Riesling Reflections


Fri, Jun 17, 2011

Riesling Reflections: Oregon Riesling

– By Dan Berger About 25 years ago I was walking through a trade tasting at which various Oregon wines were on display, and stopped at one table where a pourer was serving an Oregon Riesling. I took a sample and said to the server, “Smells a little like the Mosel.” “I’ll be the judge […]


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Wed, Mar 16, 2011

Riesling Reflections: Finger Lakes Riesling

- by Dan Berger I’ve been a big fan of Finger Lakes Rieslings for a long time, in part because of the intriguing variation of aroma and taste characteristics from within one region, which I’m still trying to understand. When you want to know something about what’s in a particular wine, you typically go to […]


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Thu, Jan 6, 2011

Riesling Reflections:
New Zealand Riesling

—by Dan Berger Americans are notorious for saying they like dry wine but drinking sweet wine. For verification, look at the success over the years of Lambrusco, wine coolers, White zinfandel, the vast amounts of sweeter Chardonnay, the high-alcohols of many red wines (example: Zinfandel), and the fact that the bone-dry, crisp wines of Europe […]


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New Zealand Riesling
Thu, Dec 2, 2010

Riesling in North America

by: Dan Berger One of the nation’s most important and fast-growing wine categories is Dry Riesling. Right behind it is Medium Dry Riesling. We needn’t recount the number of places that can make this excellent wine, with its great opportunity as an alternative white as well as a wine of enormous cellar potential. So the […]


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Thu, Oct 14, 2010

Alsace Riesling

by: Dan Berger One of the world’s finest but least recognized white wines is Riesling as it is expressed by producers in the Alsace region of France, which has a checkered past and a  possibly explosive future. A hilly, northern European region that sits along the eastern border to Germany, Alsace is one of the […]


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