Riesling Rising

White Wine 201 would fail you if it didn’t mention Riesling. The thrillingly fine balance of sweetness and acidity of this variety can have “the inevitability of great art” in the best examples. One 19th century traveler exclaimed, on tasting wine from the world’s oldest all-Riesling vineyard at Germany’s Schloss … Read More


In the dead of winter, White Wine 201 recommends Muscat – a versatile grape reminiscent of summer. In both dry and sweet styles, this variety, believed to be the world’s oldest, is magnificently fragrant, floral and grapey. Unusually for wine grapes, Muscat grapes are also tasty for eating – and … Read More

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