Articles Tagged: gruner veltliner

Top 5 Wines for Summer

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Summer is finally here! While its stays nice and chilly in San Francisco, we have heard that the heat wave has already started in other parts of the country. When the weather turns warm, I turn to lighter wines served chilled. For those white haters out there, don’t despair, there are red wines that can be served chilled and roses to try. Here are our picks for wine to try this summer:

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Gruner Veltliner – A Wine For Passover and Easter

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We don’t want to commit sacrilege but we have the perfect wine for both Passover and Easter or maybe a joint celebration if you reside in a household that celebrates both.  But, we will warn you that these may not be the wines for your Passover if you want Kosher wines.  But, trust us.  Whether you have never heard of Gruner, may have heard it in passing or consider yourself a Grunerphile, this wine will … Read more

Cooking My Way Back Home – Literary Monday

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For the past few weeks, we have been reviewing books related to wine and spirit histories and memoirs and drink recipes.  So, we have decided to mix it up a bit and are reviewing a cookbook.  After all, you do need some food to accompany all that booze.  This week’s pick is Cooking My Way Back Home by Mitchell Rosenthal of San Francisco’s Town Hall, Postrio, Anchor & Hope and Salt House.  I will freely … Read more

Five Strange Sparklers For Christmas

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In Twas The Night Before Christmas, it was sugerplums that danced in the children’s head. But, when I think of Christmas, I think of ham dancing across the dinner table. Ham seems to be as ubiquitous to Christmas as Turkey is to Thanksgiving. That got me thinking, what wines would go well with ham. Since Christmas is such a festive holiday, I wanted the wine to be festive as well. And, what could be more … Read more

Gruner or Chianti – High/Low Wine Weekend

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By day, I am wine student and spend most of my time studying. By night, I work at a high-end restaurant where I pour amazing wines. While I love wine from all over the world, my passion is for food-friendly wines that serve to enhance the dining experience and what people are eating!

One of my favorite white wines is Gruner Veltliner from Austria. It usually shows stonefruit along with citrus notes and vegetal notes. … Read more

Five Scary Wines for Halloween

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Until I really got into wine, I used to buy wine based on how much I liked the label. Sometimes this worked and sometimes it didn’t. Please keep that caveat in my mind as my recommendations for scary Halloween wines are based solely on the label. I found many apt named wineries (among them the Black Cat, Ghost Pines and Slaughterhouse) but I elected not to highlight them because the labels didn’t live up to … Read more

Etz Kamptal 2009 Gruner Veltliner Review – Wine Wednesday

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This week’s Wine Wednesday pick is the Etz Kamptal 2009 Gruner Veltliner 1L from Austria ($11.99 at K&L Wines).

A beautiful, zingy wine from Austria that offers refreshment on a hot, summer day. Gruner Veltliner is the unofficial wine of Austria with more Gruner planted than any other grape and more Gruner consumed than any other wine. We recently served this at the LA Wine Fest and it was a huge hit! The perfect summer … Read more

5 Wines for July 4th

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The 4th of July is just around the corner. Images of BBQ, corn and watermelon along with fireworks dance in my head. While the 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays, it isn’t the easiest holiday to pair with wine. The weather is typically hot and sultry (unless you live in San Francisco like we do and then it’s cold and foggy) and the food is as all American as apple pie with … Read more