Wine: Recognising Riesling as the real deal

March 13 is Riesling’s official birthday, which gives us a chance to reassess a much misunderstood grape

7th March, 2021
Wine: Recognising Riesling as the real deal
A worker harvesting Riesling grapes above the river Mosel in Germany. Picture: Getty

Riesling is one of the world’s most widely grown and recognised grapes. First mentioned in a document as long ago as 1435, it’s been given an official birthday of March 13 by the trade group Wines of Germany.

So with the special day approaching, what better time to revisit a variety that’s often misunderstood, and offer some suggestions for your table?

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