The rise of Riesling

The word of the day, or shall we say wine de jour with the international press, isRiesling. It seems the world has gone mad for it, and this beautiful grape is finally gaining the notoriety it deserves. Riesling is an aromatic, often dry or often sweet wine and a particular favourite grape variety of the Asian Palate staff. 


The fact that some of the world’s best Rieslings have complicated seventeen syllable names which only sound sensible when uttered in a Germanic tongue, partly explains the slow interest in countries such as the U.S. Nobody wants to order a Schafer-Frohlich Bockenauer Felseneck Spatlese Goldkapsel on a first date. 


Here’s what the press have been saying about the fabled grape this week:


Bloomberg: New York’s First Annual Riesling Bar Crawl

Chicago Tribune: How to read a Riesling label

Independent: Riesling revival

Good Wine Under $20: Australian Riesling roundup

Toronto Sun: German Riesling for the masses


Read Jeannie’s Riesling reviews and ratings here.