I hope all of you are having a great start to the week. I hope your day is going well. If not, have a glass of Trockenbeerenauslese! It will make you feel a whole lot better. Whether you are staring at the clock at your 9-5, in class listening to boring lectures, at home taking care of a baby that just won’t stop crying…have a sip of this delicious dessert wine at the end of the day and you will feel just a little better. Well, it works that way for me anyway. And even if you are having a great day of a great week, this will add a wee bit of awesomeness to it.
I woke up at noon today. I don’t know why I’m so tired. I am not really in the mood to go to work today. It’s just one of those days I just want to sit home and relax, or go out and do something crazy….anything but going to work to slave over the hot ovens, chop my day away, deal with all the madness of the kitchen…I mean, I’m not saying I don’t enjoy my work…I’m just having one of those “I’M NOT IN THE MOOD TO WORK” days.
So I just poured myself a glass of Trockenbeerenauslese to start my day, before I head off to work. And you know what? I do feel a little better. Going to work is more bearable after having a glass.
I am not much of a drinker, but I enjoy the occasional dessert wines and fruity cocktails. I picked up this bottle of Trockenbeerenauslese at Trader Joe’s this weekend. It is one of my favorite dessert wines on a budget ($19.99). The first time I’ve heard about this wine was in Wine Studies Class back in culinary school. The course was only three weeks long, met three times a week, and we sampled on average, a good dozen different wines per night. We went over TBA (abbreviated) and other German wine styles (based on sugar content), but it wasn’t one of the wines we got to taste. So I was excited when I came across it at Trader Joes at such an affordable price.
I had high expectations for this wine. The grapes used to make this wine, are individually handpicked. It’s usually somewhat pricy, a few hundred bucks a bottle. That is a bit out of my price range. So when I found a bottle for $19.99, I had to get it. I can’t compare it to the higher quality ones since I’ve never tried them. But for the price I’m paying, I can’t complain. It’s still so good!