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22 August 2006

Summer Top 5

Kasem The recent fork-jab inducing top 10 wines ordered during '05 in US restaurants got me thinking.  What are the top 5 summer wines I've sampled since the summer equinox (6/21)?  Here they are - let's let Casey count 'em down:

  1. Hirsch 'Heiligenstein' Riesling 2005 (imported by Skurnik Wines)
  2. Marquis de la Tour Rose (imported by Palm Bay Imports)
  3. Hidalgo 'La Gitana' Manzanilla Sherry (Never tried Sherry? - you're really missing something)
  4. Principiano 'Sant' Anna' Dolcetto d'Alba 2004 (imported by Vias)
  5. Högl 'Ried Schön' Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2005 (imported by Winemonger)

Tell me - do you have a top 5/top 3/top 10 for summer '06?  We're also accepting long-distance dedications.

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I think the Tres Ojos rosé takes the cake this summer. But I've also enjoyed Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay.

Coming in at number 3 is all the good beer I've drunk. All of it. :)


1) 2005 Dveri-Pax Eisenthur: Slovenian Pinot Grigio/Furmint blend. Coolest packaging, label, and bottle as well. I love everything about this wine. Their Sauvignon Blanc is awesome, too.

2) 2004 Whidbey Island Winery Siegerrebe: an off-dry wine from grapes grown on the Puget Sound. Smells so pretty and tastes so yummy. A joy to drink and about as local as you can get.

3) 2005 Hofer Gruner Veltliner: a one-liter chug-a-lug jug with a bottle cap top. What's not to love?

Dr. Vino

Man, Casey looks great! I thought this was his pic here

I had a fun summer 10-pack--or was it a full case?

But I will add this for you Beau since you are a sherry fan: La Cigarrera, a manzanilla from Sanlucar de Barrameda. Yummmy! Try with gambas...

R Weaver

Top Five Wines of Summer with Illinois Prices.
05 Domaine de Saint Antoine Rose $7.99
04 Don Rodolfo Torrontes $8.99
04 Terrasola Sauvignon Blanc/White Granache $9.99
04 Artazuri Garnacha $7.99
05 Nuove Frontiere Moscato d’Asti DOC $8.49

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