Friday, January 31, 2014
The Willi Schaefer Graacher Dromprobst Riesling discussed in the post below this one had something very good to go along with it for Burns Night. In the bowl is a butternut squash bisque with a myriad of spices in it. There is cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper, dry mustard and brown sugar to name some of them. The flavors are complex and changing with every bite and the mace and nutmeg give this bisque a unique and wonderful aroma.
It was near perfect with the wine as it highlighted the sensation of the dry slate and amplified the fruit flavors as well. Just a wonderful match.
A personal note: For the next month or so postings here are likely to be much less than usual. Within the last two weeks I have lost unexpectedly a great friend since second grade, one of my very best friends and fellow Gordon Setter owner, and Scott, the last remaining dog from the title of this blog. Feel free to browse some of the older posts or to discover other folks who love food and wine as much as I do.
To close on a positive note I am awaiting the results of a breeding that will, with good luck, lead to a replacement puppy and all the happiness a pup brings along with it.