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Hello all! Plus a quick question about riesling

Posted by poetryinaglass, Dec 17, 2011.

Hey everyone. I am a recent addition to snooth but am having a blast exploring and just wanted to say hey and put a question out there. It is holiday time again and I have several family dinner parties right around the corner. The problem is my mom loves riesling and I do not. She tends to pick ones that a really sweet which is not to my liking.  Any suggestions as far as dry rieslings, so there will be at least one bottle of wine at the party I can enjoy.


Reply by EMark, Dec 17, 2011.

Welcome to Snooth, Poetry.  It is not clear where you are from, but I am going to give you a U.S.-centric response.  I started following Snooth about 6-7 months ago and have learned that New York state is emerging as excellent Riesling country.  It so happens that I tried a dry New York Riesling a little while ago and enjoyed it very much--Wagner Vineyards 2008 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling.  I paid $11.99 and found it to be a pretty good wine.  I would have appreciated it a bit more if it had had a touch of acid, but I'm funny that way.  There are several contributors here on Snooth who know much more about Riesling and the Finger Lakes region than I do.  I'm sure that somebody will jump in with more ideas--perhaps with a good recommendation for an example from Germany or Alsace.

Enjoy your holiday parties.

And, also, please come back to us and let us know how you enjoyed any new wines you may have tried.

Reply by spikedc, Dec 18, 2011.

Hi poetry and welcome to Snooth, I've enjoyed a few Rieslings lately, check out the link for more ideas

Reply by BigWoodenSpoon, Dec 21, 2011.

Hi Poetry,

I love Riesling in its many forms, all the way from bone-dry to Eiswein. Yum! The trick is to find one that has a nice balance of fruit and acidity. Dr. Loosen's "Dr. L" is pretty widely available, medium dry with a very zesty finish and generally under $15. Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen's co-project " Eroica" at about $20 is lovely and there are so many more delicious possibilities in WA, Germany (look for "Trocken", it means dry), Alsace, Austria, CA, NY as well as Australia and New Zealand. Happy drinking!

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