- a variety of grape.
- the vine bearing this grape, grown in Europe and California.
- a fragrant, white, dry or sweet wine made from this grape.
Origin of Riesling
Borrowed into English from German around 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for riesling
But a royal mandate in the 18th century to grow only Riesling shaped the landscape into what it is today.Germany’s Wine Revolution Is Just Getting Started
April 26, 2014
If pairing with citrus flavors you might want to consider a nice Riesling as well.Valentine's Day Wine and Chocolate Pairings
February 11, 2011
Well, we had a bottle of Riesling,” he adds, “and it worked very well with that.Breast Milk Cheese
March 9, 2010
Try a manly washed-rind cheese like the Cato Corner Farm Hooligan with a floral, sweet wine like a Riesling or Gewurtztraminer.Why We Love Stinky Cheese
January 14, 2010
The wine is made from a Riesling grape, and has some color, a hint of sweetness, and is very unusual.The Official Beverage of France
August 4, 2009
Sauterne, Chablis, Riesling or any Rhenish type will serve splendidly.The Complete Book of Cheese
Robert Carlton Brown
Riesling snapped, "Well, you're lucky to have a chance to lunch with a gentleman!"
The attendant returned with "Riesling says he don't want to see you."
Riesling absolutely refuses to have any testimony reflecting on his wife.
This method is used successfully for certain wine grapes such as Riesling, Cabernet, and Semillon.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
- a white wine from the Rhine valley in Germany and from certain districts in other countries
- the grape used to make this wine
C19: from German, from earlier Rüssling, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for riesling
1833, from German Riesling (15c.), the name of the grape, of uncertain origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper