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Fancy the Sweet Seduction of a Refreshing Riesling?

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TS Riesling shotTruly loves the scrumptious nectar lovingly dispatched by the vino gods especially when it involves sipping into something cool and seductively sweet.

So we were most pleased to find out that Riesling Week was upon us. Set for May 18 – 24th, local restaurants are offering European Riesling specials during the fifth annual event, including by-the-glass selections and food-pairing menus for those of us with oenophile tendencies that sway toward the sweeter side.

Participating Las Vegas restaurants include: Aureole at Mandalay Bay, Japonais Las Vegas in the Mirage, Lotus of Siam, Michael Mina Bellagio, Pinot Brasserie in The Venetian, Rosemary’s Restaurant, Top of the World Restaurant at the Stratosphere, and Vintner Grill.

If you like a little Thai with your Riesling, hot spot Lotus of Siam is offering European Rieslings by the glass or as an entire flight. And with a wine list that’s 34 pages in length with 450 kinds of wine numbering eight pages of Rieslings alone, you should be able to manage to find something to suit your palate.

For the suburban hipster foodie crowd, Summerlin’s Vintner Grill has three Rieslings by the glass as well as a flight to taste all three for $16 (3oz.) selected especially for Riesling Week. According to Vintner Grill sommelier Troy Kumalaa, the flight is the way to go and includes:
-Robert Eymael “Monchhof” Kabinett, Germany ’07 – $9 glass
-August Kesseler, Rudesheimer Berg Schlossberg, Spatlese, Rheingau, Germany ’03 – $12 glass
-St. Gabriel, Auslese, Mosel, Germany ’07 – $8 glass

Perennial favorite Rosemary’s Restaurant has “added 11 different Rieslings to our by-the-glass offerings and we are also offering flights of three 3 oz. pours for $20,” said James, Rosemary’s Restaurant Manager.

Side Note: We were pleased to find out that you can not only enjoy Riesling Week and tasty food while at Rosemary’s, but you can also get your art on in their West Wing Gallery where the mixed media organic botanicals work of Mary Warner and Helga Watkins is being shown through August 7th. Additionally, a “Meet the Artist Reception” will take place on Monday, July 13th from 5 to 7 p.m.

Along with a valley-wide view of the city’s world famous neon nightlife at The Top of World Restaurant you can have “three different Rieslings in a flight for $25, or we are offering Rieslings by-the-glass that are normally only available by the bottle, all at very reasonable prices,” explained Mark, Director for The Top of World. “We have a complete range with Saarstein in the dry category, Josmeyer as our medium, and Monchof is on the sweeter side.”

As the temperatures explode, make your Memorial Day weekend memorable with a Riesling from Germany, Austria or Alsace as the perfect complement to any warm-weather desert meal that strikes your fancy. www.destinationriesling.com/week

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