This week’s wine news is taken from an announcement I got from the New York Wine & Grape Foundation about a “Top Wines for Thanksgiving” list that was published on It’s about New York State’s own Wagner Vineyards Riesling. I’m going to try to rustle up this one right away. But I’m glad to know that dry Riesling is also available from other more local wineries in the area, so I won’t despair if this particular one doesn’t find its way to our Thanksgiving table. Dry Riesling is a delicious wine. Read on:

Wagner Vineyards 2017 Dry Riesling

This dry riesling just won two prestigious awards: top 100 best buys of 2019 and best white wine at the 2019 New York Wine Classic. Julie Hosbach, sommelier and education and member services manager of The New York Wine and Grape Foundation says “Riesling is arguably the most food-friendly wine, as its high acidity acts as a conductor of flavor intensity, bringing out the best flavors in your turkey dinner,” she says. “Its high acidity also cuts through the fattiness and cleanses your palate.”