom House Tavern


Lockwood Restaurant



San Francisco


EPIC Roasthouse




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




Gary Danko






Soif Wine Bar


The Village Pub


EOS Restaurant & Wine Bar


Cafe Divine




Anchor & Hope


Blanc et Rouge





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




Bourbon Steak


Wish Restaurant



Las Vegas


Pinot Brasserie




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






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





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





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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