Summer time, Riesling time!

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Tersina Shieh   May 2016

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:

Online ticket sales: Ticketflap (

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, well 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
Asian restaurants:

Elite Dining , 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 takeaway wine
IFC Cuisine Cuisine 國金軒, Central: Riesling pairing menu, wine flights
Lemon Grass, 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 pairing promotion
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
The 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, wine flights

Western restaurants:
Aberdeen Street Social, Central: Peter Jakob Kuhn Winemaker of the month
Alibi – wine dine be social, Mongkok: Wine pairing menu at $668
Brozeit German Bar + Restaurant, Tsimshatsui East, Yuen Long: Whole day happy hour
Chef Table, Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, Kowloon: 5 course tasting menu with 5 German wine
Darcy & Liz, Wanchai: Special Riesling pairing menu, wine by the glass
FINDS, Tsimshatsui: Wine of the month
Green, Hotel ICON, 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
Mercedes Me, 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 Hong Kong, 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
GDV Fine Wines, Central, Wanchai: 20% discount off on selected wines
King’s Wine Cellar, Quarry Bay, Tseung Kwan O: In store tasting, special offer
Schmidt Vinothek: Happy Valley, Quarry Bay, Sai Kung: In store tasting, Wine of the month, Special promotional package
The 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
Wai Wah Wine, Yuen Long: 15% discount on all German wine when purchase online
Watson’s Wine: Wine of the month

Wine clubs:
Abbelio Wines: 30% off discount on German wines using coupon code RW2016
Bachamair Wines Ltd: 15% off on Riesling
Berry Bros & Rudd: 10-15% discount off for all Riesling
Caliu: Wine of the month
Chilled Wine: Wine of the month, 15% discount on all Riesling
EMW: 10% discount on German wines for purchase over $1,500
German 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 Weeks’
Kerry Wines: A ‘Perfect Pairings’ book for any purchase of German wines
Kylix Wine: 20% discount on all Riesling, Micro film
Monopole & Co: Special promotion
Royal Orchid Wine: 25% discount on all Schloss Vollards (excluding premium items)
Tacho Wine: Riesling star of the month, 10% discount on all Riesling, Weekend Riesling wine tasting
Thomas Palmer Fine German Wines: One ticket to a ‘Single Vineyard’ dry Riesling wine dinner ($1,000/ticket) for every 12 bottles case order
Wellspring Wines: 20% discount on A J Adam wine
Wine High Club: Special promotion
Yui Kee Wine Club: Riesling flight sampler, Wine of the month, One bottle free of charge for every 12 bottles of German wine.

See you at Vinexpo

If yo are visiting Vinexpo, please drop by the Wines of Germany booth at 1EF-43-01. There will be a series theme based tasting every hour under the guidance of Romana Echensperger MW. See you there (Please note you need to arrange for the Vinexpo pass yourself).


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