Of course, you can also opt to ‘cook’ as well, say a nice chicken salad, or some shellfish with a nice Dijonaise dressing over greens, all paired with a nice heirloom tomato salad. Now that sounds both cooling and freaking delicious. The only thing missing is a great, powerful, rich yet bright and minerally Austrian Riesling!
Now, before you jump down my throat, let me just say that I am dismayed by the prices some of these wines are fetching, but that doesn’t make them any better or worse. It simply changes their value proposition and that is something I will leave to each of you. I can’t say these are killer values, but they are unique expressions of the beauty that is Riesling, so give them a try when you can; hot weather optional!