This week’s wine geek speak is Eiswein, which is German for “ice wine.” In the U.S we call it “Ice Wine”, and in Canada it goes by “Icewine.” While you may find some tasty ice-styled wines here in Virginia tasting-rooms, for the real deal, we look to wine regions like Germany and Canada, and as nearby as the Finger Lakes (Upstate New York) for these sweet liquid treats. I was recently reminded of my appreciation and affinity for these dessert wines when fellow wine-blogger and friend Brian Kirby of theother46 wine blog made mention of cupcakes on Twitter. The very first thing that popped into my head was a moist and rich ‘Actually Dipped Chocolate’ cupcake from Cupcakes Actually in Fairfax, paired with a glass of Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Icewine. So we raise the question - what is Eiswein and why do we care?
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