Summer of Riesling

by Laurie on May 25, 2013

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Sips of the Week
We talked to Julie Dalton Sommelier at Wit & Wisdom at Four Seasons in Baltimore, MD about why Riesling is the ULTIMATE grape and tasted 2 of the Rieslings from her wine list. Mark your calendars for The Summer of Riesling celebration from June 21-September 21 where restaurants around the country will feature events and tastings starring Riesling! If you want to participate check out and stay tuned to The Sipping Point for info on what’s happening.  http://summerofriesling.com

riesling#1Dry2012-180x330Leitz Dragonstone Riesling, Rheingau, Germany $20.99 retail

Importer’s Notes: This wine is sportin’ some torque. It has thickness of fruit and spearmint, plus the kirsch of the site. A really happy wine to drink now, though if past is prologue you can age it for ten years and have a beauty on your hands.

 Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes, NY  $19.99 retail

Winemaker’s Notes: The dry style Riesling is the signature of Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard. Exceptional grapes from each of our three vineyard locations come together to create this mouth-watering wine. This wine is fermented in small lots to ensure quality and then blended to perfection to create an elegant and balanced wine. With each vintage, we seek to match the appropriate level of fruit flavor with refreshing crispness that lets the true qualities of the Riesling grape shine through. Hints of lime and orange blossom on the nose set the stage for a succulent palate of apricot and grapefruit. Our trademark minerality creates a beautiful texture that carries into a long, lingering finish.

All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore, MD check them out at www.WellsWine.com. To find these wines in other areas visit www.winesearcher.com.

Wine Sandwich
Chef Timothy R. Dyson from Bluegrass Tavern joined us to talk about strategies for pairing food with RIESLING. Timothy Dyson, executive chef at Bluegrass Tavern, specializes in new Americana Cuisine. At Bluegrass Tavern we serve southern food reinforced with French technique. Chef Timothy is currently working on developing a farm to supply the restaurant called Turner Crossing Farm. 

Upcoming Events
5/30 “Fine Wine’s Fresh Frontier: The Southern Hemisphere” Wine event and Fundraiser in Lutherville, MD  $60.00 per person. Advance Purchase Only  

 6/1 Join Laurie at the  Hunt Valley Great Grapes Festival, Oregon Ridge State Park for her seminar at 1 PM

6/15 Join Laurie for her smash hit wine tasting comedy show Something to Wine About at Knob Hall Winery in Clear Spring, MD at 7PM

6/20 Join Laurie at the Queen in Wilmington, DE at 7:30 PM for her wine tasting comedy show Something to Wine About with special musical guest Paul Cullen

Next Week
We’ll talk to John Jordan at Jordan Winery about his wines and his new technology company that develops iPad wine list apps!

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Wells Discount LiquorsSheehy Lexus of Annapolis and Sergio’s Jewelers

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