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June 16 at 2 pm MDT
Chicago Peeps! Don’t miss our rocking Riesling crash course at Chicago Wine Riot on June 1 & 2, taught by our National Sales Director and Master Sommelier, Doug Krenik. And, of course, we’ll have a groovy selection of Rieslings, Pinot Noirs and other wines for you to try at our tasting table.Send us a pic of yourself with Doug (send to firstname.lastname@example.org), and we’ll reward you with some cool Riesling swag: temp tattoos, stickers, screwballs, etc.
MORE ABOUT THE RIESLING CRASH COURSE:
The Mighty Reign of Riesling
Riesling is the king of white wines, and has been for centuries. Find out why in this juicy tasting of Rieslings from Germany’s historic Mosel valley, where wine has been grown sustainably for more than two thousand years.
You’ll get a quick glimpse into the astonishing range of Riesling styles, from dry to lusciously sweet, with selected wines from the 200-year-old Dr. Loosen estate. See you there!
Chicago Riesling Lovers! Get ready for a great evening of Riesling and food pairings at Park Grill, Chicago’s award-winning destination restaurant on Chicago’s world-class Michigan Avenue.
On Wednesday, March 9th, our own Dr. Loosen USA’s Doug Krenik (who is one of only 174 Master Sommeliers in the world) will be on hand to share his extensive knowledge of Riesling during a tasting and wine seminar.
Date: Wednesday, March 9
Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Where: Park Grill, 11 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Flight tastings will be paired with Park Grill’s Chef Bernie’s bites. Here’s the line-up:
’08 Robert Weil “Trocken” Riesling, Rheingau
Himachi Crudo – citrus, toasted coriander
Burrata cheese & La Quaercia Ham – smoked sea salt
’09 Dr. Loosen “Wehlener Sonnenuhr” Spätlese
’09 Dr. Loosen “Bernkasteler Lay” Kabinett
Jumbo Scallops – clams, pistachio & pork belly
Smoked Lamb Sausage – country greens, radish salad
’09 Dr. Loosen “Red Slate” Dry Riesling
Roasted Venison – vanilla, pineapple
’07 Dr. Loosen Riesling Estate Eiswein
Banana & Chocolate Bread Pudding
This is going to be a great evening. If you’ll be in Chicago, make your reservation today!
In early February Loosen Bros. Midwest Regional Sales Manager Doug Krenik stopped by Frasca Restaurant in Boulder, Colorado, for some wine talk with sommelier Matthew Mather and maitre d’ Benjamin Richardson. Here, in Part 1, is what they had to say about German Riesling and Dr. Loosen wines.
(Stay tuned for Part 2, when they move on to J. Christopher wines. To be posted next week!)
If you’re anywhere near Boulder, Colorado, put Frasca at the top of your must-visit list. Fabulous food, fabulous wines and you can tell Benjamin and Matthew you saw them on YouTube.
* Note: Are you a wine shop or restaurant that serves wines from the Loosen Bros. USA portofolio? If so, we’d like to feature you. Contact us for more info.
Say hi to the newest member of the Loosen Bros. USA team, Midwest Regional Manager Doug “Kronik” Krenik.
Over the past 20 years, Doug has been associated with almost every aspect of the wine business; importing his own wines, working for local distributors in both sales and education, and directing the wine program of the prestigious Flagstaff House Restaurant in Boulder, Colorado, for six years.
He completed the rigorous Court of Master Sommeliers Diploma Exam in February 2006 and is one of only 169 Master Sommeliers worldwide. Doug is also a Certified Wine Educator (CWE) through the Society of Wine Educators.
Doug currently lives in Colorado with his wife Chris and enjoys cooking, writing, and cycling. He is a veteran of the much-feared Triple Bypass ride which crosses three Colorado mountain passes, all above 10,000 feet. (For you oxygen-rich flat-landers, that’s two miles above sea level.)
He also plays guitar and has been playing in bars and bands since the tender age of 15. When not hosting events such a Beer vs. Wine Throw-Down, he rocks out with a local Colorado cover band.
Why did Doug want to work for Dr. Loosen? Because his passion is site-specific wines.
“Too much wine is soul-less,” he says. “Wines should speak of where they come from, and Riesling is one of the most site-specific wines. It’s the purest expression of the grape that there is.”
And Doug’s favorite food-wine pairing? Currently it’s a Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Spatlese with an Asian-cuisine-inspired summer peach soup.
If you happen to see Doug at one of our tastings–or maybe with his rock band–give a big wave (or yell “Freebird!”) to our Mile-High Wine Guy.