I received a wunderbar question in zee e-mail und I think I should share mein answer with everyone because it’s about zee one day we all clink our glasses und say “cheers” – New Years Eve.
Hello little German,
A few months ago I tried my first glass of Schmitt Sohne Riesling and loved it. It’s not too sweet and I love how well it goes with a variety of foods. However, while I had the Qualitatswein, which is labeled “Crispy &Fruity,” I recently learned there are actually four Schmitt Sohne Rieslings. So far I have tried the Qualitatswein and the Kabinett (and I loved them both).
I am attending two events for New Year’s Eve, a dinner and then a party afterwards. For the dinner, guests are encouraged to bring a bottle of wine or dessert. I want to bring a bottle of Schmitt Sohne, but I am not sure which wine to choose. We are having a spread of Thai food.
I am also taking a bottle of wine to the party, where I know we will have a fondu pot with chocolate to dip cheeses and fruits.
Help, little German! I don’t want to be the person who brings a dessert wine to dinner!
Friends, I know Molly is not alone with this question, as I have had similar e-mails recently. Here is mein answer:
Danke for trying mein wines! I am so pleased that you enjoyed both of them.
It sounds like you will be having quite zee spicy meal for dinner! Normally, I recommend zee Qualitatswein for lighter foods, und it actually goes quite well with hot und spicy foods, too. But since you have had that one, why don’t you take zee Spatlese? It is amazing with Asian foods, und it will be a hit with zee dinner guests, so you might actually need an extra bottle!
As for zee party, I will give you two recommendations. Zee first is to bring along a bottle of mein Auslese. If you are like me und like to munch on zee cheeses, this wine will compliment those with it’s hints of apricot, honey und nectarine. Another tasty wine is zee Kabinett. It’s light bodied with a tart apple flavor, und will still pair well if you decide to eat a piece of fruit or two. Whether you choose zee Auslese or zee Kabinett, you can’t go wrong for zee party.
Danke for zee question, Molly! Be safe during zee celebration!