Riesling for Celebrating life: Casa Marin Cartagena Riesling

We have a love hate relationship with Riesling. That said, we are still young and learning the ways of the world of wine. This was gifted to us and really hit the spot on one of those desperate Friday's at 20.05 when the Alko (the only place where you can purchase wine in Finland) had closed at eight but the sun was shining and it deserved a small celebration. This was a bit more pricey, but it's cool and crisp and not to sweet. I do not have a sufficient vocabulary to describe wine but I will say this: enjoy this wine with Seafood, Fish (Thai take-out) or by itself.

Tämä riesling oli kuiva, raikas eikä yhtään liian makea--mainittakoon, että hieman hintavampi. Kyseinen viini pelasti meidät yksi ilta kun Alko oli jo mennyt kiinni mutta teki mieli juhlia hieman kauniita auringonsäteitä jotka tulvivat ikkunasta sisään.  Kokeilemisen arvoinen viini, joka sopisi hyvin kalaruokiin tai apertiiviksi.  Meillä on nyt kova yritys meneillään löytää uusia viinejä, ettei juoda aina niitä samoja seuraavat 70-vuotta meidän elämästä. Jos olet kiinnostunut viineistä, suosittelen kokeilemaan.

I don't know much about Wine but I often take comfort in one simple fact: I have a lifetime to learn and experiment and discover what others have discovered before me, with fresh eyes. There is nothing wrong with ignorance when you have a willingness to learn. If you have no interest in wine then may you have a strong interest and passion in something else that makes you happy. Happiness should be grabbed in any form, be it wine, be it the mundane or the sublime.

Don't wait for it just embrace it.

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