Getting ready to head off with my posh car fridge.
Sorry kids, no room for juice boxes.
Heading to the shack in East Gippsland. A day and a half drive from the Barossa. Three kids and a puppy in the car. Girlfriend, two kids and a puppy in the other car. Jeez we better drink well.
I selected a dozen lighter reds and a box of riesling.
You might be interested in what I chose as I know all our wines very well – I made most of them! (with the able assistance of 'Gregory the Helpful German' of course).
Most will be chilled unless we come across a cool night. Even, God forbid, a block of ice and the occasional squeeze of lemon. Horror!
I recommend you experiment with this – especially in summer. All you are doing is adding citric acid. We use it in winemaking all the time.
Some of the wines will go down beautifully on a winter’s night in front of a fire – warm and smooth. On the balcony of the beach shack in 35-degree heat is a different game – I want higher acid for tighter, more refreshing wines.
And there is nothing wrong with watering down your drink a bit – I don’t recommend falling off the jetty. A little math will tell you that adding 5% water to a drink that is 14.5% will result in a drink that is 13.8%. Less falling…
The Riesling is clean and tight - perfect for summer days. Will easily sustain a block of ice and retain flavor.
Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year. And a little break, as good as mine promises to be.
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