Here’s some wine for thought to lift up your spirits on a gray, rainy Monday in Michigan.
Resident wine expert Sandra Silfven on all things vino
Give the bottle a good chill, twist off the screw cap and pour yourself a summer refresher. This is modern Riesling — from the Mother Country and without any words to translate. This collaboration of Moselland in Bernkastel-Kues and U.S. importer Winebow, running $12-$13, is one smart wine from the flavors to the styling to … Continue Reading →
This Riesling from Chile may be your first experience with a Riesling from this part of the world, a place perhaps you never expected the cool-climate flagship of Germany to grown. Cono Sur “Bicycle” Riesling Valle Central Chile 2011, $12, is joy in a glass. It’s a cocktail of floral, citrus, jasmine and lime flavors, with … Continue Reading →
The recent Michigan Wine Showcase at the Rattlesnake painted a bright canvas of today’s Michigan wine industry — the vintners with lots of experience who keep trying new things, the newer wineries finding their groove … and brand new wineries finding their way. More from my notebook: The buzz at Chateau Fontaine and Black Star … Continue Reading →
Old Mission Peninsula, a straight shot up M-37 out of Traverse City, offers one of the easiest-to-drive and scenic wine trails in the state, and you can experience it yourself on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11 to 5 p.m., when the wineries pour the state’s signature grape for “Romancing the Riesling.” Details: Tickets are $15 … Continue Reading →
Cupcake Vineyards Dry Riesling Columbia Valley 2010, $9-$10: Cupcake Vineyards hits ’em out of the ballpark. Cupcake partners with vineyards all over the world to produce top-notch, affordable wines. And the grapes from Washington’s Columbia Valley make this one sing. It’s so true to form: grapefruit, pineapple, nectarine, white flowers and a blast of … Continue Reading →