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Riesling Rules

Riesling Rules - Wine Enthusiast magazine

"Sales are surging, off-dry styles are leading the charge -- and Washington State wines are at the head of the pack. There is no smoking gun (or toasted barrel) that can account for the surprising, steady rise in popularity of the Riesling -- especially off-dry Riesling -- over the past five years. No French paradox, no spitbucket-dumping moving scene, no social medial upheaval...None of this explains why Washington State has become the Riesling capital of the country. But it probably has a lot to do with an initiative begun by Allen Shoup..."