Last week was a big week for me—full of late nights at the office, soup and heated leftovers for dinner, and alarm clocks that buzzed too early in the morning. There was added stress to the week because the project I was working on was one of the biggest that my immediate supervisor will work on this year, and it was the first time that I was running a project like this one. If things didn’t work properly, I would be responsible for making both my immediate supervisor and myself look bad. So, I spent the last few weeks preparing, making sure that I worked out all of the nitty gritty details, could answer obscure questions about the project, and was prepared for the unexpected. My coworkers assured me that the controlled chaos before a big project like this was normal, and they all were amazing in how they helped me when I needed it. All in all, I think The Big Boss was happy with the results, and by Thursday night, the last day of this stage of the project, I was exhausted. All I wanted to do was to come home, get in my day’s run, eat dinner, and relax with Hubby and a glass of wine that I was sure would hit the spot—a 2008 Paul D Grüner Veltliner.
The 2008 Paul D Grüner Veltliner (winery, snooth) was 100% Grüner Veltliner. The wine was a medium gold color with some visible bubbles. On the nose, there were peaches, Lifesaver candies, limes, oranges, and a hint of pineapple. In the mouth, there were limes, mandarin oranges (not the syrup, just the oranges), and Lifesaver candies. The wine had a light body, bright acidity, and a touch of spritziness that adds to the freshness.
Is this worth a glass after work? It’s worth more than one! What are you waiting for? At $10, this wine was a steal. It not only was perfect to pair with a light meal, but also deliciously enjoyable on its own. I first tasted this wine when preparing for the “World Tour of Wine” tasting I put together for work, and I fell in love with it immediately. Since then, I brought it a party, where my friend and her husband couldn’t get enough of the wine, saying several times how easy it was to drink because it was fresh, fruity, and didn’t taste like drinking an alcoholic drink. I have also opened a few bottles at home for my own enjoyment, and the bottle I opened on Thursday night was a nice compliment to the lemon pepper chicken with steamed carrots and green beans that Hubby made for dinner. If you see this wine, you should definitely grab it. You won’t be disappointed.