I have never been much of a drinker anyway, and beer brewing was getting to be such a hassle. I decided to do a Riesling and an Australian Shiraz as my first kits and ordered them. To give myself an idea of what these should taste like when I get them and get them done I went to the grocery today and got a Blue Nun Riesling from the Rhine and a Yellow Tail Australian Shiraz. Tonight Grandmother decided to cook sauerkraut and wieners so I lightly chilled the Riesling. Just before we ate I had half a glass and it was really good, but the best part is by the time the meal was served my appetite was under complete control and for the first time in years I slowed down and enjoyed my food. The glass I had with supper made the flavors of the sauerkraut and buttery mashed potatoes explode off my pallet. I was concerned because it was advertised as a dry wine and I've only ever had sweet communion wines until two weeks ago when we served some off dry white, but I loved it, and the best part was I had a warm fuzzy feeling after that glass and one half.
I can't wait to make my first two kits. I have made Ed Wort's Apple Juice but it isn't ready to sample yet. It will be great to make a fine beverage without having to brave hot or cold weather, burn $10.00 worth of propane, watch for boil overs, and end up smelling like a bigfoot creature at the end of an all grain brewing secession. Oh, I will still brew may favorites from time to time, but scaled down so I don't have to do all that lugging and tugging.
My only question is, is the World Vineyard examples of these style as good as the commercial versions I bought (The Blue Nun and Yellow Tail)?
Drinking: Ed Worts Apfelwein, Store bought Bass, Salvator. Can't brew in Winter and I needed bottles.
Primary: Bass Clone Austin Home Brew Supply
Went down in a blaze of glory due to mold infection.
ON DECK: Moosebutt Faux Lager