Monthly Archives: August 2005
Well, you are house-sitting and out on the deck on a cool night, at the top of a hill gazing over Seattle. You see the water, downtown, and homes lined up and down the hills. Suddenly, your Riesling is that much more delicious.
Another great thing about German Riesling (and Austrian Gruner) is that you can often get their wines in a 1000ml bottle instead of the normal 750 bottle. So they give you 33 1/3% free! These bottles rock. I actually couldn’t say it better than the importer of this wine: “You should be deeply ashamed to [...]
Normally, I cringe when I see wines with cutesy-labels with some cuddly animal. But with German Riesling, people are so scared off by the long words on the label, like Riesling Kabinett Helder Spelder Trocken Weirdenheimer (or something like that). So I understand the need from a marketing standpoint. And this Riesling is delicious. I [...]
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Wow, the Hiedler Gruner Veltliner Loss (2004) is incredible! “Maria Angeles Hiedler has created the highly successful image of the winery, her catalonian origin gives the house and its products a unique, tender and affirmative face.”
Terry Theise is a riot. Read his catalog, especially the German one to learn a lot and laugh a lot. I went to a tasting of his and he is one of those guys who will call a wine “kick-ass” or “fucking great.” We bullshitted about wine, restaurants in Chicago, and he was really cool. [...]
Something I feel passionately about is that we drink our red wines too warm and our white wines to cold. I was reminded about this when I cracked open the Can Feixes red at work. I had put it in our temperature-controlled cellar, which is about at 60 degrees. This is the PERFECT temperature to [...]