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To drink Riesling?

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tyunnos Sat 21-Oct-17 12:50:58

Apparently Riesling is the low of the low of whites according to dp? Wtf?
In his words it’s one of the chav white wines.
Aibu to think that it’s perfectly acceptable and drinkable? I’ve never really given much thought to what wine is considered “chav”?!

MeganChips Sat 21-Oct-17 12:52:14

A good Reisling can be lovely, YANBU. Enjoy!

MeganChips Sat 21-Oct-17 12:52:31

Riesling even!

TroysMammy Sat 21-Oct-17 12:54:48

I wouldn't say Reisling Kabinett at around £7 a bottle is a chav drink. I love a Reisling having first tasted it in Germany.

TroysMammy Sat 21-Oct-17 12:55:47

Oops I spelt it wrong too and I'm sober.

Pengggwn Sat 21-Oct-17 12:55:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Cakescakescakes Sat 21-Oct-17 12:56:10

The Dr Loosen rieslings are gorgeous. M&S always have one or two in.

Graphista Sat 21-Oct-17 12:58:01

People who REALLY know about wine aren't this stupid! There are good examples of all types of wine and bad ones. Those with real knowledge will tell you this.

Besides which how is it affecting him? It's not! Tell him not to be such an ignorant snob!

FurryDogMother Sat 21-Oct-17 13:03:33

I've just seen Rick Stein on't telly saying how lovely Riesling is, and how he doesn't understand why it's not more popular in the UK (he was in Berlin). I like it too!

GoldfishCrackers Sat 21-Oct-17 13:05:25

He’s both wrong and a snob.

DorisDangleberry Sat 21-Oct-17 13:07:43

Your DP is clearly a know nothing. Riesling is one of the world's great grape varieties, and makes some of the best white wine on the world

LolaTheDarkerdestroyer Sat 21-Oct-17 13:10:13

Nah get some lambrini instead it’s da shit.

Viserion Sat 21-Oct-17 13:11:44

Your DH is the ignorant one here. How can an entire variety of grape be 'chav'?

He is getting himself confused by the fact that Blue Nun was (is?!) a Riesling and was the mass popular wine of the 1970s.

bakingaddict Sat 21-Oct-17 13:14:55

Me and DH like a glass of Riesling it's a lovely wine. Your DH shows he an arse for comments like this

iBiscuit Sat 21-Oct-17 13:16:39

It's great with Thai food. Most other wines disappear with spicy, citrus flavoured dishes.

kiwiquest Sat 21-Oct-17 13:20:21

Alsace Riesling is lovely. NZ Rieslings are nice too.

oneoffnamechange123 Sat 21-Oct-17 13:21:05

You always see a Riesling on the wine menus of Michelin star restaurants! Agree with the Dr Loosen recco above

headintheproverbial Sat 21-Oct-17 13:21:13

Your DH clearly knows very little about wine. There are many award winning (and very expensive Rieslings).


confusedandemployed Sat 21-Oct-17 13:22:56

Riesling is an excellent wine, fruitier than many that goes well with spicier, deeper food.
Ex DP was a sommelier and loved a riesling.

Hs2Issue Sat 21-Oct-17 13:23:47

I love Riesling wine and that German one's tend to be quite low in alcohol.

Birdsgottafly Sat 21-Oct-17 13:26:24

Oh takes me back to the 70's, my Mum liked that and Hock.

I like Sweet White wine, so when i drank,i bought the odd bottle of Lambrini.

I hate snobbery around food and drink.

Viserion Sat 21-Oct-17 13:39:37

This has reminded me of being at a dinner with a group of male colleagues all 'debating' which wine to choose and trying to outdo each other with their knowledge and preferences (at least 3 nationalities involved) for about 10 minutes. We'd all just got off a transatlantic flight, were tired and were only going to be having a glass each, given there were 6 of us. I ended up taking the menu off them, telling them to stop being wine snobs placing an order based on what was acceptable from an expenses perspective.

Can't bear wine bores. Love drinking it though.

CrazyHairSister Sat 21-Oct-17 13:45:46

My OH works for a vintners that have their own vineyards all over the world. Some of their finest award winning wines are their German Reislings.

I think Blue Nun and Black Tower wrecked the reputation of German wines as they are often what come to mind.

SnowWhite33 Sat 21-Oct-17 14:36:03

Austrian Riesling ( or Gruner Veltliner) is perfect with white asparagus and hollandaise sauce. Its always the choice of wine served here in NL during the white asparagus season.
Your DP needs some educating

rubybleu Sat 21-Oct-17 17:14:18

Riesling can be a delicious wine. Lots of "wine people" get very excited over a good riesling. Riesling comes in so many styles, from the beautiful floral Alsace wines to the very dry Australian ones.

If I had to pick a really pedestrian wine that's often poor quality/favoured by the masses in the UK, it would be cheap sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio.

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