German Beer/Wine

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NYNM
Filet Mignon
2009/03/28 20:06:57
I am going next week to Germany: Heidelberg, Lake Constance.

Any specific recommendations (brands) for beverages?

I know you can just walk into a supermarket (markt, that is) and get great wine $5 bottle off the shelf, beer cases on sale like soda ...
ken8038
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:German Beer/Wine 2009/03/28 21:10:36
Not sure if you are looking to Take Home or Drink There, but here's a good starting reference:

http://www.xs4all.nl/~patto1ro/index.htm#germany

Oddly, nothing specific about Heidleberg, but lots of information to sort thru nonetheless.
tsores
Double Cheeseburger
Re:German Beer/Wine 2009/03/28 22:06:14
If you are looking to drink there and not take out, in Heidelberg try Vetter.  It what we would call a micro-brewery.  They have several good varieties, including their plain old house brew. 
 
They also have one of my all time favorite meals-- weiner schnitzel holsteiner style.  Fried potatoes topped with breaded cutlets topped with fried eggs. 
 
They are located a few steps from the cathedral at:
Steingasse 9
69117 Heidelberg, Germany
+49 6221 165850
post edited by tsores - 2009/03/28 22:07:49
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:German Beer/Wine 2009/03/28 22:39:19
We stayed in Heidelberg over Easter one year with our kids (then 8 & 5) at a great B&B near the Castle.  They had chocolate Easter bunnies for each of the kids that morning!  Not anything to do with beer, but it was a great time and fun city! (Although my son somehow fell in love with the stuff in a marionette shop and we left it with me $200 poorer) But we had "Great Performances" for the next 3 years!  And some great food.
NYNM
Filet Mignon
Re:German Beer/Wine 2009/03/29 01:58:58
ken8038

Not sure if you are looking to Take Home or Drink There, but here's a good starting reference:

http://www.xs4all.nl/~patto1ro/index.htm#germany

Oddly, nothing specific about Heidleberg, but lots of information to sort thru nonetheless.


Wow, Ken, that website is fantastic! 

Heidelberg is in Baden-Wurttenberg as is Lake Constance (except for Lindau where I am staying and is just across the border in Bavaria). Oh, yes and Tsores
Vetter is listed there, Alt Heidelberg.

Just now, I am drinking "on-site" although I may get a bottle of wine for US. Any wine ideas?