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Queen Elizabeth II enjoys Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

06/25/2015

During her state visit to Germany, HM Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh dined at Bellevue Castle in Berlin. They enjoyed a 4-course-menu with Wines of Germany. Find the menu and wine card below:


According to well informed circles in Berlin, Queen Elisabeth II likes fruity but dry German wines:

The Wine Card

  • 2014er Saulheimer, Chardonnay Réserve, dry, Winery Thörle, Saulheim / Rheinhessen (region)

  • 2012er Rummel, Spätburgunder i.e. Pinot Noir, dry, Winery Rummel, Landau-Nussdorf / Pfalz (region)

  • 2013er Freiburg Schlossberg, Spätburgunder i.e. Pinot Noir "Weißherbst Beerenauslese", Winery  Stigler, Ihringen / Baden (region)

The Menu

  • River trout, horseradish and rosted saladhearts

  • Deer beef tea (consommé) with filled leafy dough
  • Saddle of "Müritz"lamb with mustard and thym, Beelitzer asparagus and potatoe tartlet

  • Variations of straberries, elderblossoms and buttermilk from the Alps

 

The Speech of the Federal President of Germany, Joachim Gauck (pdf)

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Menü und Weinkarte des Staatsbanketts (Fotoquelle: Bundespresseamt/Steffen Kugler)

Menü und Weinkarte des Staatsbanketts (Fotoquelle: Bundespresseamt/Steffen Kugler)

Menü und Weinkarte des Staatsbanketts (Fotoquelle: Bundespresseamt/Steffen Kugler)

Menü und Weinkarte des Staatsbanketts (Fotoquelle: Bundespresseamt/Steffen Kugler)