Friday, September 28, 2012

Wine Fest Fun

We went to a wine festival in a small town not too far away from where we live last weekend.  It's situated on the Deutsche Weinstrasse (German Wine Road, basically) because the entire region is known for it's wine production.  And let me tell you, Germans know how to make excellent wine! It's some of the best I've ever had.  Sure, France and Italy are good. But man, there's just something about German wine that I love.

Wine and Church
I wish I was a wine connoisseur so I could more accurately express what I think are the qualities I love about it.  But I'm a poor ignorant country girls so I just drink what I like. Hehehe :)

Beautiful arched side street. Those are grape vines, not just random creeping foliage.
One of the other things that was great about this festival was the food.  It's so much better than American county-fair type food!! They have sit down places, like below, that serve food on real plates and it's all made to order and everything smells so darn good! I didn't think I'd learn to love the food here as much as I do, but man I'm going to miss getting good jaegerschnitzel whenever I want it.
Wine and food tent. Everything smelled amazing!
Instead of gorging ourselves (I had dinner going in the crock pot at home, silly me) we just decided to get some bratwurst and crepes on the go.  For the record, my crepe was better.  It was chocolate and banana. The hubs had marzipan in his. Blech :)

Good wine!
 If you ever go to a wine, or any other festival really, in Germany there's something you should know about the glassware.  When you purchase a beverage, you may notice the price being a little be more than what the price of the drink is. That's because you're in essence paying for the glass in advance.  If you don't want to keep the glass, just take it back to the place you obtain your beverage and they'll give you the deposit back.  If you want to keep the glass, just keep walking and use it at the next stand. It's awesome!
Keeper glasses
Better wine!

Anyway, just thought I would share our awesome day trip to a wine festival.  I hope I can do many more lovely German festivals before we leave.