Gruner in my Glass

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Folio WineMakers.

I love coming home and finding wine on my doorstep. I previously wrote about visiting Folio WineMakers with Thea on the last vacation Matt and I took to CA.  We enjoyed the wines and purchased a few bottles between us. I was pleasantly surprised to get a phone call from someone at Folio telling me they had wine for me and could they come by my house to drop it off. When I opened the box, I was doubly delighted to find two bottles of Gruner Veltliner. I don’t drink a lot of Gruner, but I must say I do enjoy them! Tonight we tried the 2007 Laurenz & Sophie Singing Gruner Veltliner from Austria. It had a screw cap closure, clocked in at 12% alcohol by volume, and retails for $12.99.

On the nose I found white pepper, pineapple, tropical notes, pears, tinned pears, and herbs.  In the mouth I got herbs, spice, citrus, tinned pears, tinned peas, and lemon sour candy.  This is another wine I’d classify as a “drink while making Thanksgiving Dinner” wine. It fits the bill of what I’m looking for—light, sprightly, inexpensive, and tasty.  Though this year I’m not hosting Thanksgiving for the first time in 4 years! I’m hosting Christmas instead…so maybe I’ll have to think again and call these “Christmas dinner prep” wines! Anyway, at $12.99, it’s a screaming bargain and I see that Folio is offering free shipping if you buy 6 bottles of wine!




5 Responses

  1. That’s an amazing deal for a Gruner Veltliner with the qualities you describe. I’ve been a fan for some time now and always scan restaurant wine lists for something new – they work as a perfect aperitif or sitting along side a seared scallop appetizer.

  2. I really need to drink more Gruner. i’ve only had a few, but i really enjoyed them.

    thanks for reminding me of this different white!

  3. […] I tried, though for bang for you buck I’d highly recommend the Laurenz . and Sophia Gruner I tried earlier this […]

  4. Слушайте, ну сколько можно уже праздновать!? Уже как-то поднадоели эти праздники, наверное правы были те, кто советовал куда-нибудь ехать, а не ерундой страдать все 10 дней. Уже реально делать нечего – дома прибралась, отмыла и отчистила всё что только возможно, встретили всей толпой Хэппи Нью Еар, отошли от его отмечания, доели и допили всё, что осталось от новогодней пьян.. ночи 🙂 Отошли от доедания и допивания, съездили на природу, на шашлыки, покатались на горных лыжах, поиграли в боулинг, в кинотеатре поглядели Аватар, покатались с горок на ватрушках, маму с папой навестила. Сегодня утром проснулась и осознала, что впереди ещё 5 дней отдыха. Чем заняться ещё, уже ума не приложу. Кто вообще чем занимается в этот мини-отпуск, поделитесь со мной идеями.
    ЗЫ И правда говорят, что десять дней отдыха – это удар, но не только по экономике страны, но и про нам самим)))

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