Wine Dinners with Matt Giedraitis in Ningbo and Shanghai

In November our Export Director, Matt Giedraitis, visited the cities of Ningo and Shanghai in China and received a very warm reception from his hosts and their guests. Here is his travelogue:

NINGBO

What a great setup at the Westin Ningo! Nothing was left to chance and the staff was great.

Real grapes!
Real grapes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the dinner we poured 2012 Dr. L Riesling, 2011 Dr. Loosen Red Slate Riesling dry, 2011 Villa Wolf Dornfelder, 2011 Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, and 2011 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett. There is a lot of talk about what pairs well with Chinese food, but this line-up proved itself worthy.
At the dinner we poured 2012 Dr. L Riesling, 2011 Dr. Loosen Red Slate Riesling dry, 2011 Villa Wolf Dornfelder, 2011 Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, and 2011 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett. There is a lot of talk about what pairs well with Chinese food, but this line-up proved itself worthy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A beautiful setup. The staff was lightning fast and professional.
A beautiful setup. The staff was lightning fast and professional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHANGHAI

The last stop of my trip was Shanghai. We did another wine dinner at the Westin Shanghai and it was excellent. Thanks to the staff and management for such an enjoyable evening.

The train from Ningbo to Shanghai reading 301km/h.
The train from Ningbo to Shanghai reading 301km/h.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westin shanghai detail
Attention to detail at the Westin Shanghai was amazing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At dinner we poured 2012 Dr. L. Riesling, 2011 Red Slate Riesling, 2011 Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, J. Christopher 2009 Oregon Pinot Noir, 2011 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett. We showed our three estates and each wine was obviously completely different, but what struck me was the two Pinot Noirs. The Villa Wolf is fruity and still maintains its balance, and the Oregon Pinot Noir was elegant on the palate and showed a bit more tannin on the finish to balance the acidity.
At dinner we poured 2012 Dr. L. Riesling, 2011 Red Slate Riesling, 2011 Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, J. Christopher 2009 Oregon Pinot Noir, 2011 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett. We showed our three estates and each wine was obviously completely different, but what struck me was the two Pinot Noirs. The Villa Wolf is fruity and still maintains its balance, and the Oregon Pinot Noir was elegant on the palate and showed a bit more tannin on the finish to balance the acidity.