A crisp, aromatic wine, considered the noblest white of all by much of the wine world, that goes with just about everything
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 charcuterie―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.