Did you know that Germany has more than 50,000 acres of vines that supply 60% of the world’s Riesling supply? Or that German Riesling is considered the worlds most food compatible white wine? If not, this July is the time to find out why so many people have fallen in love with German Riesling.
Wines of Germany is designating the month of July as “”The 31 Days of German Riesling” where more than 500 restaurants and retailers will be offering special promotions dedicated to German Riesling wines. Special discounts will be available along with wine tastings and specialized products that you can only get for the month of July. You can visit the official website, www.31DaysGermanRiesling.com, to see the full list of participating locations throughout the whole United States. Some notable participants include “restaurants such as Jardiniere, RN74, and The French Laundry in San Francisco; Daniel, Eleven Madison Park and Gramercy Tavern in New York City; Craft and Wirtshaus in Los Angeles; Sepia and Telegraph Wine Bar in Chicago and House Wine and Uchiko in Austin, Texas.”
Towards the end of July, a special celebration will be held in New York from July 23-27 with the German Wine Queen, Annika Strebel of Rheinhessen, who received the title for her vast knowledge of German wine. Strebel will be making her visit to the US to attend various New York wine tastings and host the Summer of Riesling Concert. Check it out if you’re in the area.
Source: PR Newswire
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