If you’re like me and you love wine you might do white wines in the summer and red wines in the winter. I never used to subscribe to that wine drinking rotation. I used to be a red wine girl all year long. But this year, maybe with the temperatures being so consistantly unbearably hot, I switched to white wine mostly for the chill of it. The thought of drinking room temperature anything when it’s 90 degrees out just doesn’t cut it.
I’m not a big fan of dry wines and I love moscato, but that’s often thought of as a dessert wine and thusly many places serve it but by the shot-full – same price of a glass of vino but for about half the pour. NYer translation: you’ll go broke keeping up with your friends. This is when I became a riesling girl. Riesling wine is fun and fruity, cool and quenchable. It’s the perfect vino paired with cheese and fruit. I’m not a wine snob so I’ll drink whatever wine I like with any food.
I just learned via twitter that there is a riesling wine festival this weekend, dang it though I’m busy and looks like you need a car to get there. I’ll have to put it on the calendar for next year. If you love riesling you may want to check it out.