I didn’t have many American red wines recently and so, when I bought myself a juicy American Rib Eye Steak for dinner, I let myself convince by the supermarket wine guy to match it with a Washington State Cabernet by Château Ste. Michelle. “We recently had a tasting of red wines here, where people just bought this wine case-wise”, he said. My choice was made, and I put the bottle of Argentina Malbec I’ve held in my other hand back on the shelve . Yes, I was definitely into a “New World” mode that night.
It was time again! After some weeks without a “major” wine-event, it was the first sunrays that reminded us that a lot of time has passed since our last true blind-tasting session. Many nice ideas for tasting-setups have arisen in my head during these last weeks which made a choice difficult, but in the end it was the sun that decided whether we’ll have a red wine or a white wine theme. And this is one I wanted to do for a long time already: a tasting of only Riesling wines. Read the rest of this entry »