Wanda Haynes-Certified Sommelier
Riesling is a white grape varietal which displays a bouquet of flowers, perfume, and white fruit. Riesling can be produced in several styles: sweet, dry, off dry, sparkling, and still.
German Riesling wine labels can be difficult to read. However, learning the keywords and a few major Riesling regions, will help to demystify the labels.
Alsace, France uses beautiful cylindrical bottles for their wines, and the wines are much drier. Alsace has over 20% of their vineyards dedicated to Riesling.
Washington State produces the most Riesling in the United States.
They produce late harvest Rieslings and off dry versions.
Washington State offers a fun, delicious Riesling for a fair price.