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Tag Archives: Riesling

• The World’s Next Big Wine Regions

The World’s Next Big Wine Regions

Eight hot spots producing your next great bottle. I’ve always been a wine-discovery junkie, constantly on the hunt for new grapes, new vintages, new winemakers, and especially new places where vines may never have been planted before. Thanks to ambitious vintners, rising demand from drinkers, a taste shift to lighter wine styles, and yes, even climate […]

• The Best Spring Wine You’ve Never Heard Of

The Best Spring Wine You’ve Never Heard Of

“MY FAVORITE spring wine is one that is almost impossible to find. Never mind that it’s made all over the world—France and Italy, Germany and Austria and even California and Oregon. Or that it’s refreshing and crisp and even pairs well with so-called “difficult” foods like asparagus and other green vegetables. It remains woefully obscure—at […]

• At any age, Grüner Veltliner is among world’s great whites

At any age, Grüner Veltliner is among world’s great whites

Grüner Veltliner has been whipsawed by wine fashion. This white wine of Austria was a darling of sommeliers when it first arrived on U.S. shores, then suffered consumer fatigue after too many trite references to “gru-vee” reduced it to a marketing fad. But its adherents want us to rank grüner with the top white wines of […]

• NE Ohio wineries lose millions as subzero weather damages grape crop

NE Ohio wineries lose millions as subzero weather damages grape crop

Northeast Ohio grape growers are reeling today from what is conservatively considered a multimillion-dollar loss of their 2014 wine crop because of the record-low temperatures. “It’s at least a $3 million loss of vinifera grapes,” said Doniella Winchell. executive director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association. “More than 90 percent of the buds among the […]

• New Mexico wines are better than ever. Who knew?

New Mexico wines are better than ever. Who knew?

The ever growing Annual New Mexico State Fair Wine Competition was held on June 22. There was a large turnout of roughly 170 entries from every corner of the state — and some parts between. Twenty-five judges gathered to taste and judge what they deemed to be the best of New Mexico wines. The New […]

• German Rieslings New Competition: German Pinot Noir

German Rieslings New Competition: German Pinot Noir

German Pinot Noir is rivaling Riesling as the country’s flagship fine wine grape according to the latest edition of the drinks business. Writing in April’s magazine, Anne Krebiehl comments, “Riesling is now at the very top of its game and Spätburgunder [Pinot Noir] is rapidly catching up.” Citing increasing vine age, viticultural progress, warmer vintages, […]

• Forget what you think you know Riesling cause it’s most assuredly wrong

Forget what you think you know Riesling cause it’s most assuredly wrong

Riesling gets a bad rap. Typically thought of as a sweet wine, American winos couldn’t be more wrong. Maybe your first icky experience was way-back-when and you swore you’d never drink Riesling again. Put that memory behind you and step up to some incredible wines. Happily, I had the chance to taste Rieslings from S.A. […]

• New York’s Finger Lakes: The Next Great Wine Region in America?

New York’s Finger Lakes: The Next Great Wine Region in America?

Prohibition pounded the region’s grapegrowers, but small and medium-sized producers are finally starting to mount a serious comeback. At a time when the local food movement has inspired many consumers across the nation to, for the first time, consider the wines being made in their own backyards, no up-and-coming domestic region has received as much […]

• Argentina needs to “focus on whites”

Argentina needs to “focus on whites”

Argentina needs to start focusing more on its white wines, according to one of the country’s top producers. Alberto Arizu of Bodega Luigi Bosca believes there is a real opportunity for high-end white blends in Argentina, and Chardonnay from the Uco Valley. Speaking at a lunch hosted by Bancroft Wines at Gaucho in Piccadilly, Arizu […]

• Wines market to men using sports, video games and sex-appeal

Wines market to men using sports, video games and sex-appeal

The wine world is already so masculine, making special efforts to underscore its machismo seems akin to gluing chest hair to Rambo. Nevertheless, “manly” wines are the industry’s latest fling, in large part due to young men being part of the fastest growing wine consumption demographic today: millennials. The challenge, however, is getting them to […]

• Late harvest could yield superior U.S. wines

Late harvest could yield superior U.S. wines

Despite a late harvest in the Sonoma region of California and heavy rains that tore through vineyards, California wine makers expect this year’s grapes to yield superior wines. Like other grape growers in the region Saralee Kunde is coping with the impact of the delayed harvest because of the above average rainfall and cool summer […]

• Long Island wine surprise winner in NY Wine & Food Classic

Long Island wine surprise winner in NY Wine & Food Classic

Martha Clara Vineyards on Long Island’s North Fork won top honors with an estate-grown semi-sweet Riesling at the 2011 New York Wine & Food Classic competition at Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes. That a Riesling should win the prestigious Governor’s Cup as best of show at this competition is not uncommon. What is, though, […]

• Riesling sales up 70% after Riesling Week

Riesling sales up 70% after Riesling Week

The Oxford Wine Company has reported a 70% increase in sales of German Riesling after its successful Riesling Week campaign last week. Showcasing the German whites through a permanent Riesling tasting bar at the independent retailer sent sales of the wine soaring. “Getting a potential Riesling nut’s nose into a glass of chilled paradise always […]

• Tam O’Shanter German White Wine Tasting – June 4th

Tam O’Shanter German White Wine Tasting – June 4th

Saturday, June 4th @ 3:00pm $ 40.00 per person plus tax and gratuity Wines:  German Whites 2006 Dr. Weins F. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2009 Schnaitmann Evoé White Cuvee Württemberg Trocken 1999 Bert Simon Serrig Würtzberg Riesling Auslese We will be pouring the last bottles of the 1999 Bert Simon.  There is a sad […]

• Germany’s wine country in jeopardy because of giant new bridge

Germany’s wine country in jeopardy because of giant new bridge

Opponents of a controversial giant bridge to be built through Germany’s historic wine country have expressed their disappointment after state coalition talks this week resulted in the bridge receiving the green light. Pro-Mosel, a group of winemakers, businesspeople and residents of western Germany’s scenic Mosel Valley, said they were shocked by the outcome of the […]