Ries·​ling ˈrēz-liŋ How to pronounce Riesling (audio) ˈrēs- How to pronounce Riesling (audio)
: a white wine that ranges from dry to very sweet and is made from a single variety of grape originally grown in Germany
also : the grape

Examples of Riesling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sentimental and heartfelt, Cancers may enjoy something with a hint of sweetness, like a Riesling featuring honey or lychee aromas, Brown says. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Nov. 2023 For the most part, red wines will outlast whites, but don’t tell that to a Riesling producer from Germany or Alsace. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 5 Nov. 2023 Their Father & Son Riesling is a bargain at $15 per bottle and delivers a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity that pairs with spicy food and hot summer nights. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 27 Sep. 2023 Well-made Riesling is a sommelier darling due to its adaptability as a food pairing wine and its sometimes complex, slightly petrol qualities. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Sep. 2023 Fish-dinner options • Dinner ($80 per couple) includes two dinners and one bottle of Markko 2018 Lot No. 1813 Chardonnay or Lot No. 1912 Riesling. Marc Bona, cleveland, 17 Sep. 2023 Edwards—an alum of Betony, Carbone, and Gramercy Tavern—inherited an American-focused cellar, also stacked with Burgundies, Riesling, and food-friendly Grüner Veltliner. Caroline Hatchett, Robb Report, 2 Aug. 2023 The area has become one of America’s best wine-growing regions—particularly for the sweeter white varietals like Riesling. Brandon Presser, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 July 2023 Alsace Rieslings or Gewürztraminer are also really nice pairings for this vegetarian dish. Kristy Alpert, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 July 2023 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Riesling was in 1833

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“Riesling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Riesling. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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