Riesling


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Ries·ling

(rēs′lĭng, rēz′-)
n.
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).]

Riesling

(ˈriːzlɪŋ; ˈraɪz-)
n
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]

Ries•ling

(ˈriz lɪŋ, ˈris-)

n.
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
Translations

Riesling

n (= variety of white wine)Riesling m
References in classic literature ?
Daylight drank a full tumbler of excellent Riesling, talked a few minutes, and accounted for a second tumbler.
Daylight knew that in the hotels, Riesling, not quite so good even, was charged for at from a dollar and a half to two dollars a quart.
Differences exist between a Riesling produced in the Finger Lakes (FLX) AVA and one produced in Alsace, but what these differences are and who is qualified to evaluate them seems to change each time the question is posed.
On the Johnson household it is clear they enjoy a glass of Riesling of an evening and he rails against the current notion that it's only suited to Asian food, saying it washes down cold meats very nicely.
Poor Riesling is the victim of a reputation earned decades ago, when much of it in the West was made in a sweet German style but without that country's characteristic acidity for balance.
We subject ourselves to all this acidity from the Riesling grape.
Riesling can be super sweet, decidedly dry and everything in-between.
IThe winners of its top 50 German wines competition have been announced and this week sees the start of its annual 31 Days of German riesling campaign to encourage us all to give German riesling a high-five.
IThe winners of its top 50 German wines competition have been announced and week sees the start of its annual 31 Days German riesling campaign to encourage all to give German riesling a high-five.
Bone dry and mineral-tinged or unctuous and dessert--like, it's never been a sweeter time for riesling.
IThe winners of its top 50 German wines competition have been announced and this week sees the start of its annual 31 Days German riesling campaign to encourage all to give German riesling a high-five.
Even the giant Bavarian beer festival, the giant Bavarian beer festival, E Oktoberfest, boasts a wine tent where Germany's 13 wine regions showcase a wide spectrum of styles and show how the cool climate and long ripening period - grapes for top wines can continue to ripen into November - produce fragrant, flavourful whites, especially for late ripening varieties such as its trophy grape, riesling.