The Basics of Riesling

learn more about Riesling wine

Riesling is the wine darling of the moment. The riesling grape produces sophisticated wines that can be dry or sweet, and excel at a mouth-watering, can't-get-enough quality. Here are some notable basics about riesling.

Riesling grape origins:
Germany

Riesling basics:
A dry or sweet and crisp white that's ideal for spring menus or solo sips during warmer months.

When sipping riesling:
Look for

  • a floral aroma
  • fruity flavors of peaches, tangerines, and honeysuckle
  • spice notes
  • a refreshing yet long finish

Some states that produce riesling:
Washington, New York, and California.

Wine-tasting pairings with riesling:
These food-friendly wines pair delightfully with bites of Gouda or Havarti cheese, candied walnuts, pears, or even apple pie.

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