Riesling sweetness scale launched
8 Sep 2008 by Jancis Robinson
The International Riesling Foundation has just launched its proposed Riesling Taste Profile, a graphic they would like to see on back labels of Rieslings to give us wine drinkers a vague idea of how sweet the wine inside is likely to taste together with voluntary technical guidelines given below. This initiative, aimed at the American market but launched “in time to be available for use by northern hemisphere wineries on wines from the 2008 vintage” offers producers graphics to indicate four different levels of sweetness. California wine writer Dan Berger who did much of the leg work in coming up with this scale, working in...

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