Riesling from around the World (ONLINE TASTING)
Riesling: the aromatic, deliciously refreshing wine that tastes like the nectar of apples, apricots, peaches and pears and comes in the tall slender glass bottle. Usually crisp, due to its high levels of acidity, Riesling is known for its strong floral aromas.
The common assumption is that all Rieslings are very sweet, and while most Rieslings have at least a touch of sweetness, many Rieslings can be very dry as well. Whether the wine is dry or very sweet just depends on where the wine was grown.
Rieslings from Germany and California tend to be of the sweeter variety, though you can find a few dry German Rieslings by looking for the German word Trocken printed on the bottle, the same goes for California, just look for the word dry on the label. Rieslings from the Alsace region of France, Austria, the Finger Lakes region of New York State, and Washington State tend to be dry. With these regions there is no need to print dry on the label as the majority of the Riesling from these regions is dry. And yes, we shall taste 1 Riesling of each style, ie bone dry, dry, off-dry, and sweet. Please make sure that you also get yourself some Saint-Agur or Roquefort blue cheese as well as some aged gouda or parmigiano reggiano to pair on the night.
Now that we figured out which regions produce sweet Rieslings and which produce dry, let’s get into where the wine came from in the first place, what it tastes like, what food pairings make it pop in your mouth, etc.
This is going to be THE most comprehensive tastings on Riesling ... the least famous, but most deserving, of all Noble grape varieties out there!
AFTER PURCHASING YOUR TICKET (simply click on the BOOK NOW button below and pay online), I shall email you our DISCOUNT CODE to add at checkout on the Great Western Wine website when buying the bottle pack which accompanies this tasting.
I have pre-selected the wines for you to buy direct from Great Western Wine website AT A DISCOUNT & DELIVERED FOR FREE! We shall taste:
- Trimbach, dry Riesling from Alsace, France (2017) £15.25 instead of £16.95
- Chateau Ste Michelle, dry Riesling from Washington State, USA (2018) £8.78 instead of £9.75
- Dragonstone, medium-dry Riesling from Rheingau, Germany (2018) £12.55 instead of £13.95
- Seresin Estate, sweet Riesling from Marlborough, New Zealand (2013) £14.36 instead of £15.95
PLUS get yourself some Saint-Agur or Roquefort or Dolcelatte blue cheese, some aged gouda or some parmigiano reggiano and finally, a ripe pear.
Places remaining: 6
Course Date/Time: Fri 21st Aug 2020 at 7pm
Duration: 1+ / 2 hours
Venue: ZOOM ONLINE (LINK SENT BY EMAIL 2 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT ITSELF)