Archive for the 'Riesling' Category

Mar 26 2014

The Wondrous Versatility of Riesling

Riesling is one of those white wines that drinks well on its own and yet pairs easily with a wide range of food.   It can be served in the winter, spring, summer or fall.  It finds its way around cheeses, vegetables, seafood, poultry, Asian dishes, Mexican cuisine and even some Thai and Indian cuisine.  It […]

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Jul 26 2011

Varietal Summer Escape

In the last few weeks, a ferocious summer heat wave has gripped the entire nation all but for Napa Valley and the Bay Area.   Temperatures remain idyllic and the closer you are to the coast, a cooling fog rolls in making tannic red wines palatable.   While this may be my reality, it is not that […]

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Dec 08 2010

The Resilient Versatility of Riesling

Published by under Appetizers,Food,Riesling,White Wine

Rolling into December, the grape vines of Napa Valley cling to the last of their now brown and lifeless leaves.   Mother Nature has readied the vines for oncoming winter such that they stand barren throughout acres upon acres of vineyards in Napa Valley.   Above, clouds rumble bringing long-awaited rain and fog (typically absent from California […]

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Nov 17 2010

Wines to be Thankful For

This past week Napa Valley has received the gift of unseasonably warm temperatures with seemingly never ending warm rays of sun.   The leaves on the grape vines have peaked and in certain American Cultural Areas (“AVAs”) such as Yountville and Carneros, autumnal colors literally carpet the landscape.   Wandering in among the vines, (as depicted in […]

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Dec 22 2009

Holiday Sweets, Baked Goods & Riesling

Published by under Desserts,Food,Riesling,White Wine

In the midst of the holiday season, sweets, cookies and baked goods bombard the senses.   Despite the potential for sugar overload, there is the possibility to pair a wine that is semi-sweet:   Riesling. Riesling is most notably planted in Germany, but can be found planted in France, Italy, the United States and other countries.   In […]

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