Friday, February 8, 2013


"It's good to be just plain happy; it's a little better to know that you're happy; but to understand that you're happy and to know why and how...and still be happy, be happy in the being and the knowing, well that is beyond happiness, that is bliss."
Henry Miller, The Colossus of Maroussi

This 2006 Weingut Brunndlmayer Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal Terrassen from Austria didn't result in bliss, but it certainly made me very, very happy on a cold but sunny February afternoon with a crab spread, some crackers and a few slices of salami picante.  Six years out from the vintage its shoulders have broadened a bit with maturity but it remains a delicious and giggle producing wine.

2006 Weingut Brunndlmayer Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal Terrassen.  12.5% alcohol and $16 a couple of years ago.

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