Summer is here and so is the heat. Last year in this area we only experienced four days where the temperature exceeded 90 degrees F. This year we exceeded that in June, and now that July is here the humidity and the temperatures have both risen. Yesterday was 94 degrees. Today will be worse, but the outlook for the weekend is better. Basically, it's been cold beer weather.
Last winter we bought a mixed case of wine that contained a 2008 Barnard Griffin Riesling from Washington's Columbia Valley. You can check the original notes here. More popped up in the local market last week and two more came home with me. Once the weather cools this weekend there will be some ginger shrimp to go with this wine.