It's that time of year again when the holiday parties can be as difficult to keep track of as those Pokemon Go-esque hop stops to and fro homes on Thanksgiving. What does one wear? How cold is it going to be? Can we possibly get from Manhattan to Brooklyn in a half hour? Is anyone from my job going to be there? Do I have to bring anything?
Well I'll let your local meteorologist and über app determine a couple of those questions while I offer up a plausible option for a great gift to bring to your intended host. This is a great season to discover and gift new wines as they are festive and suitable for toasting, communal imbibing and creating outright revelry. I recently received a bottle of a riesling from Pacific Rim that struck me as inviting as it was soiree appropriate.
Pacific Rim Dry Riesling, 2014 from the Columbia Valley is a wonderfully light and fresh riesling. The aroma is both citrusy and sweet with a dry flavor profile the has delicate nods of summery citrus and peach and a deep subtle undertone of herbal jasmine. It's perfect to go with all that you may find on the table at a holiday function like vegetable crudités, meat & cheese or sushi platters.
It's also important to have a great white on the table since not everyone can stomach red wine. For those that can and those that enjoy the warmth of both, Pacific Rim Dry Riesling, 2014 is a vibrant choice that is a neutral stunner and also a white wine winner.
Pacific Rim Dry Riesling, 2014 is available now at your finer local wine, alcohol and spirit retailers. Pick up a bottle today and don't show up empty-handed!