Wild Ginger Hosts Summer of Riesling Dinner & Haiku Contest

When it comes to Summer of Riesling, Wild Ginger Restaurant (Seattle and Bellevue, Washington) really knows how to bring it!

Throughout the summer (June 21st – September 22nd) Wild Ginger will be offering what they describe as a “giant selection of earth-shatteringly good Riesling by the glass – something old (at least 12 years), something new, something unusual (like a ultra-brut sparkling Riesling), something blue (our Dr. Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Stablay Kabinett made especially for Wild Ginger, which comes from only blue slate soil) and a whole lot of other great wines.” There will be special informative (and interactive) Riesling lists, as well as special Riesling menus consisting of Wild Ginger delicacies paired perfectly with amazing Rieslings.

August 17 Winemaker Dinner Featuring J.L. Wolf, Dr. Loosen and Robert Weil

Dr. Loosen’s own Desiree Schoeder and Kirk Wille will host a seminar-style dinner featuring the wines of J.L. Wolf (Pfalz), Dr. Loosen (Mosel) and Robert Weil (Rheingau) perfectly paired with Chinese and Southeast Asian delicacies.

When: August 17
Where: Wild Ginger, Seattle
Cost: $99/person + tax & service ($129 total)
Reservations: Required. Limited to 24 guests.
How to Reserve: Call (206) 623 4450

If you haven’t yet experienced the delicious joy of pairing Riesling with Asian cuisine, you are in for a real treat. A pairing pro? Then you know why you NEED to be at this dinner!

Riesling Haiku Contest

Jake Kosseff, Company Wine Director and Haiku Judge for Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger’s Company Wine Director Jake Kosseff and Heed the Hedonist blogger Jacqueline Pruner are running a month-long Riesling Haiku Contest! The rules are simple: Before 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, August 6th, 2011, post your best haiku as a comment on the Heed the Hedonist blog. More specific contest instructions on the blog.

The prize? A magnum-sized bottle of the 2008 Dr. Loosen Graacher Himmelreich German Riesling (Spätlese) … which the winner will be required to accept in person at the Seattle Wild Ginger location (so they can photograph the winner with the prize). Value of the prize: priceless (because Jake says they had it specially made for the restaurant), but similar such bottles retail for approximately $100.