Review – White Wine: 2011 Missing Spire Riesling, Michigan USA

The bottle.  Photo taken within the same historic building from whence the Missing Spire came. Real history.  Poetically written true tale. The back bottle’s story, showing the historic asylum, which has since been converted into shops, offices, and residential condominiums and apartments. Mildly effervescent like upon sipping.  Cools and soothing stimulation to the throat like…

Review – Sake: Divine Droplets, Japan

Who isn’t attracted to gold writing, especially in the elegant fashion of calligraphy brushes? Best enjoyed “on a sunny spring or summer day with blossoms on the trees.” – M.A.L. Fuller thicker taste, sweeter and richer upon first sip with a stronger alcoholic sensation than another of comparable ABV.  Mildly fruity, subtly honey-floral.  Mild yeasty-wheat…

Review – White Wine: 2011 Höpler Grüner Veltliner, Burgenland, Austria

A beautiful dash of grape (or “plum”) purple in the label gives pleasant contrast to the liquid color of lemonade-with-a-squeeze-of-lime. The nose might fool you into almost thinking you have a rosé in hand.  Complex blend of European fresh fruits, dry metallic minerals, and semisweet condiments.  Maybe slightly herbal too – mint? fennel?  The zip…