I am not on the road this week, since, well, you know, but nonetheless, I decided to re-blog a Sundays for Sebastian. Today’s comes from a little over eight years ago when Sebastian was four.
Sebastian is my eight-year old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people.
At times I often play the game of “Would you rather…” with the boys when I present them with two equally unappealing choices from which to choose.
Me: “Would you rather eat a live worm or kiss a girl on the lips for five seconds?”
Seba: “Easy. Eat the worm–that won’t kill me right?”
Me: “Probably not.”
Seba: “Would you rather go to work naked or shave off all your hair?”
Me: “Easy. Go to work naked.”
Seba: “Bursts out laughing. What?! You would? Are you crazy?”
Me: “I work from home.”
Seba: “Oh. Yeah. I did not think that one all the way through, did I?”
Dear Rusty, Jeff, and Gang,
I enjoyed our tasting earlier this month and especially the subsequent post on Feb. 26. Not realizing the connection on my end was poor, and that I missed the question about “Kabinett”, I will attempt to clarify.
Apparently, I was asked why the 2016 Burgberg was not labeled as a “Kabinett” wine.
“Kabinett” wine is the first level of German “Prädikat” wines, i.e., those that have elevated sugar levels, due to ripe grapes and winemaking skill. (The other Prädikat grades of heightened sugar content are Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, and Trockenbeerenauslese.)
German wines are classified by the amount of sugar (grams per liter, or g/l) each contains, Thus,
Dry: <9 g/l
Semi-Dry (Halbtrocken): <18 g/l
Kabinett: <45 g/l
Spätlese: <70 g/l
Auslese: <100 g/l
Also, German law requires a necessary must (sugar) content at time of harvest, but this story is for another blog!
Back to our 2016 Burgberg. It is a quite dry wine, at 3 g/l. Thus, it is not classified with a Prädikat grade, but as a "Qualitätswein". On the front label will be seen only the name of the vineyard (Burgberg), and often the appellation (Traben-Trarbach).
Hopefully this will clear up things a bit. Now on to drinking more good Riesling!
Richard Böcking Winery
Thank you so much for the explanation!