The Amazing Wines of Germany!

May 8, 2013
Hosted by Kimber Stonehouse

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Episode Description

Germany has some of the most amazing wines in the world; however, here in the States, it's often relegated to the 'Sweet' wine category. A huge disservice to their amazing wines! In this episode, we'll rediscover Germany. Their wines, their history, and yes, most of the their amazing wines are Riesling. Did you know that Riesling is one of the best food pairing wines available? You do if you've been listening to me for very long! I LOVE Riesling, but early in my career, I had only been exposed to overly sweet, American-style Riesling. Join me this week in learning the flavor profile of that fantastic grape. How and why it's my 'go to' for food pairings, and even a little geography about the region. Like how they shouldn't have EVER planted those vineyards in the first place! German wines are some of the most transparent & complex wines; their winemakers are truly devoted their sense of place. If there's a question you have for us, email it to AroundtheWorldinaGlass@hotmail.com

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Around the World in a Glass explores the wine and alcohol beverage regions of the world. We focus on a region, grape or style, and answer questions such as what makes it so special, where it is, what style of wine or beverage produced, and how to understand the labels. Our winery and regional guests talk about their wines and regions, we discuss specific wines from that region, and take part in tasting wines from there. In addition, we'll answer your questions, discuss stemware, wine and food pairings, places to eat, and tours or features. Some of the regions we'll explore are Champagne, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Burgundy, Loire, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Rhone, and many more. We’ll also feature other beverages besides wine, including Single Malt Scotch, Well Aged Rum, Gin, Tequila, Mescal, Cognac, Vodka and more regional and style explorations.

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Kimber Stonehouse

Kimber Stonehouse

Kimber Stonehouse is the Director of Operations at Sportsman’s Fine Wine and Spirits, Arizona’s privately owned, premiere wine and spirits shop. Kimber loves the nuances of food and wine pairings, and has a fondness for Single Malt Scotch and well-aged Rum, in addition to other tasty beverages. Kimber believes that Champagne, and bubbles in general, go with all foods and should not be limited to celebrations or special occasions. Kimber is a Certified Specialist of Wine, an expert on crafting cocktails, and has written several industry articles, including “How to Host a Beer Tasting” and “What’s so Special about Bubbles and Champagne.” Kimber was selected by the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation to Australia to explore their wine regions. In her current role at Sportsman’s, Kimber continually attends wine and spirits classes and tastings and is responsible for the food menu and wine list changes. These changes require staying current on new wines, balancing flavor profiles with price, quality and interest, and matching the food menu. Each week, Kimber will highlight wonderful wines, champagnes and cocktails, and will focus on the right food pairings to make every meal a delight.

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