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: Huber Gruner Veltliner ’03 ($12)

August 15th, 2004

Gruner Veltliner is on the most popular white wines from Austria. Huber has produced a very reasonably priced one that is delicious. It is a light straw color with a fresh citrus aroma. Although this is a simple crisp wine, it has plenty of character. This Gruner Veltliner has layers of flavors: lime, green grape, peach, and a touch of green grass. I first tried this wine with a plate of fried oysters, and it was heaven. This wine would also pair well with any seafood, grilled vegetables, and spicy Thai food.

This wine is pretty well distributed, however if you can not find it, ask your retailer to suggest an alternative. Chardonnay is not the only white wine, have fun and experiment.

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