Rieslings for the Upcoming Feast

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Riesling rules the land of Germany, and is also the king in Alsace, just over the French border. German rieslings tend to have slightly more sugar and less acidity than their Alsatian neighbors, making them a great pairing for Thanksgiving side dishes of squashes and starches, like butternut squash soups and sweet potato casseroles. Dr. Loosen's off-dry riesling ($12) has a wonderful medium body and notes of ripe peach and candied lemon.