Cathal McBride on wine: Time for riesling to take its place in the sun
This versatile grape, that goes so well with spicy dishes and can create stunning wines, is tragically misunderstood and disregarded
With its range of styles from bone dry to those with residual sugar, late harvest sweet wines and even sparkling, the aromatic riesling certainly delivers. Yet I don’t think there is a grape variety that’s so misunderstood and disregarded.
Given its many incredible pairing qualities, I cannot fathom why I don’t see riesling more often on restaurant wine lists. Perhaps the prospect of a tough sell puts establishments off, but the bottom line is that ...