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Riesling Week in San Francisco

  • Paul H Jul 26, 2010 11:56 AM
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From the press release:

"During the week of July 26-August 1, the European Union and Wines of Germany will sponsor the sixth annual “Riesling Week,” a celebration of the diverse Rieslings from Germany, Austria and Alsace. During this week, restaurants [...] will offer consumers and Riesling enthusiasts the chance to sample different styles of European Riesling by the glass, by the bottle, or with a special pairing menu."

Does anyone have any more details on what San Francisco restaurants are offering? Is someone really doing a Riesling-paired tasting menu? Are there restaurants with an expanded Riesling-by-the-glass program this week? Is someone serving Coq aux Vin Jaune avec Morille?

Curious minds are looking for answers!

( http://www.destinationriesling.com/ev... )

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  1. Oooh, I want to know, too. Maybe some phone calls to some of the participating restaurants are in order.

    1. I just got a notice that William Cross Wine Merchants is doing a tasting of Germany and Austrian rieslings tomorrow (wednesday) from 6 to 9pm.

      (Disclaimer: Owner Steve Sherman is a friend.)

      Wine Club in Santa Clara is tasting these wines on Saturday, 7/31:
      LOOSEN BROS. 2008 “DR. L”

      VON SIMMERN 2007 ERBACHER MARCOBRUNN KABINETT

      MALAT 2007 STEINBUHEL KREMSTAL

      DOMAINE GRESSER 2006 “DUTTENBERG” VIN D’ALSACE

      DOMAINE GRESSER 2007 “KRITT” VIN D’ALSACE

      ABFULLER STIFTUNG 2007 “ST. NIKOLAUS-HOSPITAL” BERNKASTELER BADSTUBE SPATLESE PRADIKATSWEIN

      DOMAINE GRESSER 2005 (GRAND CRU) KASTELBERG, VIND’ALSACE

      VON HOVEL 2006 SCHWARTZHOFBERG AUSLESE

      SCHMITGES 2006 ERDENER TREPPCHEN AUSLESE * *

      DONNHOFF 2005 NIEDERHAUSER HERMANNSHOHLE AUSLESE

      MOLITOR 2007 SPATLESE (TROCKEN) RHEINGAU

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      William Cross Wine Merchants
      2253 Polk St, San Francisco, CA

      1. I emailed Cav, got no response. Their web site isn't showing anything Riesling related, nor is Terroir's.

        1. I know a little more...

          Most restaurants are offering expanded Riesling selections with quite a few of them offering Riesling flights. RN74, of all places, has 15 Rieslings by the glass, and Coco500 has the only case of a special German Riesling in the United States, they seem quite proud of it.

          Gary Danko had no clue about what Riesling week was, or why they might be on the website, and Spruce was downright rude, saying they didn't know anything, but maybe if I called back tomorrow someone would have the details. Some places just don't give German wines any respect.

          And finally, Farallon actually is doing a special four-course prix fixe dinner with Riesling pairings, $60 for dinner plus $30 for the wines.

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          Farallon
          450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

          Gary Danko
          800 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109

          Coco500
          598 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

          RN74
          301 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

          1. George: "Do you like Riesling?"

            Gracie: "I don't know. I've never Rieseled."

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            1. re: soupçon

              Dee Vine Wines had their big event last weekend, but is also doing Tastings throughout the week at the store:
              * 2005 Solter Sekt
              * 2008 Gerhard Hattenheimer Schützenhaus Kabinett Trocken
              * 2006 Rosch Trittenheimer Apotheke Auslese 500ml
              Best to call first: (415) 398-3838 and let them know you're coming (I'm going tomorrow)

              I haven't gotten a chance to call Solano Cellars to ask if they are doing an Aged Riesling Flight. I'll call them when they open and let y'all know.

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              Dee Vine Wines
              19 Pier 45, San Francisco, CA 94133

              1. re: BigWoodenSpoon

                Howdy,

                Yes, Solano Cellars is doing a 4 wine flight of aged Rieslings and special cheese tray through this Sunday. They plan on e-mailing me the details and then I will post them for y'all. Anyone want to join me on Sunday at 2:00 pm?

                1. re: BigWoodenSpoon

                  This is from Dee Vine's website - www.dvw.com

                  San Francisco’s Riesling Week 2010
                  July 22, 2010 by Dave
                  riesling-week

                  Our “Food & Riesling” event on Saturday the 24th kicked off San Francisco’s Riesling Week, where wine fans can taste Riesling at various venues across the city. Each of the following venues has agreed to serve a minimum of three Rieslings by the glass. Find one (or two) you like and go out and discover why Riesling’s popularity is growing faster than any other varietal! Restaurants Serving Riesling from Dee Vine Wines

                  * Ana Mandara
                  * Anchor & Hope
                  * Blanc et Rouge
                  * Café Divine
                  * Chez TJ Restaurant
                  * Dosa on Fillmore
                  * Dosa on Valencia
                  * EOS Restaurant & Wine Bar
                  * Epic Roasthouse
                  * Farallon
                  * Fifth Floor Restaurant & Lounge
                  * Gary Danko
                  * Jardiniere
                  * Le Colonial
                  * Martini House
                  * Mayfield Bakery & Café
                  * Michael Mina San Francisco
                  * Orson Restaurant, Bar + Lounge
                  * RN74
                  * Salt House
                  * Silks at Mandarin Oriental
                  * Soif Wine Bar
                  * Spruce
                  * The Village Pub
                  * Zazu Restaurant + Farm

                  Retailers:

                  * Coit Liquor
                  * Dee Vine Wines (Pier 19
                  ) * 2005 Solter Sekt
                  * 2008 Gerhard Hattenheimer Schützenhaus Kabinett Trocken
                  * 2006 Rosch Trittenheimer Apotheke Auslese 500ml
                  * Solano Cellars
                  * The Wine Club San Francisco
                  * The Wine Club Santa Clara

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                  Wine Club
                  953 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94107

                  Farallon
                  450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

                  Dee Vine Wines
                  19 Pier 45, San Francisco, CA 94133

                  Gary Danko
                  800 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109

                  Chez TJ
                  938 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

                  Ana Mandara Restaurant
                  891 Beach St., San Francisco, CA 94109

                  Martini House
                  1245 Spring St., St. Helena, CA 94574

                  Epic Roasthouse
                  369 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

                  Village Pub
                  2967 Woodside Rd., Woodside, CA 94062

                  Fifth Floor Restaurant
                  12 Fourth St., San Francisco, CA 94103

                  Anchor & Hope
                  83 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

                  Dosa on Fillmore
                  1700 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

                  Mayfield Bakery & Cafe
                  855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301

                  RN74
                  301 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

                  Salt House
                  2 Shaw Aly, San Francisco, CA 94105

                  Blanc et Rouge
                  2 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111