- The quality to cost ratio is excellent considering the majority come from small producers whose labor seems to hardly be counted relative to more known wine regions (such Burgundy).
- The ones with residual sugar have a low alcohol content making them excellent food wines, and suitable for a second glass without getting sloshed.
- They pair beautifully with a vast array of foods, making it easy for anyone to look like a food and wine pairing genius.
- Their lively acidity combined with a touch of sweetness makes the fruit flavors come alive on the palate in a way unique to this grape.
- The higher quality versions age beautifully and remain reasonable priced (for a high quality wine).
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Talking About Rieslings
Friday night I had the pleasure of being invited to speak about one of my favorite grapes, Rieslings. I was invited by the King George Wine Society, who are a lively and interesting group of wine lovers. They kindly let me pick the topic, s0 I seized on the opportunity to speak about a white wine that to my mind doesn't get enough attention. The reasons I love Rieslings are many, but here are I few I highlighted.