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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson
2 Jul 2012
 

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From today until the end of July, selected British restaurants and independent wine merchants will be celebrating German Riesling as part of an initiative called The 31 Days of German Riesling.

Inspired by the Summer of Riesling initiated by New York restaurateur Paul Grieco back in 2008, The 31 Days of German Riesling is country-specific, unlike Summer of Riesling 2012, about which you can read here.

See 31daysofgermanriesling.co.uk for full details of the British version. About 40 UK restaurants and retailers are taking part and consumers have a chance to win prizes, including a weekend break in Germany. The theory is that the restaurants listed below will be running German Riesling promotions, highlighting suitable food matches. The Kensington and Fulham Wine Rooms, for example, will be running two evening Riesling classes on 7 and 14 July, and will be showcasing various wines throughout the month.

German wine importers ABS Wine Agencies, The WineBarn, Boutinot, World Wine Agencies, German Wine Agencies, OW Loeb, Wine Schoppen and Weinforum have also signed up to support the campaign.

Do use the comments box to report on any German Riesling initiatives you notice (or not) at the establishments listed below, or to comment on this effort in general.

Restaurants taking part:

London and the South East
Fulham Wine Rooms - London
Hunan - London
Kensington Wine Rooms - London
Ransome's Dock - London
Soho Wine Bar - London
The Glasshouse - London
The Jugged Hare - London
Vinoteca Farringdon - London
Vinoteca Marylebone - London

South West
Bell's Diner - Bristol
Bordeaux Quay - Bristol
Drakes - Surrey
Flinty Red - Bristol
Ellenborough Park - Gloucestershire

Midlands
Loves Restaurant - Birmingham

North West
Market Restaurant - Manchester
Vinea - Liverpool

Retailers taking part:

London and the South East
Alfred the Grape - Buckinghamshire
Mill Hill Wines - London
The City Beverage Company - London
Oxford Wine Company - Oxford
The Wine Store - Cambridge
Thomas Peatling Fine Wines - Suffolk
South Downs Wines - Lindfield, West Sussex
South Downs Wines - Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex
Harveys of Lewes - Sussex

South West
Avery's - North Somerset
Christopher Piper Wines Ltd - Devon
Corks of Cotham - Bristol
Oxford Wine Company - Tetbury
Oxford Wine Company - Cirencester
Village Wines - Kent

Midlands
Barrels and Bottles - Derbyshire

North West
Barrica Wines - Preston

Northern Ireland

McAlindon Wines - Belfast

Scotland
Appellation Wines - Edinburgh

For more information on specific activities and promotions throughout The 31 Days of German Riesling, contact germanwine@thisisphipps.com; tel 020 7759 7405.