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White With Attitude

The world would be a very dull place if we all just drank Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. However approachable these wines might be, there are times when I would treat myself to a wider range of flavors and aromas. There are plenty of more obscure whites worth trying, and my recommendation for the day will be - German Riesling.

German Riesling once ruled the world. Fresh and light in style, they are perfect for drinking at anytime of the day. Strangely, it has been overshadowed by other increasing popular whites such as Semillon, Viognier and Verdelho (pardon on my poor research, that's all I know :P). One special identity of Riesling for one who has ever tasted, is it's slight tinge of dry sweetness. it has a subtle, fragile flavor, that leaves a hint of bitter, moments after savoring. Perhaps, sweet dreams is over-rated over here, but the delicate-scented white certainly possess an attention-grabbing floral aroma.

Remember the first time you ever tried wine? You probably thought it was disgusting and slightly bitter. How things might have changed? I partake it with Riesling, my first bitter-sweet love. Dare my take for white with attitude.
Stacy8989 Stacy8989 18-21, F 5 Responses May 3, 2012

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Istrian Malvasia would be a great addition to your short list.

a good summer wine, a bit sweeter, was always a liebfraumilch. Also, by the water in the summer, for a long day, i do admit to a guilty pleasure of a good Sangria..

Very good suggestion. Here's to ya.

You are so right. The first time you taste wine, beer or any thing like that you do not like it. It takes some getting used to.

Try an Alsatian gewurztraminer if you're looking for a white wine with some spice...