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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  • Some Wines From the night (Be kind now - they're virgins to this ... great ... great with crab legs and the Riesling was nice and sweet with a note of honey that really gave it a different profile.Of the last minute buys the Spellbound was very good for the price point, the Heavyweight was just a little less and a nice surprise considering wha... Read More

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  • Geist Trocken Saar Germany Riesling 2014


    A Tasting Room Selection. Clear Golden Silver in the Glass. Opens with Spicy Bread Yeast; then Honey, Melon, and Blueberry; then Lemon Mint Honey; Much carries over to the palate. Medium Acidity, little sweetness, Softens in the mouth, becoming a bit of vanilla pear. Great little Food Wine. Read More

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  • Bridgeview Riesling Oregon Blue Moon 2008


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  • Black Tower Riesling 2013


    Tastes like the worst cider I've ever had. I know it's wine Read More

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  • With birds of all sorts, I like cab franc.  Unless it's duck, then ... big factor, and can imagine riesling with many preparations. Tonight we'll have a more pedestrian roast chicken, and we'll definitely start with Champagne, but then we're moving onto a 2010 Hirsch San Andreas.  Probabl Read More

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  • Happy Halloween, wine lover! This hallowed holiday isn't just for kids. ... ... Vineyards Sparkling Riesling and Sour CandiesSour candies are fun and not cloyingly sweet - why not try a Riesling with them? Better yet, make it a sparkling Riesling. A wine like the Wagner Vineyards Sparkling Riesling from New York's Finger Lakes region is both ... Read More

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  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett 2011


    A very pleasant Riesling, fresh to the palate and best served at 61 degrees. Read More

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  • Hi,Delices and Gourmandises is also among my favourite wine store and for your ... alcohol wines such as German Riesling. Obviously, Indian foods fall under this category.3-Red meat based foods should go with red wine. Therefore if you are having duck legs, Cabernet Sauvignon is your perfect match.4-If you have a lighter meat food like chicken... Read More

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  • You shoot it yourself?How prepared?Have had with claret and burgundy (red and white) and German riesling and champers and Loire reds and whites and Rhone reds (more C9dP then further north) successfully. No reason why some Italians wouldn't work, too. Don't usually want too much tannin or oak with the reds.Sauce? Read More

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