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If I was stranded on a desert island and I only got to pick one type of white wine to take with me, it would be a Riesling from Germany (preferrably from Alsace). A well-made Riesling is a thing to behold. Let your fear of white wines be wiped away and be swept up by the beauty and complexity of a fine German Rielsing!
I've enjoyed a few glasses of Rieslings lately. Not only am I making it a professional goal to taste more wine, I'm making it a personal goal to try some whites. I like complex, fruity reds. Rieslings are a proving to be a great transitional wine.
I ate pork belly at a new and good Szechuan restaurant in Lakewood recently. German Riesling's fruity acidity would have been great with this meal. Thinking ahead to a summer story on barbecue wines, I'm tasting Riesling with grilled sausages. I'm off to Austin, Texas, for the Craft Brewers Conference. Feel free to make wine recommendations.
Anyway, the quote above comes from Kris Blondin at Vin Grotto. Her downtown Tacoma wine bar and cafe is among the stops on today's Artwalk. Blondin hosts a Riseling tasting from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. $5. Over the Moon Cafe and Puget Sound Pizza are among the Artwalk food stops.
An artful walk, but where's the German Riesling tasting? At Vin Grotto, today.