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(rēs′lĭng, rēz′-)
1. A variety of grape grown in cool areas, especially in Germany and the Pacific Northwest.
2. A dry to sweet, floral white wine made from this grape.

[German, from Middle High German, variant of rueszling : perhaps ruoz, soot (from Old High German, from Germanic *hrōtaz, of unknown origin) + -ling, noun suffix indicating possession of an attribute (the grape perhaps being called "sooty" because its fruit develops blackish spots when ripe).]


(ˈriːzlɪŋ; ˈraɪz-)
1. (Brewing) a white wine from the Rhine valley in Germany and from certain districts in other countries
2. (Plants) the grape used to make this wine
[C19: from German, from earlier Rüssling, of obscure origin]


(ˈriz lɪŋ, ˈris-)

1. a variety of white grape used in winemaking.
2. a fragrant white wine made from this grape.
[1825–35; < German, earlier rüssling (1490), of obscure orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Riesling - white grape grown in Europe and California
Riesling - fragrant dry or sweet white wine from the Rhine valley or a similar wine from California
common grape vine, vinifera, vinifera grape, Vitis vinifera - common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief source of Old World wine and table grapes
2.Riesling - fragrant dry or sweet white wine from the Rhine valley or a similar wine from California
hock, Rhenish, Rhine wine - any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)
Riesling - white grape grown in Europe and California


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Kung Pao Chicken (ginger shao xing, dark soy and Szechuan pepper) paired with Schloss Johannisberg riesling trocken (2013).
Unceremoniously fired by Taylor one Christmas Day in the early 1970's, for reasons that have never been determined, Wiemer eventually bought a 140-acre soybean farm and planted it with Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and, as insurance, the native Seyval Blanc, which he later replaced with Johannisberg Riesling.
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0[degrees]) Brix Ontario Winegrape Prices Set (All prices in Canadian dollars per tonne) 2009 2010 2011 Auxerrois $1,192 $1,204 $1,216 Baco Noir and Chambourcin $843 $843 $843 Cabernet Franc $1,676 $1,676 $1,676 Cabernet Sauvignon $1,875 $1,875 $1,875 Chardonnay $1,396 $1,410 $1,424 De Chaunac and Rosette $659 $659 $659 Gamay and Zweigeltrebe $1,283 $1,283 $1,283 Gewurztraminer $1,524 $1,539 $1,555 Johannisberg Riesling $1,368 $1,382 $1,396 Marechal Foch $780 $780 $780 Merlot $1,894 $1,894 $1,894 New York Muscat $520 $520 $520 Pinot Gris $1,563 $1,579 $1,594 Pinot Noir $1,933 $1,933 $1,933 Sauvignon Blanc $1,539 $1,554 $1,570 Seyval Blanc and Vidal $588 $594 $600 Shiraz $2,164 $2,164 $2,164
Fetzer "Echo Ridge" Johannisberg Riesling 2002 (California), $8.
Michelle Johannisberg Riesling "Its wonderful fruit and honey flavors coupled with firm acidity allow it to be enjoyed with many of our lighter entrees and salads.
Will Widmer was convinced that it was a relative of Johannisberg Riesling, while in fact it was a Missouri Riesling.