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Happy Hour: Dr. Beckermann Piesporter Michelsberg

This weekend Jimmy and I headed to our friend's house for a night of poker, wine, cheese, snacks, home brew and more. We all bought in to the game at $20 a piece and I was out way sooner than I anticipated (I had 2 kings and there was nothing but junk showing, what were the odds that the other guy would have 2 aces, especially since another guy had 2 aces in the hand before?!?), which was maddening, but did allow me to take the time to peruse the wine and snacks selection. One of the wines, Dr. Beckermann Piesporter Michelsberg Qualitätswein which was picked up at Trader Joe's for under $5, ended up being super nice and refreshing. It was definitely one of the sweeter rieslings, but nice, not syrupy. It had hints of pears and peaches, but was lacking a mineral/acidic quality. I felt that it would pair well with a spicy dinner, and luckily there wasn't that much left, as I probably would have unknowingly drank the entire bottle. Not worth going out of your way to track down, but if you see it, definitely pick up a bottle (or two).

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kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
Sounds like a great wine. And since the Trader Joe's just down the street is opening this week, I can finally enjoy all these great cheap-y wines! Hurrah!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
i see these trader joe wines in all my parents dinner parties, they love them all!
chatoyante chatoyante 10 years
This sounds great, will have to try! I'd also recommend Henry (winery)'s Muller Thurgau. It's refreshing and slightly sweet.
SU3 SU3 10 years
mmmm... I'm gonna write this down for future references... Thanks Yum! :)
bobcatsteph3 bobcatsteph3 10 years
Oh man! If only I was headed to Trader Joe's today instead of yesterday! I had a bottle of this in my hand but chose Dr. Beckermann Auslese Rheinhessen, and Trader Joe's Moscato at the recommendations of their wine guy to go along with cheesecake and fruit desserts. Well even though it's an hour or 1.5 hour trip for me to get to a Trader Joe's I always make the trip for the fantastic finds, I'll have to write this down for a future shopping trip for sure! Thanks! And sorry about the aces over your kings, bad break!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I've heard good things about the Trader Joe wines before. I'll have to seek one out!
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