Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wine tasting Sunday

On Sunday we had an absolutely fun day, with sunshine, wine and lots of snack food that was dumped on the ground about 10 times because we had 1000mph winds.
We had planned a wine tasting about 3 months ago at the Arnold & Lang winery in Herxheim am Berg because, at a brunch, a friend of ours had us try this wine and we were totally crazy about it. This stuff tastes like crack and heaven made a baby and poured it in a bottle.
At Christmas time, I bought a case and we didn't even give any away as a gift because we drank it all like total lushes.

This place has a really cool atmosphere. It was built in the 1700s and a lot of it is still original and is just now starting to be refinished. In Germany, when a building is under Denkmalschutz it means that you have certain colors and materials that you have to use to remodel a historic building. When it is finished being remodeled, it will still look like it did when it was first built. You have to check out the progress they have made -- it's amazing.

The sun was shining all day, which made it a little difficult for pictures but perfect for the soul; it felt so good to be outside in the sun all day and to breathe fresh air. Enya had fun playing with the other kids and also with this humongous, lovable dog named Elvis. 
Christopher definitely had a nice time and he really needed a nice day like this to recharge his battery. This kind of outing was right up his alley.
We made plans to come back in the summer and to have a barbecue;  I am already looking forward to it.

  Christopher washed wineglasses down in the cellar so they could try the 6th and last wine of the day, which was a rose-colored wine still fermenting.

This winery is a an absolute New Comer and is tearing it up, winning awards left and right. It's cool to see how much fun they have, even if it is a ton of work -- I'm sure. 


If you're ever in the mood to have awesome wine and a great time learning about Arnold & Lang wine, then you have to book a tasting. Trust me, you won't regret it and you might want to hurry before there isn't any left. 

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