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Riesling & Co 2018

Join us June 20th. Riesling & Co, A Night in Berlin.The Arcadian Loft Toronto.

Riesling & Co 2018

Riesling & Co 2018

Wed Jun 20 2018

7:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

$95.00

Wines of Germany presents Riesling & Co. 2018 ‘A Night in Berlin’

Experience the diverse styles of Germany’s world class wines, Berlin style!

HERE IS WHAT TO EXPECT

100 German Wines to try…

  • Sparkling Wines Including German SEKT
  • Dozens Of Rieslings From Dry And Racy To Elegant And Fruity
  • Smooth And Silky Pinots: Noir, Gris & Blanc
  • Spicy And Floral Gewurtztraminer
  • Silvaner, Kerner & Muller-Thurgau

Delicious food pairings for German wines:

  • Asian Flavours – Sushi, Thai, Chinese & Korean
  • Modern Twists On Traditional German Favourites – Flammkuchen, Schnitzel & Wurst
  • An Array  Of Cheeses, Charcuterie & Breads

Live Music by DJ VAMOS

Graffiti swag wall by ASHOP Street Art

Don’t leave without your piece of the wall!

Please drink responsibly and travel safely. Take uber, a taxi or public transit. TTC: Queen Station

Purchase your VIP ticket

Wines of Germany

Wines of Germany

Rhine River Wine Cruise Nov 2018

Rhine River Wine Cruise Nov 2018

Join The Wine Ladies this Nov 2018 for a Rhine River Cruise For Wine Lovers.

Wine Diamonds or tartrates.

Wine Trivia Contest from The Wine Ladies. Which of the following does not determine a flawed wine?

Wine Glass Writer set and Wine OFF

Wine Glass Writer set and Wine OFF

Win a set of Wine Glass Writer and Wine OFF

Value: $20.00

CONGRATS to Roz Rubinoff you are the winner. 

Simply post your answer on the bottom of this article in the comment area. The comment with the correct answer will be randomly be selected on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at noon. We will contact you and ship you the  prize.

For wine lovers, wine fanatics, wine novices and oenophiles, you too can learn quirky, shareable facts about reds, whites, and more. Simply select your answer. Test your wine knowledge!

Wine Trivia Game from The Wine Ladies – May 2018

Which of the following does not determine a flawed wine?

1. The presence of tartrates, or sugar-like crystals at the bottom of a glass, also called “wine diamonds” 

2. Hazy or cloudiness in the glass of a white wine 

3. A strong presence of ” brettanomyces” or “brett” as you might sometimes hear it referred to for short 

4. None of the above 

For a hint go to…

Ask The Wine Ladies – Is the sediment at the bottom of the bottle all right to drink?

Join The Wine Ladies on this wonderful

RHINE RIVER CRUISE FOR WINE LOVERS

Uncork local traditions, savour intense flavours and enjoy palate-pleasing adventures during AmaWaterways Wine-Cruise.

November 2018

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Ama Waterways River Cruise

Join The Wine Ladies this Nov 2018 for a Rhine River Cruise For Wine Lovers.

River Cruise For Wine Lovers

Rhine River Cruise For Wine Lovers

Join The Wine ladies on this wonderful

RHINE RIVER CRUISE FOR WINE LOVERS

Uncork local traditions, savour intense flavours and enjoy palate-pleasing adventures during AmaWaterways Wine-Cruise.

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ENJOY A 7-NIGHT RIVER CRUISE FROM BASEL TO AMSTERDAM

Dive deep into the history and wine regions of the Rhine River. Explore charming villages like Riquewihr and Breisach as you sale along towards Strasbourg. Visit the historic university town of Heidelberg and continue to Rudesheim. Enjoy an evening walk in Koblenz and cruise to Cologne where you’ll admire its imposing cathedral. Conclude your cruise in the vibrant city of Amsterdam.

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Join these two charismatic and entertaining Wine Ladies as they sail along the beautiful Rhine River from Basel in Switzerland to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Along the way join them on private excursions, special tastings to compare old and new world wines, a chocolate hunt in Switzerland of course. There will be plenty of shopping too along the way as we visit stunning towns with excellent shops and markets just perfect for holiday gift shopping! Castles from ancient empires and steep vineyards sprout up from every angle, which makes cruising on the Rhine River feel like entering a scene out of a storybook. Wind through Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands, diving deep into the history and wine regions of this vital waterway.

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Heinrich Vollmer ALTUM Pinot Noir 2008

Heinrich Vollmer ALTUM Pinot Noir 2008, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

A few weeks ago we were invited to an exclusive reception at the beautiful home of the German Consul, Mr.Walter Stechel. Mr Stechel along with Wines of Germany, Lufthansa and the German Tourist Board wanted to thank everyone for their support. They also shared with everyone some of the beautiful Christmas traditions of Germany as well as a few of their wines of course.

Susanne'sWine Pick

Susanne’s Wine Pick

It was a great evening. Mr Stechel shared a few of the traditions with his welcome, including some that are quite different than some of ours here. The tree goes up Christmas Eve. The gifts only show up on the morning, even the colours and styles for decorating are different. I believe that sometimes requires a little negotiation in some families!

Heinrich Vollmer ALTUM Pinot Noir 2008

That evening we had the opportunity to try some very special wines, but my favourite was the Heinrich Vollmer ALTUM Pinot Noir 2008 from the Pfalz region. The grapes for this wine come from the top of the Vollmer Estate, from the Ellerstadler Kirchenstuck vineyard. Enticing aroma of cherries and hint of licorice, is medium-to full bodied, it was aged in oak for 12 months, has nice complexity, is well balanced, delicious and great for my big bird coming soon! I truly enjoyed and will be bringing to our Christmas dinner.

Heinrich Vollmer ALTUM Pinot Noir 2008

VINTAGES#: 375279
In our market $21.95

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Rhine River Wine Cruise Nov 2018

Rhine River Wine Cruise Nov 2018

Join The Wine Ladies this Nov 2018 for a Rhine River Cruise For Wine Lovers.

Wine stones or diamonds.

Ask The Wine Ladies. I discovered wine stones in the bottom of my wine bottle, are these dangerous?

Wine stones or diamonds

Wine stones or diamonds

Dear Wine Ladies,
At a recent dinner party I attended the hostess noticed a small amount of sediment that looked like tiny pieces of glass at the bottom of a bottle of white wine from Germany. I was a little hesitant to drink the wine but one of the guests assured us the wine was fine and there was no cause to worry. What were those little pebble-like stones and are they really harmless?

Karen
Newmarket,Ontario

Ask The Wine Ladies

Ask The Wine Ladies- Please submit your questions to info@thewineladies.com

Dear Karen,

Those pebble-like wine stones you are describing are commonly referred to as “wine diamonds” or weinstein which literally translates to “wine stones” in German speaking countries.

What exactly are they and how did they end up at the bottom of the bottle? These wine diamonds are actually harmless crystalline deposits that naturally separate from wines during fermentation and aging. Potassium acid tartrate, the potassium salt of tartaric acid is the major component of this sediment. The presence of tartaric acid, along with malic acid are very important in winemaking as they help provide good structure, fruit flavours, crispness on the palate and an increased lifespan of the wine.

The majority of winemakers today recognize that the consumer is alarmed or put off by the presence of these crystalline deposits even though they are harmless. Rather than educating the public, many wineries employ a process called “cold stabilization” prior to bottling. This involves chilling the wine to just below zero degrees causing the potassium bitartrate to crystallize. The wine is then filtered and bottled. Having the wine undergo this process prior to leaving the winery assures a clean filtered wine with no sediment. In cases where the wine does not undergo cold stabilization at the winery, this precipitation of the tartrates could happen during cold weather transport or cold storage conditions.

Join The Wine Ladies this Nov 2018 for a Rhine River Cruise For Wine Lovers.