Wine Time! I am def drinking more wine at home right now, and this week I am partnering with German Wine USA to showcase the diversity of German Riesling. First off, Riesling can cover the full palate range from dry to sweet, depending on how ripe the grapes are at harvest and the winemaker’s choices during vinification.
Though you may have heard that all German Riesling is sweet, in fact, 64% of wine production in Germany is on the drier (or “Trocken”) side. They pair really well with food, like RAMEN and SUSHI, and are great for everyday sipping! The one above is a Riesling Sekt; AKA delish sparkling wine, which pairs perfectly with fried chicken! Have you ever had a sparkling Riesling before?
Germany is the birthplace of Riesling and the world’s largest producer. For a glimpse into the country’s centuries-long history of world-class Riesling, Wines of Germany recently celebrated 585 years recently since the first recorded evidence of the Riesling grape. Also, did you know that Germany has 13 distinct Wine Regions, ALL of which produce Riesling? With the grape’s unique expression of terroir, that’s a lot of diverse, delicious Riesling to discover!
Check out my fav recommendations below:
*2016 Weiser-Kunstler Riesling Sekt Enkircher Zeppwingert, Mosel
*2016 Von Winning Deidesheimer Paradiesgarten Riesling 1er Lage Trocken, Pfalz
*2016 Kruger-Rumpf Münsterer Rheinberg Riesling Kabinett, Nahe
*2015 Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenber Reisling Spätlese, Rheingau
This is a sponsored post by Wines of Germany. For more information on German wines, check out the German Wine USA website! I always use their site for information on their beautiful wine regions, food pairing ideas, and a few fun facts. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal view.