It's finally starting to feel a bit like spring. Spend a winter in Canada (even if it's just in Toronto) and you'll understand why we feel emaciated come March and absolutely starved for sunshine and warmth. Spring's scent has yet to arrive, but bright days like today are encouraging.
It's time to start thinking of what to drink for the summer. Because nothing signals warm weather like racy wines that stimulate and awaken the senses.
Rieslings, definitely, from Germany, France, and Niagara. Lighter pinot noirs as well, from Niagara and New Zealand. And definitely, definitely, Champagne, crémants, and various sparkling wines. Champagne will always be a constant in my home, all year round. Bubbles anytime, all the time baby!!
Riesling though, is the big one. Lots and lots of crisp acidity, backed by minerals, slate, and wet rock. Throw in some ripe fruit, and you understand what palatable paradise is. Refreshing and cleansing, but also enough complexity and intensity to marry well with any dish. Wow, I'm tickled just thinking about it.
So now, the only question that remains is who'll share these summer wines with me? Anyone interested? I have a lot of wines and I'm lonely.....................