Top 10 wines in the US press

29th August, 2013 by Andy Young

Eric Asimov recommends a wine that offers “just about everything we could want in a dry riesling,” while Fred Tasker picks out a “youthful and lively” Sauvignon Blanc.

US PressIn the New York Times Eric Asimov led a German Riesling tasting panel, writing, “I already know the first question, let me start with the answer: No, not all German rieslings are sweet. In fact, sweet German rieslings may soon be an endangered species.”

He added: “How can this be? Simple. The Germans themselves, as has been true for several decades now, overwhelmingly prefer dry wines without any trace of residual sweetness. But to say Germans prefer dry wines suggests that much consideration has been given to the issue. Rather, as Terry Theise, a leading importer of German wines, recently said, ‘The omnipresence of dry wines within Germany is a dubious example of this country’s temptation to do things in large, implacable blocs.’ He goes on to liken dry German rieslings to ‘a highly invasive species that wants to swallow up every other style.’

In terms of the results, Asimov wrote: “The top five is like an honour roll of producers, with the important caveat that our selection of 20 bottles is a representative cross-section rather than a comprehensive survey. So while these were our favourites in the tasting, that’s a long way from saying these are the best dry German rieslings. They are simply awfully good ones.”

Click through the following pages to end out more about the wines recommended by Asimov and other US wine writers over the last week.

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