I was all ready to write this post, but something was missing. I rummaged in my wine fridge and found the perfect thing—a bottle of Peter Lauer's 'Barrel X' riesling. That's better. The bright pop, the mouth-watering freshness of this riesling—and so many German wines—makes it easy to get excited. Before I knew it, the bottle was empty (whoops) and I was wishing I had a Mary Poppins-like bag filled with more (I shared with my husband and it's only 11% alcohol—so give me a break).