Top Ten Summer Rieslings for Under $25

Riesling has oft been dismissed as just another sweet white wine, but what many don’t know is it falls along a spectrum of flavors and levels of ripeness, like any other wine, and can range from chillingly bone-dry, with a razor-sharp acidity, to floral and delicate with a hint of salinity, to fruity, dense, almost botrytized (nobly rotten dessert wine grapes) in flavor, perfumed with the flavors of honey and fruit. It’s my personal favorite because of this variation, and I hope that after reading this, it will be your favorite, too....more