kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


A Standout Riesling from Down Under

One of the best whites I tried this past weekend at the DC Int'l Food and Wine Festival was a 2004 Tamar Ridge Riesling from Tasmania. It had a very indicative floral nose, along with apples, pears and minerals on the palate. The wine finished bone dry, and would be a perfect accompaniment to Easter ham, Thai curries, pork loin. And it would also be perfect on its own on the patio this spring or summer. Tasmania's cool climate keeps the wine's acidity high, resulting in an amazingly refreshing white.

This wine is imported by Robert Whale, and you can find it at Church Street Cellars in Vienna for $20.