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.
Posts about Riesling
  • Ordering Wine In Restaurants: A Survival Guide

    … bargains by being a bit unconventional. Instead of the standard Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon, you can try different varietals or countries. For example, for a white, try a Riesling, Fume Blanc or Sauvignon Blanc. For a red try a California Zinfandel or anything from Chile. Advice From Your Server -- Should you ask for guidance from your server? I must…

    Toledo Wines and Vinesin Sauvignon Blanc -
  • Wine of the Week: Fongaro Brut from Veneto

    … in an “a” while the wine in an “o.” A couple of years later I was reintroduced to this grape variety by Antonio Fattori. He makes a wine which I adore called I Singhe Lessini Durello D.O.C. from 100% Durella. It is also a sparkling wine and Durella is well suited for these types of wines. Durella makes wines with a refined bouquet of citrus fruits and nuts…

    avvinarein Riesling- 7 readers -
  • Peanut Noodle Salad Recipe Paired with Sparkling Wine

    … wine is a good go-to pairing for hard to pair foods is that both the typically high acidity and the bubbles are good palate cleansers. In this instance, I had a dry sparkling and it went fabulously. The extra body in the wine made it stand up that much better to the dish. An off-dry Riesling with good acidity could also work with this. Courtney…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean- 7 readers -
  • 2014 Vintage Report from Nevada County, California: Sierra Starr Vineyards

    … half of our new hillside), we certainly feel the expression of our vineyard site is worth exploring and expanding. In doing so we took on two new varieties including Semillon and Riesling. Also expanding our holdings with varieties that have showed promise for us, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouchet. We at Sierra Starr are extremely excited and proud of the wines produced from the 2014 vintage and wait anxiously for their development in cask and tank before bottling down the road. Cheers! The Starr Family …

    Barbara Keck/ WineBizNewsin Sauvignon Blanc- 6 readers -
  • Grilled Chestnuts, and Wine to Impress

    … You know the famous Christmas song, “Chestnuts roasting on your Weber grill… ?” Oh wait. Those aren’t the lyrics? Well, they are in my house, because we just can’t hold back from any opportunity to use the grill or smoker, even in the wintertime. Yes, even when it comes to roasting chestnuts for the holidays. The song, written in 1944…

    Vindulgein Pinot Noir Syrah- 4 readers -
  • WES NI: Belfast wine tastings update

    … A couple of new dates have been added to next year's Wine Education Service NI calendar; and, as a reminder (they make great gifts too - we can send a voucher!), here's the complete list of scheduled events so far with an updated Paypal button at the bottom: 'Essential Wine Tasting' 5-week course Wednesday evenings 28 January to 25 February 2015…

    Richard Mark James/ Wine Writingin Sauvignon Blanc Syrah- 4 readers -
  • NJ Wines to Buy for Christmas and New Year’s

    … Winery Chardonnay – One of this variety, an older vintage, took 4th place among white wines in the “Judgement of Princeton” wine contest held by Princeton University, which paired French wines against NJ wines in a blind taste test. Unionville Vineyards Pinot Grigio - This wine was one of the best Pinot Grigio’s I’ve had. It’s just right. It’s…

    NJ Wine with Me- 6 readers -
  • Blind Leading The Blind Wine Tasting

    … I was never much of a fan of blind wine tasting, I figured it was simply an easy way to make a complete fool out of myself. I just knew that at some point I would mistake a Malbec for a Riesling and anyway I want to enjoy a glass of wine, not turn it into a test. So when Francis Ford Coppola Winery came to Chicago with their “Tasting in the Dark…

    CHEAP WINE FINDERin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 21 readers -
  • Beetroot risotto

    … Add 3 medium beets, peeled and cubed (giving about 350-400 grams of the root) to a large pot with one litre of vegetable stock. Bring this to the boil, so the beets can cook and the stock can colour. After about 15-20 minutes, remove the beetroot and process two thirds so you have a rough puree, keep the other third as it is. Measure out 250 grams…

    Wino sapienin Riesling- 1 readers -
  • Scheurebe Wine from Bruder Dr Becker, Rheinessen, Munich, Germany

    With the holidays in full swing, we need to escape from the joy/stress of shopping, family/work parties. So Wayward Wine will up posts EU Austerity Drinking Tour in the following weeks. Last Monday’s post, Munich’s Residenz palace managed to glow through winter. We slighted some rather nice beer (mainly out of frustration with the monopoly of big producers).

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