That's it! Both Saint M and Blue Nun are, well, blue. But wait; I'm confused. Once upon a time a wine guru explained to me that wine from Germany's Rhein river regions (Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Pfalz) were bottled in brown glass. So I did a little research. I possess a painfully boring book about German wine. I couldn't find anything in the book about traditional bottle-glass colors. I moved online and, perhaps not so unexpectedly, came up with some contradicting results:
"Confused? Well, the most famous German wines are instantly recognizable by special bottles:
Mosel = green; Rheingau, Rheinhessen and Pfalz = brown; And from the Nahe region = of course, blue."
"Clad in the traditional dark-blue Mosel bottle, this is perkier than the standard mosels from this spot, due to the superior riesling grapes in the blend"
"The color of a bottle of German wine telegraphs whether the wine is from the Rhine River valley (brown) or the Mosel (green)"
Let me get this straight. Mosel bottles are traditionally green or blue? However, Saint M, from the Pfalz is blue. And aren't Pfalz Rieslings supposedly clad in brown glass? Perhaps Saint M's blue glass is designed to stand out from the crowd (it worked, I purchased a bottle).
Not that this is terribly important; however, I would like to know, if there are indeed traditional glass colors for Germany's wine regions. If you are a German wine lover with this bit of trivia lying in your brain, please enlighten me.
And, while we're on the topic of German wine bottles, can you tell me what's up with the Bochsbeutel?