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?!"
Despite Germany boasting a centuries-old tradition (even millennial, if you prefer to link this to the Romans) the Deutsche Weinestrasse route was formally inaugurated in 1934. In the last 82 years or so, some great wine has been produced and consumed here. Also, the route keeps oenological toursits, like us, on the straight and narrow. Well, the road may get a big bendy after a few too many glasses but you get the idea … .
So, today, we prepared with a fine glass of Mosel Riesling at a corner bar in the
Weihnachtsmarkt Hannover. Zum Wohl!