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Bruce Sanderson
Issue: November 30, 2009

Though Riesling can be finicky about where it grows, the grape excels in diverse growing regions across the globe. There are cool, light-weight lime and slate versions from Germany's Mosel Valley; dry, stony styles from the Wachau district of Austria; and full-bodied, fleshy offerings from France's Alsace region. Another source for distinctive Rieslings is Australia, where the variety is made primarily in a dry style, with focused tropical fruit and lime flavors and bracing acidity. Best of all, Australian Rieslings deliver great value.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 10, 2009.

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