Nice one, Ttrockwood. You must come to the Mosel river area someday and drink your weight in (sparkling) Riesling. Btw, I think you mis-wrote Riesling. It happens all the time. I do it, too.
Well, I went hiking today from noon til 6pm and I was so tired that I devoured dinner and then I put up my feet to finish all the sparking red wine (for real, yes, sparkling red wine). Dinner was really simple: fried rice with mixed vegs and leftover giant meatballs. Would be even better with some Maggi sauce but I forgot to pick it up.
Lighting in the kitchen sucks I had to use to camera’s flash. One meatball was cut up into cubes. I also fried a whole bulb of fresh garlic and a big knob of ginger for the fried rice.
The Treis family is the only one who makes sparkling red wine in this town, according to Mr. Treis, who told me that himself.
We had only 20 minutes left to drink some Riesling at the Treis’ residence but his mother didn’t mind. Mr. Treis was in the shower, said his mother so she poured us the first standard Riesling and chatted whilst we waited. Mr. Treis came out and poured us a couple more Riesling and we chatted for too long about food, wine, beer, travels in Germany. We chose a bottle to take back to our lodging for dinner and wanted to pay for the tasting. Mr. Treis told us the price of the bottle (eur.9.50), we reminded him “plus the tasting” but he staunchly refused to let us pay for the tasting. I think he liked it when we mentioned we liked his Riesling Brut the other day. (This is Mr. Treis and his vineyards.)
Some photos from my hike today. We were lucky with the weather! Some parts of the trail are treacherous and if it was wet/muddy it would be dangerous.
THIS is the true meaning of the word Wanderlust. It is overused and romanticised in the English language. FYI, the word used in German language is “Ferhnweh” (literally “distance pain”, think of it as “a strong desire to be in a distant place”. Or to travel ).
Steep slope. The road is no longer visible. It’s supposed to be between the grass and the end of the vineyard.
Wine producing competence! Bremm can be seen in the distance.
Bremm with the famous river bend now clearly visible. Also, if you look closely there’s a ruin amidst the vineyards on left.
Zoom in on the Augustinian convent ruin (built in 12 century). We are going there tomorrow, rain or shine.