Riesling wines continue to climb the ladder of popularity in the U.S. with plenty of palates enamored with the wine's varying levels of residual sugar, awesome acidity and food pairing diversity. Originating in Germany, the Riesling grape is now grown all over the world, with both New World and Old World regions rivaling to produce their own style of wine - sweet or off-dry, more fruit or more minerality, with varying levels of acidity.
Germany still takes the cake in regards to Riesling rules and roles, with considerable time, effort and education on classifying and labeling their best bottles. Want to learn more about the rules and regs for German Riesling? Check it out here.