German Wines - Astrid Friedrich
Our time in Germany was a lovely mix of beautiful sights, delectible food, amazing wines, and a particularly memorable visit to a winery. Our Visit to Lämmlin Schindler, an organic winery in Baden, was not only met with great tastings, but was also very personalized. The winemaker, despite the busy holiday season, took time to speak with us about his wines and give us a personal tour of the cellar. We had the pleasue of tasting a Gutedel, an oak aged Chardonnay, and a dry, aromatic Gewürstraminer
As we are travelling a little bit through Germany, passing through some of western France, and making our way to a few places in Italy, we knew we had to make this another case of oenological tourism. It is one thing to buy wonderful Euro wine at the local NSLC, SAQ, LCBO, etc; it is another to drink the good stuff on the actual sites where they are produced, bottled, and/or enjoyed. We hope to post some photos of some cool Deutsche wines. Our thinking for the next few days is encapsulated in the following statement:
"Deutsche Weinstrasse? Weine Nacht? Why not?!"
Yesterday was 2016's last TNT. It featured sweet wines from 10 Nova Scotia wineries and wineyards. From late harvest, to fruit, to ice, to port-style wines, guests were treated to a beautiful range of sweet wines. At Avondale Sky, with a hint of snow in the air, we had the pleasure of tasting, amoung other treasures, a soon-to-be-released but not yet labeled wine and an unlabeled last of it's kind. These gems where tastfully paired with deletible little morsels of cheese, fruit, and chocolate.