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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  • I'll give you all a few recommendations from my current collectionJosh ... ... Brut RoseDr Frank Semi-Dry Riesling, Salmon Run Semi-Dry Riesling, Salmon Run Gewurztraminer (NY's finest)St Cosme Cotes Du Rhone RedEducated Guess Cabernet NapaCasas Patronales Carmenere ReservaMontes Alpha Carmenere, SyrahHappy drinki Read More

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  • Ravines Dry Riesling - been carrying that already :) Yes Finger Lakes makes great Riesling it's about all they do well Read More

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  • Hi Miguel,Both of Gewurztraminer and Riesling grape varietals originated from Germany but they are slightly  different in aromatics and flavor profile. As EMARK said, "Gewurztraminer has a spicy characteristic". Dry Riesling is also acceptable though it is less fruity but everything is in the acidity, texture and intensity. You'd better try both... Read More

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  • I wouldn't completely write off the Finger Lakes, but I would be ... $20, ... ... $20, Ravines makes a dry Riesling that's really good.  I completely swore off the wines of NY when I went to school in the "Southern Tier" of the state, but there are a couple good things these days.  There is also a Cab Franc from the Hudson River Valley that's ... Read More

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  • Domaine Ostertag Riesling Fronholz 2012


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  • Malbec to me tastes like soap, I would start with Riesling from Germany, Finger Lakes NY, or Washington State, maybe a California Zinfandel from Lodi, the Josh reds are great for around $15 too especially the Merlot Read More

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  • Hi everybody I'm a small store owner at the edge of the rust belt, my customers rarely spend over $20 for a bottle, and I am looking to improve my selection a bit beyond what is here now. If you have a minute to help a guy out let me know what you think are the best wines that usually sell for $20 or less. Thanks ! Read More

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  • Hi guys,I would like to order Delices and Gourmandises Gewürztraminer for ... but I am also tempted by a Riesling, what is the difference between them? which is themost suitabl Read More

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  • Navarro Vineyards White Blend Mendocino County Edelzwicker 2013


    Nice and inexpensive Mendocino white blend of Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Muscat. There's not as much aromatics, as I'd expect for this blend. From the glass there is some nice notes of tangerine, ripe peach, a nice creamy texture, medium acidity and a medium finish. Very good QPR. Read More

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  • Cupcake Vineyards Riesling Mosel 2013


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