Jason Jacobeit over at nabberjabber has written poetically about his love for rieslings, and I fully agree. I just got back from a family reunion in Oregon, and while I am trying to catch up on my writing, this makes for a pretty good read…Enjoy your summer wines!
Welcome. I know you’re busy, and may appreciate me getting right to it, so to speak. So here it is: with a small investment of our time, curiosity, and focused attention, German Riesling offers the finest value in the world of wine. Many of us have already discovered the fascinating and rare flavors offered in this category, as well as Riesling’s unmatched ability to partner with virtually everything we regularly eat. But that so many (including a woeful number of industry professionals) continue to perpetuate the baseless misconception that German Rieslings are deficiently sweet and consumed by novices not yet graduated to the more sophisticated virtues of dry wines (!) seems callow at best and blatantly dishonest at worst, not to mention perniciously misleading in either case.
I admit to feeling a bit like a lawyer defending a category of wine so much the target of unwarranted slander. Were that…
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