Underwood NV Riesling Radler, Oregon, $12

By on December 16, 2018

Best Buy! Union Wine Co., continues to build the following for its lineup of canned wine, and Ryan Harms’s team near Tualatin, Ore., recently added this wine beverage – a Bavarian-inspired “radler” built on the shoulders of Oregon Riesling. (Radler translates to cyclist in German). Think of it as English-style shandy that uses Riesling rather than beer, and yet the ingredients in the Underwood Radler include hops, grapefruit and sea salt. They all come through with a refreshing beer-like spritz to easily deal with the residual sugar, and the low-alcohol finish is reminiscent of a ginger beer. It’s built for parties, sporting events and those wanting something other than wine, so think of pairing it with sweet, salty and fatty pub foods such as soft pretzels with cheese, onion rings, guacamole and tortilla chips, sweet potato fries or foie gras. This price listed here is for two 12-ounce cans, about 710 milliliters, so the price per can is $6. It can be found at New Seasons Market (Portland metro), Whole Foods and Cost Plus World Market, as well as independent shops and bars & restaurants. There’s also The Wine Finder function on the Union website.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 20,000 cases

Alcohol: 3%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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