A great bottle of white from Austria. Crisp and cool, with classic Grüner notes of green apple, lime and white pepper, the 2011 "Kamptaler Terrassen" from Bründlmayer reboots the palate in much the way that Champagne sets you up for the meal to come. Serve it well-chilled with hors d'oeuvres, smoked fish, chilled shellfish and grilled fish.
Region: Kamptal, Austria
Price: About $22
Style: Crisp and aromatic
What it goes with: Smoked fish, chilled shellfish, grilled seafood
Where to find it: BestWinesOnline.com, (888) 817-8880, http://www.bestwinesonline.com; Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463, http://www.hitimewine.net; K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, http://www.klwines.com; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, http://www.winex.com; and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, http://www.whwc.com.