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We’ve just come off of an exciting 31 Days of German Riesling promotion with our client, Wines of Germany, and we’d like to share with you some of the fun that was involved.


While this delicious promotion of German Rieslings took place across the country (well, internationally, actually), The Wine Umbrella had a small job: To visit a selection of participating restaurants and merchants in Alberta and BC to ensure that all was well on the front lines.


It’s a tough job…



…but somebody had to do it.


We started off at our home base in Vancouver, just around the corner from our offices in East Van. Liberty Wine Merchants greeting us with open arms, and an open bottle of German Riesling! How do you say ‘cheers’ in German? Who cares – it was delicious! Vereinigte Hospitien 2011 Feinherb QBA – regularly priced at $28.99, it was marked down by $4 for the duration of the promotion. (We’ll take six, please, and put them directly into our wine cellar – this stuff will be priceless in six years’ time.)




We made our way through a few other of our favourite Vancouver haunts to peek in on the Riesling action, namely Memphis Blues, The Wine Bar at Provence and Dynasty Seafood Restaurant. Love to see those charming German gems getting the attention and appreciation they deserve!


Next stop: Edmonton, Alberta, visiting two hot-spots on the city’s south side. Brunch at the Highlevel diner called for a delicious glass of Fisherman Riesling with my Farmer’s Omelette – nothing beats bacon with Riesling!




Later that night, we travelled a couple of doors over to the bustling Sugarbowl where Deinhard Riesling was the choice of the hour. Crisp and delicious, it was the perfect way to prepare our palates for dinner.




It was a tasty job, we have to admit. If you missed it this year, we’ve got good news: 31 Days of German Riesling is an annual celebration of Germany’s signature grape that takes place every summer. Keep posted at www.31daysgermanriesling.ca .


Your German Riesling Auditors,


The Wine Umbrella Team.


M et L

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