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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  • So me and my wife took a cruise a few months back. And ofcorse we wanted to try as many new things as possible. One of those things happened to be wine. Until then me being the typical 30 year old male I usually stuck to beer or whiskey things of that nature and my wife just didn't like to drink much at all. But oh the magic that happened on tha... Read More

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  • Avia Riesling 2014


    Semi-dry, 12% alcohol, light, easy enough to drink for $5.99 not bad Read More

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  • Growing up fishing from boats off the coast of Santa ... I'd enjoy SB/semillon or riesling or melon de bourgogne or others. Lightly dust a crust with even the addition of some crushed almonds or walnuts or pine nuts or others, and the range of interesting wines increases. If doing a court-bouillon poach I'd consider blanc de blancs champers and... Read More

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  • Going back to the Lingcod story I hinted at in the other thread, here's how that went...I just remember trying Lingcod years ago at some place like King's fish house, and then never seeing it again. I'd even read fish reports in the newspaper and hardly see any caught except sometimes a few in Oxnard, etc. Seems like they are mostly caught off o... Read More

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  • Great story, JD!VV, here's how it usually works, as people who have been ... experience (and my German Riesling, to be honest). So right now I buy to match the week's meals, but in the future I can be more opportunistic and buy whatever seems like a good deal.  And that future is coming soon. Read More

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  • Out for a nice dinner for my wife's birthday last night. They didn't ... night was the Carl Loewen Riesling Kabinett (watch your eyeballs trying to find it on the picture, it's affected by the bright glare), which was just a perfect wine for what we were looking for, with just a bit more added complexity than I expected. Like the Breton, this ... Read More

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  • I'll be in Germany next week, and once I arrive I plan to drag my ... mind ... mind Gewurtzraminer and Dry Riesling.But I am thinking of taking a day off toward the end of the week. I can get pretty much anywhere in Europe from Frankfurt for not too much money. I've never done a winery tour in Europe.If you had one day to spend in a region, wh... Read More

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  • Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling Dry Finger Lakes 2014


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  • Clean Slate Riesling 2014


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  • V V - You got that right, the cookie party host - Bob to be exact since his ... ... Sandra having a very dry Riesling and I enjoyed a Vermentino.  Our main dishes were a Wagyu skirt steak for Sandra and a regular ribeye steak for myself.  Our wine pairing for the main course was a Super Tuscan for Sandra and a nice Bordeaux for myself.  We did... Read More

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