Crossing Borders - The Wines of Germany and Bordeaux

While history between France and Germany has been a storied one, these days relations between the two countries has been much more amicable. Often described as the "twin engine" or "core countries" of the EU, France is Germany's closest and most important partner in Europe. Thanks to the Élysée Treaty, signed by President de Gaulle and Federal Chancellor Adenauer on January 22nd 1963, which laid the foundations for this good will between the neighboring countries, they have both been supported by the Franco-German Cross-Border Cooperation Committee since January 2020.

In the spirit of the friendship between the two countries, we thought it would be fun to enjoy some wine from the two neighbors. We have lined-up a second tasting of wines from German and Bordeaux for later in the month, at which time we're going to broaden your mind and do some wines from those regions that are sometimes overlooked (more on that in a few weeks!), but for this tasting, we're going to do some tried-and-true classics.

First up: A side-by-each offering from the same producer. We'll do Dr. Loosen's Dr. L Riesling alongside Dr. Loosen's Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett. These are not your grandmother's over the top sugar bomb Rieslings and we think you're going to be pleasantly surprised!

For our Bordeaux offerings we'll start with Grand Vin Gonet-Medeville Cru Monplaisir, by female producer Julie Gonet-Medeville and then finish with Chateau Paveil De Luze Margaux because, well, it's awesome!

Much like France and Germany, we'll be collaborating with ClinkDifferent, an organization dedicated to the wines of these two countries, and we'll have special guest Ashley Broshious, Advanced Sommelier and Wine Educator, in house pouring for us all.

See you Wednesday!

The Wine Shop Team

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