Riesling with Asian is it!

/ Updated on October 7, 2014

Who wants to turn on the stove or oven in the summer!? The hot weather steers us in the direction of a chilled white wine. What better pairing than a nice Riesling with sushi?

My family has enjoyed sushi for almost a century, long before it became popular on the U.S. epicurean scene. Growing up in Taiwan, a variety of inexpensive Asian cuisine was readily available. Living in metropolitan cities also exposed us to more “cutting edge” foods before they were mainstreamed into American fusion restaurants. But spending $100 on sushi was not a common occurrence in spite of our frequent craving for it. Then, one recent winter, I finally found the time to make sushi at home. It’s a breeze, once all the ingredients are assembled. And the end result is a tummy filling labor of love that our family and friends truly appreciate.

If there was ever a classic wine and food pairing, Riesling with Asian is it. We love the Urban Riesling. This modern-styled Riesling is from St. Urbans-Hof winery, a lovely property in the Mosel area of Germany. A pure and true expression of Mosel character, it has a nice minerality from the blue slate soil along with a flavorful light elegance. Racy, fruity and crisp with floral notes, this off-dry white gets your gastric juices flowing and can stand up to a wasabi dunk. Prosit. Chill. Enjoy.

Find it in Teller Wines’ Sweet and Tart flavor profile. There are two styles of the St. Urbans-Hof Rieslings ranging from $17.99 to $24.99.

Catherine Hester

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co-owner of Teller Wines in Lewes, DE with her husband Kevin, is a world traveler and shares their adventures at various wineries while offering thoughts on why she and Kevin order particular wines for their customers. Learn more about the Hesters by clicking here. View all articles written by Catherine Hester

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  1. Avatar Arnold Berke says:

    I was in Taiwan in 2010 ( and loved it). I found that there had been a long connection with Japan (due partly to the Japanese having occupied the island for a long time, and not only during World War II). It was surprising that the Taiwanese didn’t feel the animus toward Japan that characterizes some other Asian countries. Re sushi, I wonder if its presence in Taiwan was due to this Japanese presence.

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