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The Perfect Summer Drink? Riesling from Germany & Austria

Looking for the ideal summer drink? Do you feel like something juicy, light to medium in body, refreshing and low in alcohol? A drink you can enjoy before dinner, as an aperitif, but can also continue with through a meal, with tangy acidity that makes it a perfect accompaniment for all kinds of food? Look no further than Riesling from Germany or Austria. Continue reading

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Fabulously Food Friendly and Ageworthy Grüner

Several years back, sommeliers who are always looking for better food pairing wines and preferably something exotic, started putting Grüners on their lists and recommending them to patrons. While many of those early proponents have since moved on to other white wine discoveries, Grüner remains one of the most versatile and food friendly wines around. And excellent examples can be found for $20 and under. Continue reading

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In Praise of Riesling: More Fun with CellarTracker

No white wine varietal gives me more reliable pleasure than Riesling. In the hands of virtually all good German, Alsatian and Austrian winemakers, the varietal produces just what I want out of wine: balance, relative lightness, purity of fruit, refreshing acidity, and a great accompaniment to many foods. It is also one of the most affordable great wines, with wonderful examples from Germany running as low as $20 to $25 a bottle. Continue reading

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