One of the best and worst things about wine is that nothing is ever definitive. An oenophile can spend all day, every day, studying wine intricacies and some bottles will still break the rules. New World wines, for example, are generally thought to be fruit-forward and oak-driven, with less acidity and more alcohol.
Having long held a reputation for producing light, sweet wines, Riesling is somewhat of a grape chameleon, and while it’s found in regions around the world from Austria to New York to Australia, its home is in Germany.
Riesling is definitely one of the most misunderstood grapes in the entire wine world. The grape tends to incite extreme emotions. However, for a variety that garners such strong opinions, most wine drinkers don’t actually understand the complexity behind this noble grape. Here are nine questions you’ve always had about Riesling but have been too […]
Have you ever heard someone describe a wine as a fine example of Riesling, exuding flavors of lime, nectarine, and petrol? We know, something sounds off here. Why in the world would anyone want a wine that smells and tastes of gasoline? But believe it or not, these kerosene notes coming from your glass are […]
How many times have you found yourself in the wine store looking for something that can best be described as not too sweet but not too dry? Finding that perfectly balanced, semi-sweet wine is tricky, especially considering many off-dry wines contain added sugar. Finding a producer committed to faultless semi-sweet winemaking craftsmanship is a daunting task. Enter the Dr. […]
If we could only pair one grape varietal with food for eternity, we’d choose Riesling. For some strange reason, Riesling has acquired a reputation in America for producing “sugary” or “sweet” wines, when in reality, most bottles of Riesling are actually bone dry. Regions all over the world are producing stellar Rieslings, such as the […]
Wine and Thanksgiving is the perfect combination and while you might instinctively think your go-to bottle should be of the red variety, white wine – especially German Riesling – is actually a perfect accompaniment to the entire Thanksgiving meal. Watch the video above and learn all about how to expertly pair white wine with every […]
Tasting wine is much simpler than you think. It all comes to to Seeing, Smelling and Sipping. So don’t get intimidated, just watch this video, see how it’s done, and then taste wines like a pro!
What, exactly, makes a wine “food friendly”? The most basic answer is: when you take a sip, you begin to salivate, and begin imagining a dish that would go well with the juice. It’s something personal and subjective, yet most sommeliers would agree that high acidity, pronounced minerality, and complex structure are the essential ingredients […]