The latest about Gewurztraminer

    Lake Effect

    …, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc. They are later ripening varieties, especially the Cabernet.” The trick, he stressed, is taking advantage of the ripening curves of Finger Lakes grapes; in other words, the progression of sugar, aromatics and phenolic (compounds that affect the taste, color and mouth feel of wine) levels. As an example, offered California…

    5 readers - By Pennsylvania Vine Company

    Mini-reviews 63: Da Vinci, Fetzer, Villa Maria, Santa Cristina

    … California. This means less soft fruitiness and more earthiness, plus sangiovese’s tell-tale sour cherry. • Fetzer Gewurztraminer Shaly Loam 2012 ($8, purchased, 12%): This white wine won a platinum at the 2014 Critic’s Challenge, and  if that seems to be a bit of a stretch, it’s still an excellent example of an off-dry gewurtzraminer (though…

    4 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

    A Wine for Spicy Thai Food

    … and/or aromatic wines that have some sweetness (or residual sugar).  This is because the sweetness in the wine will cool and refresh the palate after each bite of fiery hot food.  Think about how refreshing it is to take a gulp of ice-cold beer after eating something spicy.  Gewürztraminer (especially one with a bit of sweetness) is one of those wines folks…

    16 readers - By Vindulge