Grab some Sriracha and a bottle of Riesling

Reigning from Germany, Riesling is one of the six noble grapes.

For some reason, it usually comes in a tall, skinny bottle. Riesling has a reputation of being crisp and florally, as well as sweet, but many Rieslings are dry.

Fun Fact: Rieslings are the most aromatic wine in the world.

This tall blonde pairs well on its own or with any food. However, Riesling and spicy foods are a killer combo. Indian and Thai food plus a bottle of Riesling equals heaven for your taste buds.

This girl is best served cold.

One of my favourite things about Riesling is that the labels make it so easy to know what you are going to get. One of these four descriptions will appear on every bottle of Riesling. It’s in German, but I can tell you what to look for.

Trocken – always dry, crisp, high acidity, with hints of minerals

Kabinett – Light wine, fruity, high acidity

Spatlese – Late harvest wines with honeycomb flavours, tropically fruit and high acidity

Auslese – Full-ripened wines, sweet fruits and honey, high acidity

Wines that aren’t Riesling, but are pretty frikkin close to Rielsing:

Muscat, Gewürztraminer, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Loureiro (Portugal), Torrontes (Argentina), Malvasia Bianca (Italy)

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