Wine for Normal People

The Grape Miniseries returns with a very special edition! Riesling expert Stuart Piggott joins us to give the low down on this exquisite but often misunderstood grape. This is a not-to-miss conversation with an entertaining, funny, NORMAL Riesling guru!

After gossiping about why a lot of wine experts are disconnected from normal people we cover stuff like:

  • The origins of the grape
  • Terroir's effect on Riesling
  • Style variation by place (Alsace,Australia, Austria, the US, Canada and more)
  • Growing Riesling and making it
  • The "petrol" note and spritz in the wine -- WHAT are they?
  • The sweetness factor
  • How to tell if something is sweet or dry by looking at the bottle and how to find a dry wine
  • Food pairings with Riesling
  • How to shop for Riesling to get the style you want
Next time we focus on Germany, the home and holy land of the grape!
Thanks for listening! Enjoy!

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Podcast music: "Café connection" by morgantj / CC BY 3.0, ©2009 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)Map: Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported2.5 Generic2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license
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Category:Riesling -- posted at: 1:39am EDT