On the 11th of July, the Bremer Ratskeller (which has been a traditional guest house since the fifteenth century and the illustration is from 1900) will be working with the Presidential Beijing to promote German wine. And they will be quite amazing wines at a price for an evening of tasting which, considering the cost of the wine per bottle in its home country, is a great bargain.
The evening will be at the Four Seasons’ Roof Garden and will be limited to 120 people. It will start with a sort of medium dry white aperitif called a secco. During which there will be speeches — hopefully short — and some explanations of the wine that is to be served and the history of German wine.
There will be seven wines with a seven course tasting menu which at RMB288 per person is serious value for money.
All the wines presented and served during this event are sponsored by the Bremer Ratskeller which is famous in its own right.
If you are a German wine buff the eight selected wines may be known to you:
Albertino (Weingut Albert Graffe – Nahe), 2007er Detzemer Würzgarten (Wein- und Sektgut Walter Rauen – Mosel), 2005er Niersteiner Ölberg (Weingut Klaus-Peter Leonhard – Rheinhessen), 2007er Würzburger Stein (Staatlicher Hofkeller – Franken), 2007er Dornfelder (Erzeugerabfüllung für den Bremer Ratskeller – Rheinhessen), 2006er Königschaffhauser Steingrüble (Winzergenossenschaft Königschaffhausen – Baden), 2006er Edition “Drachenfass” (Weingut W. Lergenmüller & Söhne – Pfalz), 2006er Erdener Treppchen Riesling Beerenauslese (Exklusiv-Füllung für den Bremer Ratskeller – Mosel).
It is an amazing range from the very dry to the very sweet. That last is very well spoken of and is the perfect finish to the meal. It possibly may be the only time in Shanghai where you could experience all these wines at one tasting.