Diesel Engines running on Vegetable Oil; Terry Theise on German and Austrian Wines
Local listener, Dan Greenhouse contacted the Guys to see if he could get used cooking oil from the restaurant to run his car. Seems that Dan has gone "green" and is running his car on vegetable oil! Biodiesel is a superb alternative form of energy that reduces greenhouse gasses and may prove an inexpensive way to run your car. We applaud Dan and encourage you to consider this fuel alternative. Check out how converted his car at http://www.geocities.com/dgreenhouse2003/
Terry Thiese is one of the most important American importers of German and Austrian Wines. He joins The Guys to talk about German and Austrian wine, its history in the American marketplace and how it has become such a hot commodity; how riesling is one of the most food-friendly wines in the world, how it is one of the most soil-conductive grapes in the world, how it is one of the most age-worthy wines in the world and how it is one of the best wine bargains in the world.
German Wine Facts:
- Tafelweintable wine
- Qualitatsweinquality wine
- Qualitatswein bestimmter AnbaugebieteQbaindicates a quality wine from one of the 13 specified regions.
- Qualitatswein mit PradikatQmPQuality wine of distinction. In ascending order of quality, price and ripeness at harvest:
- KabinettBasic level of qualitatswein grape-ripeness at harvest
- SpatleseHigher level of qualitatswein grape-ripeness at harvest
- AusleseHigher-still level of qualitatswein grape-ripeness at harvest, this is the highest level that can still be fermented dry if the winemaker chooses.
- BeerenausleseUp we go one more time. beerenauslese are always sweet.
- TrockenbeerenausleseA step above Beerenauslese, but these grapes are dried (trocken) so they are more raisin like to concentrated the juice even further.
- EisweinA rare wine made from frozen grapes of at least beerenauslese level left on the vine and pressed while still frozen.
Some Recommended Producers
- Austrian: Nigl, Brundlmayer, 'Gobelsburger', Hirsch
- German: Selbach-Oster, Muller-Catoir, Donnhoff
Podcast Date: 4/19/2006