Investigating Riesling Wine

By Ava Brown, October 9, 2015

Have you ever had one of those days when it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders and nothing could possibly cheer you up? Wine a bit, you will feel better. Yes, for instant happiness boost, just add wine. Don’t worry, although it may be only noon, it is always wine o’clock somewhere in the world, join the celebration. What a better way to improve your mood and day, than with a glass of great Riesling wine.

Its vibrant personality, pure fruit flavours, diversity of styles, versatility with food, its ability to show you where it was grown and the ability to age for decades, make Riesling the king of German vineyards. It is one of the most aromatic grape varieties in the world with its primary fruit aromas being apricot, nectarine, honey-crisp apple and pear. But besides just fruit, you will often smell things like honeycomb or a chemical aroma that comes very close to petrol. Believe it or not, it is actually these weird smells and notes that make wine lovers go crazy about Riesling.


Honestly, drinking good wine, with good food, in good company is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Just pour yourself a glass of wine (you might as well take the largest one) and let it do its magic. You will slowly notice your bad mood slipping away while the corners of your mouth turning up in a smiley face.

To make great Riesling even greater, pair it with delicious food and you will surely feel like on 7th Heaven. Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more sophisticated and every day simply better. If you are a wine enthusiast who enjoys indulging in the pleasures that white wine brings, spice up your experience. Due to Riesling’s sweetness and acidity, it pairs perfectly with spicy foods with strong Indian and Asian spices.

When it comes to styles, whether Riesling is very sweet or dry, greatly depends on where the grapes have been grown. Therefore, Rieslings that come from Germany and California are of the sweeter variety, however, some of them can be dry too. All you need to do to find a dry one is look at the wine’s label. On the other hand, Rieslings from the Alsace region of France, Austria, New York and Washington state tend to be dry. If your bottle of Riesling comes from one of these places there is no need to check the label as the majority of Riesling from these regions are dry.

Whether sweet or dry, take your favourite bottle of Riesling and just unwind. It’s been a long day, we get it, in chilly, lazy nights, the great Riesling can be a great friend too.