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Riesling Rediscovered : Bold, Bright, and Dry (Hardcover) (John Winthrop Haeger)

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Riesling is the world’s seventh-most-planted white wine grape variety, and among the fastest growing over the last twenty years. It is a personal favorite of many sommeliers, chefs, and other food and wine professionals for its appealing aromatics, finesse, and minerality, for its uncanny ability to reflect terroir, and for its impressive versatility with cuisines of all types. It is stylistically paradoxical, however. Now usually made dry in most of Europe and Australia, and assumed dry by most German consumers, Riesling is made mostly sweet or lightly sweet in North America, and is believed sweet in the American marketplace irrespective of its origin. Riesling is consequentlybut mistakenlyshunned by the mainstream of American wine drinkers, whose tastes and habits have been overwhelmingly dry for two generations.Riesling Rediscovered looks at the present state of dry Riesling across the Northern Hemisphere: where it is grown and made, what models and objectives vintners have in mind, and what parameters of grape growing and winemaking are essential when the goal is delicious dry wine. John Winthrop Haeger explores the history of Riesling to illuminate how this variety emerged from a crowded field of grape varieties widely grown across northern Europe.Riesling Rediscovered is a comprehensive, current, and accessible overview of what many consider to be the world’s finest and most versatile white wine.
Riesling is the world?s seventh-most-planted white wine grape variety, and among the fastest growing over the last twenty years. It is a personal favorite of many sommeliers, chefs, and other food and wine professionals for its appealing aromatics, finesse, and minerality, for its uncanny ability to reflect terroir, and for its impressive versatility with cuisines of all types. It is stylistically paradoxical, however. Now usually made dry in most of Europe and Australia, and assumed dry by most German consumers, Riesling is made mostly sweet or lightly sweet in North America, and is believed sweet in the American marketplace irrespective of its origin. Riesling is consequentlybut mistakenlyshunned by the mainstream of American wine drinkers, whose tastes and habits have been overwhelmingly dry for two generations.

Riesling Rediscovered looks at the present state of dry Riesling across the Northern Hemisphere: where it is grown and made, what models and objectives vintners have in mind, and what parameters of grape growing and winemaking are essential when the goal is delicious dry wine. John Winthrop Haeger explores the history of Riesling to illuminate how this variety emerged from a crowded field of grape varieties widely grown across northern Europe.Riesling Rediscovered is a comprehensive, current, and accessible overview of what many consider to be the world?s finest and most versatile white wine.
Number of Pages: 369
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Beverages / Wine + Spirits
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: John Winthrop Haeger
Language: English
Street Date: March 8, 2016
TCIN: 26394497
UPC: 9780520275454
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-0453
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