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The Freewheel line with a couple of English friends.

It takes a lot of beer to keep the wine business running smoothly. Here in Redwood City, we are very fortunate to have a great English style ale producer right in our backyard: Freewheel Brewing Company. The staff of K&L are fictures at our local pub, and it is a rare moment when one of us isn't there having a pint and a bite of their excellent food. We are also lucky enough to be the first place to offer their bottled beer for sale. If you have never had it, the Freewheel Brewing "FSB" Freewheel Special Bitter, California (500ml) is the benchmark in fresh, balanced, smashable ale. We will do our best to keep some in stock for you, the customer too!

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Wine Wednesday: 2009 Josef Rosch Riesling Trocken

Repeat after me. "Not all Rieslings are sweet. Not all German wines are sweet. I will not dismiss all German wine or all Riesling because I don't like sweet wine."

This seems like a silly exercise, I know. But next to rosé, I don't think there's a more misunderstood wine than Riesling. People dismiss Riesling outright, swatting bottles away like they were an irritating housefly instead of fine wine from a noble grape. And while I also don't think anyone should assume that all wines with residual sugar are bad (see last week's post about pairing a Kabinett-style Riesling with spicy Indian-style chickpeas), I'm not going to attempt to get anyone to embrace Auslese here. No, what I'm talking about this Wine Wednesday is racy, aromatic, spicy, DRY Riesling. Let me repeat: D-R-Y dry Riesling.

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