I have nothing to talk about.
I have too much going on in my head and I don't really want to talk about any of it:
My son's graduation ... pending a passing grade on a Chemistry exam
My family coming to town for said graduation
Coming up on the fifth anniversary with my guy ... holy geez
My current job
Freelancing is a submit-wait game
So, let's talk about wine.
Last month I tried something new (for me) called Viognier. My expert called it "Chardonnay's Sexy Sister" ... uh no. Viognier is not awful ... just a little dry for my taste. I bought two bottles to try and after the first sip I knew it wasn't for me. Of course, that did not stop me from finishing the bottle :) I gave the second bottle away.
This month's wine is Riesling. This has to be the total opposite of Viognier because it is more sweet and acidic, and usually classified as a dessert wine. My expert says it's a great wine for picnics because of the relatively low alcohol content and it goes with anything. I like Riesling. I've only tried one and that was because my name was on the bottle and it was a very pretty bottle . I'm such a dork, I know.
Riesling is a major grape grown in New York State (believe it or not!). It is also produced in Washington State, Oregon, California, Austrialia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada. It's very popular in Germany and France as well. When looking for a Riesling, reach for those from the northern regions of wine growing countries. Expect to spend between $10 and $25. It pairs well with Asian food so this month's recipies are: Vegetable Sushi Rolls, California Sushi Rolls and Spicy Tuna Sushi Rolls. I love sushi but for real, I'm not making any.
While I was waiting for the end of May I was sipping on a Chardonnay-Riesling blend which I love. I'm looking forward to trying the different Rieslings. You should too.