Are You an Expert on Riesling Wines from Around the World? Try This Quiz.QUIZ 

Riesling sign postRiesling grapes (Image courtesy Wikipedia)The Riesling grape, originating in the Rhine region of Germany, carries a legacy that spans centuries. Its journey across the world has resulted in an intriguing juxtaposition between Old World and New World expressions. In Germany and Alsace, the grape showcases its classic charm, producing wines with delicate floral aromas, racy acidity, and a pronounced mineral character. In contrast, New World regions like Washington State, Chile, and New Zealand have embraced Riesling with a unique twist. Washington state’s cool climate imparts vibrant acidity to its Rieslings, which often display a balance between sweetness and acidity, with flavours ranging from zesty citrus to ripe stone fruits. New Zealand and Chile’s Rieslings, influenced by its maritime climate, offer intense aromatics and a spectrum of flavours from lime and green apple to exotic tropical notes. While Old World regions honour tradition, the New World’s innovative approaches highlight Riesling’s adaptability, resulting in a captivating diversity of styles that cater to a global palate. Take this fun 5-question quiz, to see how much you know about wine regions around the world, growing Riesling.

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