As it gets colder many of us keep our sanity by turning to the warmth of tannic red wines. While I am in favour of that, I also urge my fellow oenophiles (yes it’s a word) to not neglect a good harvest white wine.
Gewürztraminer & Riesling are perfect wines for this time of year and you don’t need to “Try a Little German” (please click on that link for a hilarious previous post) to find great examples. Ontario makes both dry and sweet Riesling and Gewürztraminer.
Gewürztraminer is one of the best words in the German dictionary. I consider myself lucky to have a reason to say it – I say it because it’s fun and I drink it because it’s tasty. If you don’t know how to pronounce it then this may be useful [ɡəˈvʏɐtstʁaˈmiːnɐ] but I highly doubt it (thanks Wikipedia for nothing).
The Red Brick Café is serving a dry Gewürztraminer from Strewn in Niagara. Get on down there and try a glass – or get to the LCBO and buy a bottle.
STREWN GEWURZTRAMINER VQA
LCBO 65359 | Price: $ 12.95