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Gruner Vetliner Great with Stone Crabs at West Palm Beach Brewery

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The Austrian grape Gruner Vetliner can be an amazing wine with stone crabs !   

Gruner Vetliner at West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault.  Everyone knows that the West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault makes great craft beer  https://www.westpalmbeer.com/our-beers/ right on the premises at their tap room and restaurant https://www.westpalmbeer.com/our-food/at 332 Evernia Street.   After all, they were voted Best Florida Beer (Best of Show!) on March 3, 2019 for their Five Six One Hefeweizen  at the Best Florida Beer Competition. https://www.bestfloridabeer.org/

Gruner Vetliner with Stone Crabs.     But, we also know that the brewery’s wine retail store, The Vault, offers super-premium wine by the bottle and glass,  https://www.westpalmbeer.com/our-wines/  in very small production that you simply cannot get anywhere else.  So, what’s new for summer wines in Palm Beach?  Sometime in May or June, 2019, look for the release of “groovy“.    “The 2018 groovy is one of the finest Gruner Vetliner wines I have ever tasted, and certainly one of the best I have made” says Pankauski Cellars Wine Director John Pankauski.  “We got 2 tons of Gruner from the Arroyo Perdido vineyard in Santa Barbara and this Gruner Vetliner is amazing.”    Of course, the most famous place in the world for Florida Stone Crab is Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach.  http://www.joesstonecrab.com/ Wondering what wines pair with Stone Crabs?  Consider reading this article from The Glorious Gourmet & Wine Atelier: https://www.wineatelier.com/blogs/news/16583028-which-wines-to-pair-with-florida-stone-crabs

What is Gruner Vetliner?    Gruner Vetliner is an Austrian grape which has been described as a cross between Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay on the palate.  “My 2018 groovy Gruner Vetliner is a wine that strikes amazing balance.  Some fruit, minerality, a touch of very light citrus on the back end. This is a Gruner Vetliner which somms (sommeliers) and consumers with both like” says Pankauski. And, he wants everyone to know that his groovy Gruner Vetliner is NOT a sweet or fruity wine.  It’s elegant and refined but approachable.

Santa Barbara Gruner Vetliner    One of Pankauski’s favorite AVA’s is the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Barbara.  “I had a bottle of the Spear Gruner Vetliner the other night with stone crabs.  Just delicious.  They do a great job.”  With stone crab season coming to an end in May of 2019, look for the West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault to expand their food options next season with a raw bar, stone crabs, Maine lobster and high grade seafood.  You can find out more about wine events, the wine club, wine dinners,  and other events by “friending” @wpbrewery  on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/wpbrewery/?ref=bookmarks

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May 4, 2019