TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2015 /CNW/ - A consumer contest offering wine lovers a chance to Win a Long Weekend for Two in Berlin and a draw amongst restaurants and retailers participating in the 2015 edition of the "31 days of German Riesling" promotion came to a close this week as the winners were selected.
Chosen at random from over 75,000 entries, the consumer winner of Long weekend for Two in Berlin Prize, is Ms. Samantha Gibbons of Toronto. Ms. Gibbons enjoyed a glass of Klumpp Riesling at The Oxley in Yorkville (Toronto) this July. Thrilled to learn of her prize win and her discovery of German Riesling, Ms. Gibbons indicated: "'I loved the Klumpp Riesling. The wine was very aromatic with a fruity and refreshing taste. Perfect with a good meal."
Ms. Gibbons will be off to Berlin soon where she and a friend will be able to enjoy a glass of German Riesling in Europe's hippest and liveliest capital!
Sommelier Brett Thiessen of Redwater Rustic Grille in Calgary, was drawn as winner of the licensee prize – winning the opportunity to participate in the Sommelier Spring Class in Germany in April 2016. This trip brings together young sommeliers and wine professionals from all over the world for one week of tastings, visits to wineries and dinners with winery principals.
According to Mr. Thiessen: "The 31 days of German Riesling was a great opportunity to draw focus to some great wines and help educate our team as well as our guests on some of the hidden gems of the sometimes overlooked German world of wine. "
Congratulations to both our winners!
The 31 days of German Riesling wine promotion was held during the months of July and August at over 65 restaurant and retailer locations across Canada, part of Wines of Germany's worldwide drive to promote Riesling. Many restaurants reported an increase in German Riesling sales between 15% and 150% compared to the previous years.
SOURCE Wines of Germany - Canada
Image with caption: "Samantha Gibbons (CNW Group/Wines of Germany - Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151001_C8478_PHOTO_EN_510665.jpg
Image with caption: "Brett Thiessen (CNW Group/Wines of Germany - Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151001_C8478_PHOTO_EN_510663.jpg
For further information: Please contact: Wines of Germany (Canada) c/o Andros Communications, Ted Kalaboukis, Email: [email protected] Tel: 877-637-2044