Sip of the Day

April 26, 2021

Day #[wpdts-day-of-year start=”post-created”] of the year.

Zind-Humbrecht Zind

April 26 marks National Pretzel Day: A 12th-century illustration in the Hortus deliciarum (Latin for Garden of Delights) from the Alsace region in France is believed to contain the earliest depiction of a pretzel. The pretzel immigrated to the US with the first German settlers in the 1700s and has become a favorite snack since. This past weekend I decided to try my hand in baking my own traditional pretzels from scratch and followed a recipe posted on the Vins d’Alsace website ( For an even more authentic experience, I paired my pretzels with Zind from iconinc Alsatian wine producer Domaine Zind-Humrecht. This aromatic Chardonay and Auxerrois blend, whit it’ toasty, herbatious aromas and a long mineraly finish pairs beautifully with the doughy sea salt crusted goodness. Add some semi-hard cow’s milk Tomme Fermière d’Alsace or a more readily available Gruyère and you will have a great picnic at your kitchen counter or infront of your tv – ‘s’gilt (cheers)!


Alsace, France


Chardonnay and Auxerrois


Tasting Notes

The light, toasty aromas combine with herbs and white fruit, light smokiness and chalk on the nose. The elegant palate shows little sweetness.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Hard cheeses, white meat or pasta in cream-based sauce


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