Name of varietal: Riesling

Common synonyms: Rhineriesling, Johannisberger, Gentile Aromatique, Hochheimer, Rizling, Rheinriesling, Rieslinger, Reynai, White Riesling
Parentage of the grape: likely indigenous to Germany
History of the grape: As with many varietals, exact details of Riesling’s origins are unclear. It is known that in 14th century Germany, attention shifted to white grape cultivation when it was obvious that red grapes weren’t up to snuff compared to those with more color and structure from neighboring countries. The first written mention of Riesling is dated March 13, 1435 when Count Katzenelnbogen at Russelsheim bought six vines of Riesling from Klaus Kleinfish for 22 soldi. From this point, there is written evidence throughout the 15th century of various sales and plantings around Germany as well as Austria and Alsace. The meticulous German artist Hieronymus Bosch makes a mention of it in his book on herbs, published in 1577, using the modern spelling Read more »

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  • A normal topic for christmas time that is missing this year. I have an 2009 Mont Redon CdP that I'll serve with prime rib. I'm really looking forward to it. Read More

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  • Dr. Konstantin Frank Riesling Dry Finger Lakes 2016


    Pleasant sweet spice and fresh fruit aromas of peach and ripe apple on the nose. Tart and focused palate of lime and grapefruit with an herbal citrus leaf mid palate and a finish of lime juice and green apple with puckering acidity throughout. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Schmitt Sohne Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Spatlese Germany Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Mittel Mosel Piesport White 2014


    Very drinkable and popular on Thanksgiving. Pretty sweet, could use a bit of acid IMO. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Famille Hugel Classic Riesling Alsace 2014


    Classic cool Riesling aromatics with plenty of lemon, stony slate and green apple. Quite dry on the palate, crisp and juicy with a zesty acidity and fruit flavors of lime, grapefruit and green apple. Finishes with a mineral edge and good length. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • These beauties arrived this week, found them on sale on-line at Benchmark ... Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg Cuvée Ste. Catherine.  We visited the Domaine during our Alsace trip in 2016 and to me their wines were far and away the best we sampled all week, and we sampled a lot Read More

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  • Dr Konstantin Frank Semi-Dry Riesling Finger Lakes 2016


    Tropical fruit aromas of melon and pineapple with some green apple and lemon notes as well on the nose - very pleasant. A touch of sweetness greets the palate of this smooth, medium-full bodied wine showing notes of white peach, ripe melon and tart citrus, finishing clean and fresh with a bit of herbal complexity and lime zest. 91 pts Read More

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  • Joseph Händler Riesling 2008


    I have been buying this Riesling for awhile now at Traders Joe's. They no longer have it, I have been everywhere trying to find it, I always bought a case each time. Does anyone know where else you can find it? Read More

    Wine review by dennisktexas

  • Enjoying Turkey Day leftovers with some Bedrock Riesling and Liquid Farm Chardonnay, both of which I would highly recommend. Read More

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  • But then again 2012 and 2014 are hardly all that much 'older vintage's ... ... Burgundy, Mosel or Rhein riesling, Champage blanc de blancs, Loire chenin blanc, various from the Jura, Sauternes or Tokaji or Madeira, etc., etc. Al??), even if these bottles are of cheap swill served from spigots to fill empty gallon jugs back home in Italy. Thoug... Read More

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  • Italian Wines, for $1 each?Yes. I found them, and they're quite nice! Well, I have to admit that for about a year now, my favorite type of wine is Pinot Grigio. But I have to say, the Soave Classico is what I'm sipping now and it is very SMOOTH. Unbelievable for a buck. This is the Orangevale, California Dollar Tree and they also have a Moscato,... Read More

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  • Has anybody had a Riesling from Greece? I have not, but was told that they exist. If anybody has tried one, please step forward.

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