I don’t know. Instead, I drink wine like the Koster-Wolf (about $10 for a 1-liter bottle, available at Central Market) — light, low in alcohol, lemony, and cheap. Plus, it’s both food friendly and well-made enough to drink on its own. Think chilled, sitting on a shaded back porch in the evening just before the sun goes down. Or serve it with grilled or boiled seafood.
Trocken is the German designation for a dry wine, but don’t be confused. It’s not nearly as dry as Americans are used to. But this doesn’t mean that it’s unduly sweet. Rather, it’s balanced by the acidity in the wine -– as this one is, with the lemony flavor.
More wine notes:
• Scott Barber of the Mansion on Turtle Creek has been named Texas’ Best Sommelier for 2008 in the fourth annual competition. He received a $2,500 scholarship from the Guild of Sommeliers Education Foundation. Laura Atkinson of Horizon Wines in San Antonio was second, with a $1,500 scholarship, while Dallas residents Kim Wood of Pappas Bros. Steakhouse and D’Lynn Proctor of Wine’tastic tied for third, each receiving $1,000 scholarships.
• We’ve moved the weekly wine review to Wednesday from Thursday, as part of a package of upgrades we’re making on the blog. Look for weekly restaurant reviews on Friday, plus several other new features.