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Sushi and Riesling tasting 25th of July 2014

Hosted by David Almeida (Branch Manager) and MasterChef finalist Andrew "Koj" Kojima

The Oxford Wine Company, 20 West Way, Cirencester, GL7 1JA

It was July and we had a promotion in-shop to celebrate the "31 days of German Riesling" in the company. Truth be told, show a bottle of German Riesling to someone and the probabilities of hearing something like "Black Tower", "Blue Nun or "Liebfraumilch" are quite high unfortunately.

These are stories from the past and Germany as a wine producing country has so much to offer (not all white wine either), if people only give it a chance. To promote a German Riesling tasting to the Cirencester crowd was looking like a big challenge. What to do when the "going gets tough"? You call in the "big guns"! It was amazing when Koj (MasterChef finalist) said yes to the idea of a sushi and Riesling tasting. Enough to say that I had the hottest ticket in town and a top class menu:

The lucky 12 that attended the tasting left with a positive impression of German Riesling and with their bellies full! I didn't leave....there was a lot to wash-up and no help around (lucky me)! Cheers.

David Almeida