BOSTON – From April 7th through 9th, Wines of Germany will take part in the Cochon 555 Boston Bespoke Weekend, which this year brings together the worlds of agriculture, cuisine, academia, and creativity.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, April 7th with an evening of art, music, and top chefs. Wines of Germany will present a “Taste The New” exhibiting table, showcasing a range of German wines.
On Saturday, April 8th, Wines of Germany will be the exclusive sponsor for a Ramen & Riesling lunch during the launch of Cochon 555’s “Food Talk” series, which explores topics related to the food and restaurant industries with members of the trade and media. “Enjoy delicious wines paired with delicious ramen at our Pop-Up Ramen Bar and taste varietals at the Wines of Germany table!” says the sponsor.
On Sunday, April 9th, Wines of Germany will participate in Cochon555’s main event, pouring a selection of German wines at a “Taste the New” exhibiting table and sponsoring the Ramen Pop-Up Bar.
Western Germany’s sunny Pfalz region is home to the Deutsches Weingor Coop, 400 family growers who’ve been making wines for more than 110 years. This lovely Riesling from Niederkirchener offers great balanced acidity, mineral notes and full-bodied fruity flavors such a peach and lemon. The region ‘s growers seek to preserve a healthy environment, implementing complete soil analyses more than 10 years ago. They also implemented complete pheromone output over all vineyards to avoid chemical spraying against insects. This helps to protect what they call “useful creatures” in the vineyards. No GMOs are used. Fertilizer usage was reduced to protect ground water.
Blue Fish, they proudly note, is on the “TOP 100” list of imported brands in the US. It’s approachable and delicious. We were happy to discover dry Rieslings (as opposed to the more familiar sweet ones). These work well with Asian foods, seafood, sushi and creamy pasta dishes. This particular wine comes in a royal blue bottle with a handsome contemporary logo. It received Wine Enthusiast’s inclusion in the Top 200 Best Buys of 2014 and 89 points.
Blue Fish offers great value, silky, nutty and sunny, and would make a great wine by the glass, offering value to diners and restaurants alike.
From a vineyard in the south of Germany, the Franz Keller 2010 Pinot Blanc began its journey on small, steep terraces in soil and volcanic ash. The grapes were hand picked. The wine, dry and elegant, has 13 percent alcohol and hints of citrus, almonds and elderberries. The full, round wine has a lingering finish and pairs well with shellfish, poultry, and pastas with rich sauces. Visit http://www.franz-keller.de/en/home/weingut/kaiserstuhl/