Things are a bit tense as the rest of the Nuest’as need to use the washing machine, in preparation for our trip to Prague tomorrow, and are unable. One of the benefits of overpacking and washing lingerie nightly is not needing to depend upon a washing machine or sending things out to the laundry and have them come back shrunken or worse! Anyway … as a bystander, its pretty entertaining!
The other aspect of today is commotion . . . due to the reason we returned to Dresden, rather than going from Berlin directly to Prague . . . is that Konstantin’s mother is arriving by train to visit.
Running out of time, Juli and I run over to the Weinkontor in the Altmarkt, which has an excellent wine selection. The sommelier recommends Condado de Haza Crianza, which is 100% Tempranillo grapes and produced by the Fernández family, one of Spain’s first chateau-style wineries that has been making wine for more than forty years, with a focus on sustainable farming practices and preserving the regional biodiversity, in the Ribera del Duero region. Additionally, I spotted a New Zealand Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc, one of Rick’s and my favorite North Island New Zealand wineries, which we visited several times along with their excellent Cellar Door restaurant.
By the way, the wines were wonderful . . . The Condado de Haze Crianza was a rich garnet red color, with notes of ripe berries accented with touches of spice and violet. The Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc was sourced from grapes from their Te Muna Road Vineyard, the wine was influenced by the vineyard’s limestone soil, along with hints of fresh herbs and lime citrus on the nose, and nectarine and tropical melon fruit flavor on the palate — makes me want to return to New Zealand!