Vancouver is blessed with a wide range of Asian cuisine, but what kind of wines do you pair with these dishes? Have you tried German wine? The BC Liquor stores want to help you find the wines to match the food, and have a free consumer event for you on Saturday May, 9 at the Cambie Signature liquor store. Details are below. Enjoy!
Vancouver, BC – German wines will share the spotlight with Asian foods in BC Liquor Stores throughout the month of May, 2015. 60 stores will feature lively displays of a select 12 German wines, including a sparkling Riesling and a Dornfelder Pinot Noir. Customers can pick up their complimentary recipe booklet at all participating stores and a FREE consumer event will kick-off the promotion featuring the Asian foods of Vancouver’s own Stephen Wong – wine writer and chef extraordinaire.
The promotion showcases a wide assortment of Germans wines, giving consumers an opportunity to learn about the diversity of the German wine offering and how well they pair with Asian cuisines. A brochure has been developed which will be on display in all 60 participating stores, offering food pairing suggestions for the participating wines, along with four excellent Asian recipes; Pakoras, California Sushi Roll, Seafood Laksa and Szechuan Pork.
At the consumer event on Saturday, May 9, 2015, consumers can try samples, at no charge, of all 12 featured German wines paired with gourmet Chinese foods, hand-crafted by Chef (and acclaimed wine writer) Stephen Wong. Accredited Sommeliers will present the wines on rotation throughout the event, paired with the following Asian Appetizers:
- Pork Potstickers with mildly spicy soy vinegar dip
- BBQ Duck Roll with cucumber jicama & carrots with orange hoisin
FREE CONSUMER EVENT
Cambie and 39th Signature BC Liquor Store (Cambie Kitchen) Vancouver, BC
Saturday, May 9, 2015
3 – 6 pm
German wines are generally heralded as great food friendly wines. This is a very bold statement, but most sommeliers and other food and wine professionals will agree. British Columbia, being the multi-ethnic province that it is, hosts a wide array of cuisines that virtually reach out for German wines. The not-really secret here is the variety in styles (dry to sweet, sparkling or still), grape varieties (Riesling and Pinot Noir, to name the top ones of either white or red) and the distinct levels of richness (light to full, to honey-like) plus, based on the cooler climate, the wines generally have a good amount of acidity (considered vital for a great food wine) and lower levels of alcohol than warmer climate peers.
DR. LOOSEN SPARKLING RIESLING 158501 $ 16.79
- HEITLINGER ‘SMOOTH LEAF’ PINOT BLANC 223487 $ 15.69
- BREE RIESLING 210807 $ 14.39
- CLEAN SLATE RIESLING 160127 $ 13.49
- LANDLUST RIESLING 509430 $ 12.99
- SELBACH RIESLING 23242 $ 15.69
- GUNDERLOCH FRITZ RIESLING 320135 $ 15.69
- LINGENFELDER RIESLING 568634 $ 18.49
- DR. VON BASSERMANN JORDAN RIESLING 547489 $ 25.29
- DR. PAULY BERGWEILER RIESLING 141218 $ 17.69
- ST. URBANS HOF RIESLING 597997 $ 21.79
- BLACK TOWER DORNFELDER PINOT NOIR 580118 $ 10.29