German Wine Festivals
While Oktoberfest is in full swing in America, the Germans have moved on from their September celebration and are ready to commemorate the fruit from the vine. That is right, it is time for new wine and to introduce the fermented grape juice at the German Wine Festivals.
In October, the well-known wine-growing regions between the Rhine, Mosel, and Saale Rivers are starting to pick their grapes and press them into wine. Throughout this part of Germany, weekends are filled with festivals and wine-tasting events. The new wine is called “Federweisse.” Feder meaning feather and weisse meaning white. Together, Federweisse translates to: Newly pressed wine.
Whereas pretzels belong to beer, onion tart belongs to Federweisser. If you can not get this type of wine locally, you can always substitute it with any of your favorite chilled bottle of white wine. Here are some of mine.
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Oma’s favorite white wines for fall:
Germans live by the principal: “Essen und Trinken halten Leib und Seele zusammen,” which means, “Food and Drink hold body and soul together.”
Pair your white wines with these savory fall recipes:
It’s really more like a quiche, but the Germans would never dare call it that!
“Oma Mutti” is what my son called his grandmother. It means “Grandmother Mommy.”
How do like them apples?
It’s peak of apple season so, naturally, you’ll find lots of desserts and drinks—including apple cider, juice, and wine—made from this deliciously versatile fruit. My Apple Streusel Cake and Homemade Apple Sauce has always been a family favorite. And hopefully, it they will become one of yours.
Fresh McIntosh apples with a sweet crumble topping. Too good!
It is so good and so easy to make, you will never buy apple sauce from a jar again.
And do not forget, there are other amazing apple recipes in Oma’s kitchen…