Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling white wines. Riesling wines are usually varietally pure and are seldom oaked. As of 2004, Riesling was estimated to be the world's 20th most grown variety at 48,700 hectares (120,000 acres) (with an increasing trend), but in terms of importance for quality wines, it is usually included in the "top three" white wine varieties together with Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc.
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  • Le Beaujolais Nouveau est — inevitably — arrivé!

    The cash-cow of Beaujolais Nouveau jumped over the moon Thursday, the third Thursday of November being the regulated release day for the first wine after harvest of the gamay grapes in the bucolic French region of Beaujolais. Much ink had been expended in maligning the supposedly fresh fruity quaff, especially in its role of submerging or obliterating recognition of the fine wi ...

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  • Change in winemakers at Washington’s Swiftwater Cellars

    Swiftwater Cellars in Cle Elum is one of Washington’s premier destination wineries, thanks to a tasting room, restaurant, concert venue and adjacent Suncadia resort and golf course. (Photo courtesy of Swiftwater Cellars) CLE ELUM, Wash. – One of Washington’s premier destination wineries has made a change in its cellar.

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine- 3 readers -
  • Miller Winery

    Miller Winery is a micro winery with a tasting room in downtown Front Royal that has been open for about a year. Their vineyard is located in near Lake Anna, although they source grapes from out of state. It is a little difficult to find Miller Winery. You have to pay close attention as you drive in downtown Front Royal.

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  • Six exquisite wines this week including a stunning, inexpensive Champagne

    … NV J.P. Secondé, Brut Intégral, Champagne, France (£24.10, http://www.somethingexceptional.co.uk & tel. 01823 339032). Before you go out and buy a big name fizz for the next month’s entertaining consider the extraordinary value you get from the smaller, one-man-band operations. This is an epic wine with tangy citrus notes and a stunning dry…

    Matthew Jukesin Riesling- 3 readers -
  • Pearmund Cellars Holiday Specials

    … Vine Chardonnay 2013 Viognier 2013 Petit Manseng 2013 Riesling 2011 Merlot 2012 Cabernet Franc 2013 Cabernet Franc 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Petit Verdot 2011 Ameritage 2012 Ameritage 3) Pearmund Cellars Wine Library for holiday gifts The Pearmund Cellars library is a collection of vintage wines, in very limited quantity. Check them out…

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  • Wine and Cheese Pairing Ideas

    … well with a fruity off-dry Prosecco or Moscato d’Asti. Off-dry styles of Riesling, such as a German Riesling from the Mosel, match up wonderfully with fondue. The sweetness and acidity compliment the nutty robust fondue flavors and make everything taste delicately sweet and salty. Hungry yet? Chardonnay tends to grow better in slightly cooler…

    Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 3 readers -
  • Old York Cellars Dry Riesling & Malbec Tasting

    I had the pleasure of participating in a Virtual Vines discussion with winemaker Scott Gares of Old York Cellars, sommelier Laurin Dorman and Chef Jonas Gold of 55 Main. Old York Cellars is located in the Ringoes section of Hunterdon County and contains some of the oldest vineyards in New Jersey.

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  • 2011 Rasa Chardonnay Dream Deferred – Bottle Notes

    … Rasa Vineyards is a relatively new winery located in Walla Walla, Washington. Founded in 2007 by brothers Pinto and Billo Naravane, Rasa specializes in Syrah-based wines but has also released Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Petite Verdot, Grenache and Mourvedre. There is also a second label known as PB Wines. Pinto is the Managing…

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chroniclesin Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Thanks to cold snap, Northwest ice wine harvest comes early

    … Valley two nights to bring in the grapes. Gehringer brought in three varieties for ice wine: Riesling, Ehrenfelser and Cabernet Franc. He picked at 43 brix, a measurement of sugar content; grapes for dry table wines typically are picked at 24 to 26 brix. “It wasn’t too cold, but it was cold enough,” Gehringer told Great Northwest Wine. “It’s nice…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Winein Riesling- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the Week 27 – amazing value dry Riesling

    I love Riesling. It is one of the best white grapes in the world and it produces such a wonderful variety of wines that it pains me that more consumers do not love it as I do. It still seems to evoke laughable images of the 1970s and Liebfraumilch for many people, but what those people have to remember is that all the things they find funny about the 1970s now, were not funny then.

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  • Hitting the Century Club, in Virginia

    … Virginia has a large number of microclimates throughout the state. Some grapes grow very well in Northern Virginia, but not in Southern Virginia or in the Northern Neck. While there are some grapes, like Cabernet Franc, that seem to grow well all over the state the variety of wine available throughout the state is pretty amazing. This led me…

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