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Riesling

 

a mid-season variety of wine grape.

The Riesling grape comes from the Rhine River Valley. It is cultivated in the Federal Republic of Germany, where it is used to make the famous Rhine and Moselle light table wines. In the USSR it is grown in the Krasnodar and Stavropol’ krais of the RSFSR and the Ukrainian SSR, Moldavian SSR, Kazakh SSR, Azerbaijan SSR, and Middle Asian republics. The cluster is small or of average size, cylindrical or cylindrical-conical in shape, and compact or loose. The berry is small or of medium size (11–15 mm in diameter), round, and greenish white, with scattered brown dots that are characteristic of the variety. Riesling grapes are used to make table wines, and in Middle Asia, fortified and dessert wines.

Italian Riesling (Colombard), an Italian wine variety, has been regionalized in the Ukrainian SSR and Moldavian SSR.

Riesling

grape grown in Germany and California, producing a dry or sweet white wine. [Ger. Hist.: Misc.]
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Johannisberger is a better size and looks much more of a chasing type.
Johannisberger 4g Arakan - Housekeeping Mrs Patricia Hunt 4 RPR 111b Fourth in the Land Rover Bumper at Punchestown and we have always thought plenty of him.
About the winner, Meade added: "We thought Johannisberger was better than him when they ran in the Land Rover Bumper, so I hope that horse is as good.
One of two newcomers for the stable in the 25-runner field that day, Texas Jack was the outsider of the pair in deference to Nina Carberry's choice of Johannisberger.
Noel Meade won the Goffs Land Rover Bumper here on Tuesday with Texas Jack - unfortunately I picked the wrong one in that and finished fourth on Johannisberger - and Six Stone Ned, whom I ride in the Peggy Barry-Walsh Memorial Flat Race (6.
Meade, also responsible for fourth-placed Johannisberger, commented: "I told Nina [Carberry] to ride the other horse because I thought they might not go slow enough for the winner but Jason gave him a lovely ride.
Black Zorro, Johannisberger, Rodriguez and Purcell's Bridge carry hopes in the bumper, while Quito De La Roque is no banker in my book but he should be thereabouts in the finale.