Sometimes, the only way to really understand something is the roundabout way, via the tangential story and the illuminating metaphor.
Riesling is a challenge for a lot of people, and sushi is too when it comes to making a true wine and food pairing. Riesling and sushi share their suffering as wine world challenges, and we wine lovers naturally throw the two of them together, believing for some reason that clinging to one another, Riesling and sushi will suddenly float.
And they do! Especially if you order right, you can make a natural seafood and smoke match between sushi and Riesling. This class will taste a range of Rieslings with select sushi followed by dinner and dessert.
Tuna roll, California roll & shrimp tempura roll | Tuna, shrimp, BBQ eel sushi
Miso soup | Seaweed salad | Cucumber, avocado, sweet potato maki
WINE LIST (tentative)
Loosen Brothers "Dr. L" Sparkling Riesling (Central Rhine)
Chateau Tanunda Riesling (Australia)
Westport Rivers Riesling (Massachusetts)
Charles Smith "Kung Fu Girl" Riesling (Washington)
Firestone Riesling (Southern California)
Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay Riesling (Mosel)
Markus Molitor Spatlese (Mosel)
Poochi Poochi Sparkling Unfiltered Sake (Japan) with dessert
Teacher: Erika Frey