Thursday, May 24, 2007

Yes, Virginia, White Wine Can Be Good

It’s safe to say that I am not a white wine girl. Even in the summer I prefer a full bodied red. If I partake in a white wine, more than likely, it’s of the sparkling variety. Well, this week I ran across two, yes, two white wines that knocked me over. The first white was a Heimberger Tokay Pinot Gris from Alsace. We had this at CanCan. This wine was a mouthful for a white. Creamy and smooth with an understated fruit component. The wine inspired me to order Sole Meuniere (yes, me, a non-fish fan). And, yes, it was delicious.

Wine number two was experienced at the River City Cellars special tasting. Once again, the wine came from Alsace: 2002 Charles Schleret Riesling “Herrenweg.” And yes, a weighty wine worthy of serious food. And here is where it gets even wilder. On the night of the River City Cellars tasting, my husband and I had to go separately due to schedules. Unbeknownst to us, we both brought home a bottle of this fantastic white (and he is no white fan either).

This is why wine remains exciting. You swear off a particular grape or type of wine and out of nowhere you discover a gem (or two). I want to thank all of the wine shops and those few restaurants that seek to constantly educate us about wine and who are not afraid to let us try before we buy.


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Eiffel Tartan said...

Yay, Alsatian wines! :)