Latah Creek Maywine
Thursday, September 22, 2011
“This year’s Maywine is our best ever. Our staff picks this wine to drink more often than any other wine. And anyone who has tried it in the past is now loving it. The tangy, sweet white wine is complemented perfectly by the fragrant strawberries.
“Maywine has been described as ‘Springtime’ in a bottle. It has traditionally been used as a wine for festive occasions and signifies the coming of spring, often served from a large bowl.
“Latah Creek’s winemaker blends premium Washington white wines — usually White Riesling, Chenin Blanc, or Gewurztraminer —with fragrant woodruff herbs and natural strawberry concentrate. This wonderfully fruity wine was developed from a family recipe brought to this country years ago by a Hungarian winemaker who years later passed it on to our winemaker. The resultant wine, with the addition of the strawberry concentrate, is somewhat sweeter than the traditional German Maiwine.
“Maywine can be served chilled or over ice as a wonderful aperitif. The addition of a floating strawberry makes a striking presentation. Mix with equal parts of soda water for a refreshing summer cooler. For a quick and easy wintertime mulled wine, heat Maywine with a cinnamon stick. Maywine also makes an excellent accompaniment to curry dishes.” —Latah Creek