Riesling is a grape people love or hate. It can be confusing because some are super dry and some are on the opposite end of the spectrum and super sweet. In Germany, the region perhaps best known for this grape, the battle for winemakers has always been in achieving ripeness. Historically, more time on the vine means riper grapes, which means sweeter and more complex wine. But in reality, in the hands of a great producer, a young, dry riesling can be a perfect substitute for wines like sauvignon blanc: fruity, floral, and refreshing. We think riesling is best enjoyed in great quantities. It goes well with spicy food, too.