Riesling and Ham is a delicious and traditional Easter wine, food and holiday pairing. Stop by Lake Geneva Country Meats on Easter Saturday and try Rieslings (as well as a few other bottles) for your Easter meal. We’ll sample a variety of Rieslings ranging from dry to sweet from all around the world. Check out the list of scheduled wines:
• Pacific Rim Dry Riesling – Columbia Valley, WA – $9.99
A dry Riesling with flavors of citrus, jasmine and minerals. Has consistently won Best Value awards from both Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator.
• Jim Barry Lodge Hill Riesling – Clare Valley, AUS – $14.99
A single vineyard Riesling from one of Australia’s oldest producers with vibrant grapefruit and lime flavors with a bit of an oily note on the finish. 94 points from The Australian wine review.
• Giesen Riesling – Marlborough, NZ – $9.99
A Riesling made by German immigrants to New Zealand. Moderately sweet with citrus, white flower and lemon curd flavors and aromas.
• Willow Crest Riesling – Yakima Valley, WA – $11.99
A new product to the store from the wine group that produces our best selling Riesling, Washington Hills, this is wine from one of Washington’s premier growing regions, Yakima Valley. Richly aromatic with orange and peaches prevalent among other tropical fruits. 90 points Tasting Panel.
• Dr. Hermann “H” Riesling – Mosel, GER – $15.99
A value priced offering from one of Germany’s more prestigious producers, this is a moderately sweet Riesling that combines German minerality with rich, full sweet fruit flavors. Very well made wine.
• Monchoff “Slate” Riesling Spatlese – Mosel, GER – $19.99
Grown from blue slate soil that you see on the label, this is top quality German Riesling. Full of grapefruit and peaches balanced with a rich acidity and minerality from the soil it grew in. 92 points Wine Spectator.
• Chateau Grande Cassagne Rose – Costieres de Nimes, FR – $9.99
A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, this is a lovely wine from the South of France. Fresh, light, strawberry and cherry flavors. 87 points Wine Spectator.
• Hess Pinot Noir – Central Coast, CA – $11.99
Value priced Pinot Noir from the Central Coast of California that sources fruit from prestigious wineries in the Hess family of wines. Aromas and flavors of raspberry and dark cherry with medium body and a touch of oak spice on the finish. 93 points Wine Review.
• Enza Prosecco – Prosecco, IT – $12.99
Green apple, pear and floral notes in this Italian sparkling wine. Perfect for Mimosas. 88 points Tasting Panel.
This free tasting is not to be missed, so get here early! All wines are subject to availability and you must be 21 to enjoy.