Old Mission Peninsula

September 6th, 2010 by Jeff

Wines featured in today’s show:

  • Chateau Grand Traverse Riesling 2008  (~$17)
  • Chateau Grand Traverse Pinot Noir Vin Gris 2008  (~$17)

Show synopsis and recommended food pairings from The Som:

Bovee often complains that I talk about wines that no one can find at their local wine shop.  I want to be sorry about that but just can’t find the energy.  That is what Zipp’s is all about after all:  wines off the beaten path.  You don’t need me to point you at the mass produced crap that any moron can find.  I’m sharing with you all the stuff I live for…the stuff that turns me on the most:  unique wines.  I beg of you…if you are only drinking Napa cabs, you are really cheating yourself because there are world class gems out there for under $20.00.

Little Known Fact:  Did you know that every state in the union has a licensed and bonded winery?  Start with those and find your own local gem.  And if you happen to stumble across one from Old Mission Peninsula, make sure to say “Yes” to Michigan.  Say Yes!

When I went in search O’ a good food pairing for these wines, almost every single recipe seemed to contain only four things:  salt, pepper, flour and thyme.  Yawn.  Wake me when it’s over.   I finally found this taste treat you can rub all over your white bass.  It should work wonderfully with the well balanced fruitiness of the Whole Cluster Riesling.  Nothing better than a bit of heat being met with a kiss of sweetness and acidity.

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