Germany took on England in the final of the European Under 21 Championship last night and I had neither English nor German wine in the house. A sad state of affairs. I opted for a wine from Alsace, the best I could do in the circumstances.
It was a good choice for a hot day. The Dirler Riesling from BBR was very dry with an almost savoury herbiness. The citrus was more grapefruit than lime and there was a petro-chemical element which became more obvious as the wine warmed up.
The wine was better than the game. I gave up at 4-0 and watched the tennis instead. Pass me a Pimms.