I am a member of private dinner club, and I have enjoyed this club for many years. Part of the charm of this group is that you and two other members are the host for an evening and then you dine on someone else’s dime for the rest of the year. Each group selects the restaurant and makes the decision regarding the menu for the evening.
For a couple of years, one of our members also had a membership in the Bavarian Club of Detroit. I am not even sure, if that is the proper name, but it is how we would refer to it. For two years running, I was able to enjoy the same type of wine from two different wineries.
The wines were from the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer district of Germany. They came from the town of Urzig, hence Urziger, just like someone from Detroit would be a Detroiter. They both came from the vineyard Wurzgarten, and they both were Spatlese designations. For the two years that we had dinner at the club, several of the members, me included found these wines to pair wonderfully with the cuisine of this club. Even though the wines had the Pradikat of Spatlese, they were not overly sweet which may have fought the flavors of the food.
I don’t make a claim to be an authority on any wine, but my knowledge of German wines may be the weakest, but I still try to learn. My own form of Continuing Education, where I am home schooled and I do appreciate the homework.