Rightfully Riesling

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Riesling is a mainstay varietal due in no small part to its incredible ability to express the unique terroir of wherever it is grown. Originating in Germany (where it is referred to as Riesslingen), this internationally grown grape comes in many varieties. And the 13th isn’t just a random date— it’s a birthday celebration!

March 13, 1435 marks the date of the first written evidence of the grape, listed on an invoice. Pretty crazy when you think about how far the vine has grown, isn’t it? Happy birthday to you, Riesling. May we raise our glasses.

Johannes Zillinger Velue Riesling 2.0 ($25) Citrus and tropical fruit make themselves known here, with a hint of slate.

Sheldrake Point Dry Riesling ($17) Dry and tangy, with a smooth minerality.

Reichsrat Von Buhl Bone Dry Riesling ($22) Zippy, zingy, peachy keen.

Eva Fricke Riesling ($33) Tropical, floral, and made by a master.

Gunderlach GG Pettenthal ($76) Complex; coconut and licorice meet juicy citrus. Cellar worthy.

Tipsy is a woman-owned wine and spirits shop in New York City. We offer more than 200 varietals for every palate and budget, as well as artisanal gifts and glassware. Want to get regular, curated wine deliveries to your door every month? Join the Tipsy’s Wine Club! Tell us what kind of wine you like and how many bottles you want each month. We pick out the bottles, personalized to your taste, and ship out the bottles either monthly or bi-monthly, whatever is best for you. Find out more about our Wine Club here.