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Riesling Rendezvous Grand Tasting to feature 70 wineries from around the world

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Winemakers from seven countries will converge at Riesling Rendezvous July 14 in Seattle, giving wine lovers an opportunity to explore the finest Rieslings from around the world in one location.

Hosted by Chateau Ste. Michelle, of Washington, and Dr. Loosen, the famed German Riesling estate, the Riesling Rendezvous Grand Tasting will be held on the grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville from 5-8 p.m. More than 70 wineries (See a complete listing at www.nwnews.com) will showcase the great diversity of Riesling from their regions.

Guests will savor an array of Riesling friendly food from top food trucks Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen, Marination Mobile and Snout & Co., along with appetizers by Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Culinary Director John Sarich and culinary staff. The event will also feature live music by the Josh Rawlings Trio.

To purchase tickets, visit rieslingrendezvous.com/GrandTasting. Tickets are$75 general admission (5-8 p.m.) and $100 VIP & Trade limited availability (4-8 p.m.). (Attendance is limited to ages 21 and older.)

"Riesling Rendezvous has grown into the largest event dedicated to Riesling in the United States," says Ted Baseler, president of Ste.Michelle Wine Estates.

The Grand Tasting is part of the 4th Riesling Rendezvous, a three-day event July 14-16 designed to bring together leading experts and producers to explore the versatility of Rieslings from around the world, discuss issues and opportunities surrounding the advancement of Riesling, and forge alliances among producers and Riesling enthusiasts. The trade tastings July 15 & 16 will be held at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle and feature in-depth blind tastings and seminars led by distinguished speakers and producers. Limited tickets are still available for the 3-day package at rieslingrendezvous.com.

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