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America's Best Riesling

Where to taste life-changing Rieslings across the country, from a Boulder restaurant serving single-vineyard bottles to a New York bar with a Riesling campaign.

Menton; Boston

Wine Director Cat Silirie loads her list with bottlings from Austria and Germany, with numerous selections from star producers like F.X. Pichler.

Frasca Food and Wine; Boulder, CO

This northern Italian restaurant has a shocking number of grand cru and single-vineyard Rieslings.

Embeya; Chicago

Riesling famously goes well with spicy Asian food, but wine director Danielle Pizzutillo also pairs the 50-odd bottles on Embeya's list with things like pickled vegetables, coconut or pork.

Chada; Las Vegas

Chef, owner and wine director Bank Atcharawan is renowned in Vegas for epic Riesling lists.

Spago Beverly Hills; Los Angeles

Christopher Miller's huge wine list is packed with older Rieslings from some of the world's best winemakers.

Le Bernardin; New York City

Mixed into Aldo Sohm's spectacular Burgundy list is a stash of Rieslings from Germany and his native Austria.

The Marrow; New York City

This year-old spot has more than 70 Rieslings to pair with chef Harold Dieterle's Italian- and German-inspired dishes.

Terroir; New York City

The home base for co-owner Paul Grieco's Summer of Riesling campaign, which has caught on at over 100 restaurants in the US.

The Slanted Door; San Francisco

The pithy list at chef Charles Phan's Vietnamese spot represents excellent small producers.

Wild Ginger; Seattle

Wild Ginger has amassed an enormous Riesling collection, with 30 different bottlings from German superstar Dönnhoff.

Proof; Washington, DC

Joe Quinn's 1,000-bottle list has 22 Rieslings that cost less than $75 a bottle.

Benu; San Francisco

At San Francisco's Benu, Austrian Riesling is beverage director Yoon Ha's go-to for many of chef-owner Corey Lee's complex, Korean-inflected dishes.

Published October 2013


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