Riesling Beats the Heat
Stand in Solidarity with New Ideas!
SPICY PUCKER is ALL the RAGE
New foods mix hot pepper and sour tastes. That blend doubles the burn.
Staying ahead of the culinary curve, MetroWines offers pairing guidance.
Now, I know many of you flinch when we suggest a wine that has a touch,
even just a TOUCH of the sweet.
But, if you don't do it here, you will regret it. And that's a fact.
I asked Brett Watson to help us
tame the heat and bring the sweet, and he said...
Spice Cutter (Hofgut Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Spatlese Feinherb 2018)
"One of the best ways to combat spice in any food of all sorts is a tiny hint of sweetness.
The best way to do that is via Sir. Hofgut Falkenstein. These wines out of the cool climate Mosel of Germany, right on the bend of the Saar River Valley are revered by most - those who know and enjoy Riesling and those that don't know anything about Riesling other than "is it sweet?"
The answer is yes....but in only the most perfect balanced way. This Spatlese is jussssst off dry and showcases all of the kafir lime, lemon zest, under-ripe pear freshness that makes it so lazer sharp. The Niedermenniger Herrenberg vineyard site (say that three times fast) is one of the oldest vine
and most respected sites in Germany. It slopes almost directly into the river to help give the wine
the acid to carry the whole package right to your table next to a bag of Flamin' Hot limon Doritos."
"It also happens to just be the best damn Riesling
I've ever tasted under $50. $24 on our shelves!"