In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Riesling, the noble grape of Germany, commanded prices and a reputation equivalent to those of the best châteaus of Bordeaux. But the rise and fall of bland, mass-marketed Liebfraumilch left the grape unfashionable and undervalued.
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