Sunday, June 8, 2008

Want Some Cheese With That Whine???

Sophie was right, us "humans" went to a wine fest yesterday! It was QUITE muddy but that meant less people, which meant more wine for US!

We went with some friends and had a blast. We went last year as well, and discovered a great winery near Brian's Mom's house, Grape Inspirations. They have amazing fruit flavors, and also two fantastic ice wines. I also really enjoyed Oliver Winery, which is near IU. Brian had been there while in college and we both like their soft white and soft rose.

We have been enjoying those wineries for the past year. This year, we discovered some new wines! The first are from Winzerwald Winery.

We got Schweizer Spice, which is compared to "pumpkin pie in a glass!" It tasted like a deliciously spiced Riesling. Speaking of which, we also got their Riesling, which was the perfect amount of sweet. The third wine we got at Winzerwald was Cherry Red, one of their gold-medal winners! We could have bought every wine we sampled there... I really liked them!

We also got a wine from Brown County Winery, the Cranberry Apple wine. It was great, fruity and zesty, but mild and drinkable... very very nice!

I think the pugs are jealous of our purchases... sorry, we can't share!!!


Ruby Bleu said...

Sounds like a fun day! I'm a big Riesling fan too! Hope you are all ok w/ the crazy weather!

Michele (& Ruby too)

Maggie & Mitch said...

The pumpkin pie wine sounds yummy! Maybe we should get some for Autumn wheelie?! We'll get her all bammed up and she'll wheel into the wall! hehehehe

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

Mom is a total wine NUT she loved this post. She would love to try that pumpkin riesling, holy moly!

Suki Sumo said...

Yum! And we're sweet wine people too! I love Riesling. The wine festival sounds fun. I wish we had more wineries in MN.

Jen (Suki's mom!)

Clover said...

Oh! It looks like your mom and dad had a fun time!! (Too bad you couldn't go with them.) Mom says she will look around at the wine store to see if they sell any of those wines your parents sampled...
Love Clover xo

Rachel said...

Oh, this sounds like tons of fun - we are big wine-os over here too.

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