Posts Tagged ‘germany’

Jun 6, 2006

The Best Wine My Father Ever Drank

Today is the 62nd anniversary of D-Day, the cross channel invasion of Normandy, France during World War II that would lead to a victory in that war. My father took part in the D-Day invasion as pilot of P-47. He, along with the rest of his squadron, was charged with attacking German supply lines feeding the front. On June 8 he was shot down, was able to safely crash land his plane two miles on the German side of the…

May 8, 2006

A Riesling Summer

Despite the occassional rant about Americans drinking more and more high alcohol, sweet tasting wines, I do believe the American wine consumer is becoming more sophisticated in its taste for wine. Maybe we are just becoming more experimental. Maybe as a people we are embracing the notion of variety. Perhaps the best evidence of our growing sophistication is our steady embrace of German Riesling. According to Wines of German, a trade organization responsible for promoting the wines of German in…