“It was the blue of the sky that caught him first: a rapturous, painfully pure spike of color that hooked his eyes like fish and reeled them upward into the heights.” — Josh Ritter
Blue Fish Riesling is a perfect wine for summer, ideal for sipping while lazily lounging around the swimming pool, or for those sorry wage-slaves, having a bottle chilled in the ‘fridge is a welcome reward for being stuck in traffic after toiling for The Man all day. Blue Fish Riesling is an easy drinking wine with gentle acidity and soft flavors of stone fruits like nectarines, peaches and apricots.
The food pairing for the dog days of sweltering summer is clearly Chinese or Thai takeout. No sense in heating up the kitchen on the hottest day of the year, and riesling pairs beautiful with the spicy heat and sweetness of Thai and Chinese cuisine. The music match is “Thin Blue Flame” from Josh Ritter from the album The Animal Years.
The details: 12.5% alcohol. Screw-cap closure. Appellation: Germany. Grape: riesling. Actual retail: $8-11 USD. Importer: Palm Bay International. The wine was a media sample provided by the importer for editorial consideration.
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