Sunday, July 6, 2008

When it rains it pours: Another Great Wine at an Incredible Price!

H.u.M. Hofer Gruner Veltliner Liter Bottle - by Bio-Weingut H.u.M. Hofer. Another value wine priced at $11.99 a bottle, but a LITER bottle, which is fantastic! This wine is no light-weight at 13% alcohol, but it tastes light and refreshing and crisp and ripe at the same time. This is classic Gruner Veltliner at its best. This is what we are drinking tonight after a day at the office (the store, on Sunday), and it is perfect. We're having broiled red snapper with brussels sprouts, but this wine is so versatile it would go with just about anything. Oh yes, it is wonderful with these thin slices of Piave cheese that I am munching on before dinner!

Value wines - they can be so lovely!


Samantha Dugan said...

Is that two empty bottles on your kitchen counter girlie?! Party a-n-i-m-a-l...(grin). I was thrilled to see multipal cases of the Hofer Gruner Veltliner come rolling in the back door this week. Not only is it a wine that the staff is ga-ga over but there are so many customers in love with it. Really delicious wine with a teensy little price tag.

Nancy Deprez said...

Hi Samantha!

Yes, I bought a bunch because Michael Skurnik the importer is already OUT of this wine; it is all at the distributor level now because of its overwhelming popularity. Last I heard WineWise only had 150 cases. I am already itching to buy another 10 cases, though I must restrain myself!

The pic of the 2 empty bottles was actually in Austria when we tasted the wine! They got us to taste it then said, "Sorry this wine is sold out!"

Samantha Dugan said...

Oh I hate it when they do that! Here taste this delicious cant have any!
When I saw that picture I thought maybe you had Amy over!