In Texas, we have a maximum of three weeks of spring weather and it's usually spread across several months during which we lurch forward into summer and back into winter at random. So when we get a sunny and 75 day, you have to capitalize on it. 

Drier rieslings are the perfect companion for a spring day. Their high acidity and lower alcohol levels make them ideal for a leisurely lunch on the patio. On the label look for descriptors like Trocken (German for dry), Kabinett (indicates grapes picked early in the season), or even Spatlese (grapes picked later in the harvest with a little more ripeness). 

This Spatlese Riesling from Willi Schaefer has some sweetness to it but it's perfectly balanced by acid and at just 7.5% ABV, it's easy to drain a glass or three. Grab some from the shop today!

April 12, 2023 — Chase Beakley