July isn’t just World Cup, heatwave, Love Island and Wimbledon month, it’s also 31 Days of German Riesling. A whole month dedicated to the German wine, which if you’re unsure about pronunciation, which we all know I’m a stickler for, then it’s reece-ling.
It’s the only grape variety thought to have a whole month dedicated to it and that’s because it makes some of the finest white wines on the planet When young, German Riesling can have honeyed and stone fruit aromas such as peach, which is ideal in this balmy weather. And its racy acidity means it has amazing ageing potential too. We all want to be like a fine wine don’t we, getting better with age.
To celebrate the month a whole host of London bars are offering Riesling cocktails, pairing menus and plenty of different Rieslings to try. Those taking part include Pollen Street Social, Humble Grape Battersea, Leroy, Flat Three, Som Saa and Medlar. Some of the bars will also be offering BOGOF vouchers so that you can sample the different Rieslings on offer without going over your budget. If you’re not in London, then you’ll find different activities happening around the country too like natural wine bar Plateau in Brighton or Thirsty in Cambridge.
If a month of wine wasn’t enough then Wines of Germany is also giving away a trip for two to Munich with flights and hotels included! Head to our Win section here to enter.
31 Days of Riesling is on now until the 31st July 2018, for full details on participants check out the website.