Sunday, March 2, 2008
Sips and Bites.
My new favorite sandwich shop! Froma on Melrose. I had a tasting there this weekend with Veritas Imports. Four wines were paired with 4 different bites to eat. The standout was Domaine Stirn, Riesling, Alsace, France, 2006 ($24.99) with a Bosc Pear, Gorgonzola and walnut crostini. This Riesling is totally dry with lots of soft floral aromatics and a broad mouthfeel. It's not too lean or acidic, which is typical of Alsace (compared to German or Austrian Riesling).
Pictured is my friend Marcel, demonstrating proper tasting etiquette (to be discussed later this week).