Saturday, April 15, 2006

Rheingauer Weinglas & "Flöte"

This is the type of wine bottles we call "Rheingauer Flöte" (flute). There are also matching glasses for white wine (as you see here), red wine and sprakling wine. What you see here is a "2005 Qualitätswein Riesling trocken" (a dry Riesling) from the winery of Schloss Vollrads. Also noticable is the glass cork than some wineries start using nowadays instead of the natural cork (it can have some impact on the taste of the wine).

Some wineries still use the "old" brown bottles as you saw in my little quiz last week. But especially for the "better wines" like Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Trockenbeerenauslese or Eiswein, they like to use the more elegant Rheingauer Flöte. I'll see if I can put a little photo wine guide together for you over the next weeks to show you the different kind of wines from the region...

14 Comments:

At 5:58 PM, Blogger Carlos said...

Interesting subject for a post, Nicola. Well illustrated with your nice picture.

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger Sandy said...

Happy Easter and cheers to you!

 
At 7:26 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Great idea for the photo wine guide. I look forward to it. I like the way the stones are reflected in the glass. Never heard of glass cork. Very nice picture.

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger heidi said...

This is a nice inviting shot. In answer to your question about the houses here in Wisconsin. I think it's really reasonable. Most houses rest on a huge back and front yard. None of the cities, except Milwaukee are too crowded and are just minutes from a wooded country scene or lake. Here is a link so you can get an idea of the prices and the house styles.

http://www.realtor.com/wisconsin/nbselwi.asp?poe=realtor

Thanks for the comment on my site.

 
At 11:54 PM, Anonymous lagatta à Montréal said...

Nicola, that Wein looks very yummy indeed. I've looked at the cartoons in the Wiesbadener Kurier by the fellow who does the Karl comics you featured in an earlier photo. Lots of wine themes there! (as well as the bird flu, of course...).

What local dish would that dry Riesling be served with?

 
At 6:17 AM, Blogger Jill said...

Very impressive!! The bottle and glass are great but the background really made the shot. Nice!

 
At 9:18 AM, Blogger Anna said...

very nice the reflection in the glass

 
At 9:41 AM, Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

lovely :)

 
At 12:39 PM, Blogger Lorraine said...

I'll have one of those please ;)

 
At 9:55 PM, Anonymous Emré said...

Pretty and neat shot! Looks delicious, too :-)

 
At 12:21 AM, Blogger Dustin said...

Looks so tempting!! I'm in the Beujolais / Côte du Rhône region of France so it's predominantly red, but this looks really nice!

 
At 7:28 AM, Blogger Lore said...

very nice composition!! and i love the little world of texture that creates in the glass of wine!!

 
At 10:02 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Carlos - thank you!

sandy - same to you!!

rob - I'll also have a post about the different corks at some point. There are differences there too.

heidi - thanks for your answer to my question! That's interesting!

lagatta - when you goo to a wine tavern here you'll get some hearty food to go with the wine like this real dark rye bread together with cheese or sausage. There is also something called "Spundekäs" which is cream cheese seasoned in a special way. I'll have to show you at some point. But besides that we actually eat a lot of pasta to it... :)

jill - thanks! That's what I really had hoped for :).

lorraine - no problem, just come over :).

dustin - we have some red wine here as well but the focus is really on white wine. Beaujolais is a good wine as well!

anna, sarah, emre, lore - thank you for your commets!

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger Maya said...

For sure I love the semi-dry reislings I bought last time when I visited you...I guess I prefer the sweeter ones than the dryer ones...I know what I would get next time again :-) Very informative, Nicola...

 

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