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Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP): Every Tuesday, I re-post a past post that I think is relevant and that you’ll enjoy.
This post was originally published on April 30, 2014 and updated on April 16, 2019.
I’m so gratified to see that my blog post titled Devil Chix a couple of weeks ago had a fun effect. I was invited to dinner with some friends just before Easter and they served this:
Plus, another friend and I made these on Easter:
We even named them, back row from left: Puppy Chick, Blue Chick, Fat Chick, Minion Chick, Sunglasses Chick, Groucho Chick.
Front row from left:
Jealous Chick, Clown Chick, Ran-Out-Of-Filling-So-Used-Cheese-Spread Chick, Regular Chick, Jealous Chick II.
But I digress. This week I want to describe a wonderful evening at a Weingut (winery) that I recently enjoyed with my husband and German “parents,” Hilde and Adi.
We visited Weingut Restaurant Berninger in a small town called Zeil-am-Main. It’s near Bamberg, where I lived for a few years until last fall. For the record, the place is a family business run by Jürgen und Ute Berninger, address: Ziegelanger 33, 97475 Zeil a. Main, Germany.
As with most wineries in the region, the grapes are grown on the estate and made on the premises by the family and staff. Then, at the restaurant, the wine is featured, along with local traditional cuisine.
Here are a couple of the wines we sampled:
The next bottle here is the Berninger Rotling, or what we in America would call rosé, made from mixing red and white wines together:
Its label states Deutscher Prädikatswein, among other things. This designation is the third and highest category of German wine. Prädikatswein must be made of ripe grapes with a higher sugar content than the other designations. Also, a maximum of three grape varieties can be included in the wine, with 85% of the wine coming from the variety mentioned on the label. Aside from sulfur, no preservatives can be used. The label must bear the wine region’s name and the wine must be made in that region.
Within the Prädikatswein category there are several levels depending on natural sugar content and other factors. This label has the word Kabinett. This means that the grapes have at least 19 degrees of natural sugar content, which is the lowest level for this category. The alcohol content hovers around seven percent for this wine.
And Hilde’s Zwiebelbraten (onion roast):
And Adi’s Schweinelendschen (pork loin):
And that was our wonderful evening out!
Have a great week!
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