Wine, Food, Recipes, and Meals at Home in Park Slope, Brooklyn 

August 1, 2014

The Revolution Starts on Planet Riesling

For the moment, let’s accept Stuart Pigott’s claim that Riesling is the “best white wine on earth” and focus on the less combative portion of his book’s title, “The Riesling Story.” Does this book tell the story of Riesling?

For starters, we can say that if this book is a “story,” it is not a “history.” The very first chapter of the book tells us a couple of important things about Riesling:  “Date of Birth: Unkown,” “Place of Birth: Unknown.” Very little of the following text has much to say about the propagation of the grape, its uses, its cultural importance, or its eventual dispersal around the globe.

Nor is this book a teatise or ... [More]



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