Somewhere along the line, it was suggested by someone (was it you?) that I try a Riesling. I.Liked.It! Riesling is "a white wine that ranges from dry to very sweet and is made from a single variety of grape originally grown in Germany". Now I have two different options.
Generally, when I buy Riesling, I buy Schmitt Sohne, for two very good reasons. I can hear you asking yourself, "And what would those two reasons be?" First of all, price! I have the reputation of being very
cheap frugal when it comes to spending money and SS is relatively inexpensive. The second reason...it comes in a really pretty blue bottle. Is there any better reason to purchase a wine? I think not!
Yesterday, thanks to Groupon, Bill and I went to a new-to-us place in Punta Gorda called Closer to the Vine. It's a nice little wine bar/coffee shop that serves lunch, has wine tasting events and serves some appetizers in the evening. I got a $20 coupon for $10 before we left Maine. Since the lunches ran $6 - $9, I figured a glass of wine was in order. After all...It's.A.Wine.Bar. There were two kinds of Riesling and I chose the one with a little effervescence (bubbles, kind of like champagne). I.Liked.It! In fact, I liked it so much, I bought a bottle to bring home since it fit my criteria - sweet and only $11.
|This is a damn nice photo, is it not?|
You can probably read for yourself, it's called Frisk and the label says "Prickly Riesling". I guess the prickly really means bubbley. Anyway, I highly recommend it (Lori).
Unfortunately, it comes in a boring green bottle. On the "up" side, it's a screw top ;o)
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