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  • adjective somewhat dry


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  • The winery reserved the two semi-dry rieslings for the end of the tasting believing that they would have a different overall profile.

    The New York Cork Report:

  • The 2007 semi-dry riesling was a knockout, with powerful lemon and citrus flavors backed by a touch of sweetness and hint of acidity and minerality.

    The New York Cork Report:

  • This wine was in tremendous balance and demonstrated to me, again, that on the whole I prefer 2007 semi-dry reislings to their dry counterparts from the same vintage.

    The New York Cork Report:

  • Sheldrake's vertical featured semi-dry riesling, not dry riesling.

    The New York Cork Report:

  • Historically, labels with semi-dry, off-dry, or even dry have always been completely subjective, and often confusing to the consumer.

    The Circle of (New) Life: Red Newt Is Evolving

  • My senior year I took the "Introduction to Wines" class and remember being blown away by the Hermann J. Weimer semi-dry Riesling.

    The New York Cork Report:

  • When I produced the first vintage at Red Newt in 1998, one of the six (6) wines that made up the portfolio was a semi-dry blend of Vidal and Cayuga named “Red Newt White”.

    The Circle of (New) Life: Red Newt Is Evolving

  • The first bottle was either a semi-dry or dry riesling from Hermann J. Wiemer.


  • I just tend to prefer the flavors of the dry vs. semi-dry.

    The Four Stages of Riesling

  • She found all the Rieslings she sampled -- those labelled dry, semi-dry, and semi-sweet -- to be "dry" in her lexicon.

    The Circle of (New) Life: Red Newt Is Evolving


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