Blue Lifestyle

Home of James Beard Foundation Award winner Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential food, wine, spirits, and lifestyle personalities in the United States.

Spring Whites

With rosé wines covered last week, it's time we move on to whites. Spring is a wonderful time to start experimenting with new white varietals. There is nothing more refreshing on a beautiful spring day then a glass of bright crisp white. Some of the more atypical European varietals are especially satisfying this time of year. Try the Husch Vineyards 2007 Gewürztraminer from the Anderson Valley in California. This is a lovely wine; bright and spicy with lively acidity and juicy citrus. Another great wine is from Austria, Schloss Göbelsburg makes a nice Grüner Veltliner, from the Steinsetz Vineyard in Langenlois. A great example of “Grüner,” this wine is spritzy, lime-y and bright with clean fruit and lovely acid structure. From France, the Château de la Ragotière 2006 Melon, Sur Lie is unusual with edgy fruit; crisp, bright and lively. Also take a look at Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.

© Blue Lifestyle 2014