The Riesling Road Trip Is Hitting Up The East Coast This May

There's a wine-dispensing truck involved. We're in.
Apr 14, 2014 4:00 pm

Few things are better than a 10-day road spring road trip. A 10-day spring road trip in a wine-dispensing truck, though, just may take the cake. Wines of Germany is hosting its second annual Riesling & Co. Road Trip this May, in collaboration with Paul Grieco from NYC’s Hearth and Terroir and wine author and expert Stuart Pigott. Read on.

Peppercorn-Riesling Gravy Recipe

A rich, bright gravy to dress up your roast turkey
Nov 25, 2013 4:00 pm
riesling gravy recipe
Photo: Mark Shaw

One of the best things about gravy, besides the fact that it's frequently a roast turkey's saving grace, is that you can custom-tailor it to any tastes. One year I added orange zest for a just-bold-enough citrusy kick. Last year we went super-funky and rustic with all the giblets (and then some). This year I find myself in a Riesling phase — dry, not sweet — but I can only imagine a sweet Riesling would make a delicious turkey gravy as well, as would your favorite white wine.

Around The World In 80 Wine Varieties: Riesling

Plus, 5 Rieslings to try (and where to buy)
Aug 15, 2013 3:00 pm

Every couple of years, wine geeks get excited: rumor has it riesling is about to be the next big thing. Well, it is and it isn’t. Right now, it’s getting buzz through initiatives like the internationally recognized campaign Summer of Riesling. But outside of oenophilic circles, riesling is still greatly underappreciated. Read on.

Our Date With The Wine Queen Of Germany

Julia Bertram on her Riesling reign
Jul 30, 2013 2:02 pm

Julia Bertram is not exactly your typical American tourist. Yes, it's her first trip to the U.S., but there’s also the crown that she proudly wears for me. And her casual mention of the 250 public appearances she’s made over the past year. You see, Bertram is the sitting Wine Queen of Germany, having been elected at the end of last summer by a jury of 80 wine professionals on live national television. Read on.

Is Judging Wine By Its 'Minerality' Total B.S.?

Or, nobody really wants to put rocks in their mouth
May 29, 2013 3:02 pm

Minerality is a hot buzzword in wine these days, but like so many descriptors used in wine tasting, is tricky to get a grasp on. At least, it’s trickier than, say, berries or citrus or even vanilla or smoke. Minerality is not so much a flavor as it is an essence, a sensation. So, what exactly makes a wine mineral? Read on.

What To Know About Oregon Wines

Chehalem's Harry Peterson-Nedry goes beyond Pinot
Mar 29, 2012 1:01 pm
Harry Peterson-Nedry

Way out west in Oregon, Harry Peterson-Nedry has been overseeing his Chehalem wines since 1990—back when most people looked at the lush, rolling, rain-soaked hills between Portland and the coast and shrugged their shoulders, popped their umbrellas and went about their business. A self-described science geek, he saw the possibilities, ran with it, and was among the trendsetters who've turned Oregon wines into an internationally known thing. 

Serving Wine and Country

One Marine-turned-winemaker's call back to duty
Jun 29, 2011 9:01 am
Rob Mercer on the banks of the Euphrates River
Photo courtesy of Rob Mercer

Who said wine wasn’t a manly pursuit? Certainly not Rob Mercer of Mercer Estates in Washington State. The ex-Marine launched his family winery, along with his wife, Brenda, and partners, the Hogue family, in 2008. Not that he was around for the big event. Rob was overseas, serving his country in Iraq. Interestingly, his experience as a winemaker...

5 Environmentally Friendly Wines

Eco-wines are not just for Earth Day
Apr 24, 2011 11:36 am
Photo: dklimke on Flickr

In the wake of Earth Day, we are still thinking about eco-drinking here at Food Republic. So we turned to Scott Pactor, owner of NYC's Appellation Wine and Spirits, where he focuses on biodynamic, organic and/or sustainably made wines,...


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