German wine, the coolest wine

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Tersina Shieh   May 2018

German wine, the coolest wine

German wine is obviously cool because Germany is one of the most northerly wine-growing countries but there are more to this.

German wine export worldwide grew by 7% in terms of both volume and value in 2017 comparing to 2016 with China leading the value growth at 37% (volume growth at 25%), driven mainly by the young urban crowd who appreciates the freshness and fruitiness of the wine. It is cool to drink German wine, especially Riesling, in the country that is dominated by red wine.

The cool and hip population in the world is getting more health conscious and is increasingly opting for lighter style wine but without scarifying the quality. The long ripening period of German wine, especially whites, allows them to develop full and deep flavours supported by fresh acidity, making them perfect partners with a wide range of cuisines despite their moderate alcohol level.

The image of German wine has been successfully revitalised with the creation of Generation Riesling in 2006, a platform for Germany’s young winemakers under 35 years old who are committed to contribute and change its old-fashioned image. To date, the group has over 500 cool, dynamic and innovative winemakers who make mainly dry style wine with simple, modern and equally cool labels.

The German wine queen and wine princesses, elected each year, are competent young ladies with extensive German wine knowledge and effective communication skill. Despite its nearly 70 years history, the election evolves with time and the role of these young professionals have progressed from a pure representation function to global ambassadors of German wine, spending 2/3 of the year in office on the road. Their cool and enthusiastic personalities appeal to wine professionals and wine lovers around the world.

At this year Vinexpo, cool and stylish presenters Fongyee Walker MW, Rebecca Leung, Sarah Heller MW and Stephen Brook will conduct guided tastings at Wines of Germany pavilion (Hall 1, Booth HJ-45-01). Don’t miss it. 

Summer is just round the corner. Cool off the blazing heat with a glass of two of cool German wine!

Kick-off Celebration with the German Wine Queen
This year we welcome Katharina Staab, the 69th German Wine Queen from Nahe, to kick off the sixth edition of Riesling Weeks in Hong Kong, a month long celebration of all German wines.

Date: 8th June 2018 (Friday)

Venue:  Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong (Wanchai)

Trade session: 2:00-5:00pm (by invitation only)

Consumer session: 6:00-10:00pm

Online Tickets

HK$250/person for wine pass only, or 

HK$450/person for wine and food pass. 

Tickets include tasting of over 200 wines, a Lucaris wine glass and $200 Renaissance Harbour View dining vouchers. 

Enquiries: email:

Online ticket sales:

Early bird tickets: until 24th May (wine pass: $225/person; wine and food pass:$410/person)

Katharina will also conduct tastings and attend activities during her stay. Join her at one of the events. Well share her event highlights on our  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 Artisan & Artist Red Label camera bag, plus German wine and more.

It’s easy to enter. Just tag 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:
Chilli Fagara, Central: Riesling tasting flight for $100
Duddell’s, Central: Riesling flight

Dynasty 滿福樓, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, Wanchai: Wine pairing dishes (Barbequed pork), wine by the glass and bottle.
Elite Dining 優粵閣, Tsimshatsui: Food & Wine pairing menu, Riesling by the glass and special promotion.
Hoi King Heen,海景軒, InterContinental Standford Hong Kong, Tsimshatsui East: (June-July) 
Wine by the glass or bottle, Wine pairing menu, Riesling Dim Sum Combo, Private members tasting selection at weekend afternoon, Wine takeaway 40% off. German Wine Queen dinner on 9th June.
Ming Court 明閣, Cordis Hong Kong, Mongkok: Promotion on Riesling, Wine pairing tasting menu
Namo Avant Thai, Tsimshatsui East: Wine of the month, German Wine Queen dinner on 11th June
Nanhai No.1 南海一號, Tsimshatsui: Wine pairing promotion, special promotion by the glass and bottle
Tamarind Pan-Asian Restaurant & Bar, Wanchai: Wine pairing menu, German Wine Queen dinner on 13th June.
The China Club, Central: Wine of the month

Western restaurants:
Alibi – wine dine be socialCordis Hong Kong, Mongkok: Riesling promotion, Wine pairing dinner menu
Bungalow, Central: 
“Build Your Own Crêpes" promotional menu: three different savoury bases with 24 different toppings paired with a dry Riesling; two different sweet bases with 14 different toppings paired with an off-dry Riesling; Rieslings are available by glass or bottle and a German Grüner Veltliner available by bottle.

Café Renaissance, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, Wanchai: Wine pairing dishes (seafood, sashimi platter), wine by the glass and bottle.
La Vin Wines et Petite Cucina, Central: 
Wine of the month, Buy one get one free for all German Riesling (by glass)

Mirage Bar & Restaurant, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, Wanchai: Wine pairing dishes (Japanese Kingfish, Gin-infused watermelon, Cucumber and Yuzu), wine by the glass and bottle.
SKYE, Park Lane Hong Kong, Causeway Bay: Full German themed pairing with tasting menu featuring different German regions, selected wine by the glass promotion.

Wheat and Wood, Kennedy Town: German wine with board games

Macau restaurants:

Aji, MGM Cotai: Riesling set dinner

Aux Beaux Arts, MGM Macau: Riesling flight, German wine tasting

Coast, MGM Cotai: Oyster Platter/Seafood Tower with Riesling

Five Foot Road, MGM Cotai: German wine set menu

Grill 58, MGM Cotai: Wine by the glass, Sommelier selections

Hao Guo 好鍋: MGM Cotai: Wine of the month

King’s Wine CellarQuarry Bay, Mongkok, Tseung Kwan O: Up to 25% discount for selected items
Schmidt Vinothek: Happy Valley, Quarry Bay: Wine of the month with free tasting, In-store tasting, Promotional package, German auction wine tasting, Souvenir with purchase
The Bottle Shop, Sai Kung: 10% discount for purchase of 6 bottles of German wines

Watson’s Wine: Monthly store promotion, in store tasting, Riesling wine workshop

Online and wine clubs:
Bachmair Wines Ltd15% discount and free delivery for purchase over $1,000
BB&R Co., Ltd: 10% off selected wine online

Creative Promotions International Ltd: Discount for purchase (Buy 5 for 6)

Kedington Wines (Far East) Co., Ltd: 10% off all purchases of Louis Guntrum and Fritz Haag wines (Minimum order $1,500)

Kylix Wine, Kwun Tong: 20% off of all Riesling, Riesling and food pairing with German Wine Queen on 16th June.

Monopole & Co: German wine promotion
Syba (China) Ltd: Riesling promotion

Tacho Wine: Riesling star of the month, 10% discount on all Riesling, weekend Riesling wine tasting
Yui Kee Wine Club
Special promotion

Bookmark this page for the most updated participants list.

Vinexpo Hong Kong

Drop by Wines of Germany booth at Vinexpo (Hall 1, Booth HJ-45-01) to taste some cool German wines from over 30 wineries.

Join our cool speakers for a series of cool guided tastings. Walk in, no reservation required.


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