Riesling is defined as a white wine that ranges from dry to very sweet and is made from a single variety of grape originally grown in Germany. Originating from Worms, Germany, the wine dates back to around the 1400s, but was referred to as Rüssling. The first known use of the term Riesling dates back to around 1552. The exact origin of the word is unknown, but the word may come from the German word “reis,” which in English means rise.
Sweet Rieslings pair well with salty cheeses such as the Italian cheese Parmigiano Reggiano or the Greek cheese Feta. If sitting down for a larger meal, consider pairing Rieslings with Thai or Chinese cuisine. Prost!