Day 2 in Germany: Frankfurters & Franconia

Day 2 in Germany: Frankfurters & Franconia

Post by David Derby| April 21st, 2011

Can you imagine trying to ship these babies?

After a hearty breakfast of cured meats (everything but the squeal), sausages (a game of name that animal) cheeses, breads and other German diet food, it was on the bus to Franconia. Many people, upon hearing this name, picture the special wine bottle that looks almost like an upside down heart. While still used throughout the region with great pride, compromise has given into the export market and the wines are now shipped in modern (i.e. easier to pack) bottles.

Franconia is a sub-district of Bavaria, where the beverage of choice is Bier. However, Franconia is unique in that almost every town has its own weinfest, celebrating wine, rather than beer. Another area of difference is the climate. Franconia is not as intense as other areas, with a relatively warmer summer and slightly milder winters. With the long days of sunshine lasting into the evening, more vintages are successful than not. (more…)