A Taster's Journey is a newsletter on food, wine and travel. After 15 years of studying, tasting, teaching, and selling wine, I created this newsletter to not only share my passion about wine, but of food and travel as well. Each month I hope to share wines that I am drinking, food that is in season, restaurants that I have enjoyed, and places I have traveled. Enjoy!"

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Wine of the month: Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Johannisberg Riesling ’03 ($15)

July 27th, 2004

The Finger Lakes in Upstate N.Y. is a popular region for Riesling wines, and Hermann Wiemer has consistently proven to be one of the best producers. Wiemer’s family has over 300 years of wine experience in the Mosel Valley of Germany, and in 1973 he began planting grapevines on the west side of Seneca Lake. This white wine is a dry Riesling with a light and delicate aroma of fresh fruits. The wine is elegant in taste, very smooth and clean with hints of lemon and apples. It’s a crisp refreshing wine that displays a perfect balance – a sure homerun for the summer.

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