by Fred McMillin
for October 28, 1998

 

Best Buy of The Course

Steve Young

Steve Young Superbowl XXIX 1995

It is the best-selling off-dry white wine in the U.S.A.

It is America's best-selling version of this particular varietal.

It costs only $6.99.


The Rest of the Story

What white caused all the excitement in my class, being voted Best Buy of the course? Here it is.

1997 Gewürztraminer, Fetzer Vineyards
Grape Sources: Chiefly Monterey and Mendocino counties.
Other varietals: 15% Muscat, giving a pleasing floral boost to the aroma and flavors.
Acid-Sugar Balance: A high 0.75% acid pairs nicely with the 3% sugar...it's not too tart or too sweet.
Food Affinities—Smoked turkey; a multi-course Chinese banquet; salmon steamed in banana leaves at San Francisco's Singapore Straits Cafe; Kentucky Fried Extra-Spicy Chicken.
Contact—Phone (707) 744-1250, the office of Publicity Director, George Rose.


Canoes

Canoes at Big River-1986

 

Postscript

What do the photos have to do with this article? They were taken by a freelance photographer who was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize before he joined a winery. His name is George Rose!


 
About the Writer

Fred McMillin, a veteran wine writer, has taught wine history for 30 years on three continents. He currently teaches wine courses at San Francisco State and San Francisco City College. In 1995, the Academy of Wine Communications honored Fred with one of only 22 Certificates of Commendation awarded to American wine writers.

 

 

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