Cruising the (Rhein) Rhine River
Get ready to set sail on a virtual cruise up the Rhine River. Landing in Amsterdam you will board the ship for a fun filled day of wine tasting along with some small bites to accompany the wine. Rhine wines or wines from Germany have had a varied history from great to absolutely awful until fairly recently where they are trying to regain some of that past greatness.
We will start our virtual cruise with a Brut Sekt, which is sparkling wine usually made from the Riesling grape. From there cruisers will have the opportunity to sample wines from different regions and also some varietals that may be unfamiliar. The first flight that participants will be able to compare is a dry (trocken) to a sweeter (Spatlese) Riesling, and then sample Rieslings from a couple different areas. We will end the afternoon with a tasting of a Sylvaner, which is a white varietal from the Franken area, and a German Pinot Noir.