RELAX, IT’S INTERNATIONAL RIESLING DAY
March 13 is Riesling’s birthday. The oldest documentation of the Riesling grape originates from the year 1435 with plantings in the village of Hochheim, near Frankfurt, Germany. To this day, it is the benchmark grape of Germany with consumers enjoying this off-dry, versatile white wine in every corner of Planet Earth. The number one imported Riesling brand in Canada is the ever-popular Relax Riesling. Hailing from top steep-sloped, sun drenched vineyards along the Mosel River Valley, the colour is greenish-straw with an enticing floral bouquet with hints of peach and citrus. Off-dry with a medium body and balancing acidity, like a ballerina, it dances gracefully on the palate. Enjoy on its own, or pair with spicy Asian dishes, salads, fish or lighter meats such as veal, and again, Happy Birthday.