Wine Pairings 101 – Riesling
Photo: Rob D. Brodman
Swirl and taste: Delicate white peach, green apple, and lime flavors ― or riper apricot, nectarine, and mandarin orange. Riesling often has a pleasant minerality akin to wet stones and a haunting diesel-like aroma (if you can imagine that as a good thing).
• Salads and vegetables
• Egg dishes
• Sausages, salumi, and charcouterie ― especially cured pork products
• Asian dishes ― Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese (sushi!), Indian
• Southwestern foods
Find your style: Bone-dry to quite sweet. (Western winemakers are making it drier now.) The best have great acidity that keeps the wine lively.