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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Rizling, term for the white grape variety known variously in central Europe as welschriesling, olasz rizling, laški rizling, and riesling italico. The Germans disapprove of any name for this inferior grape variety which suggests a relationship with their own noble riesling vine, but will accept Rizling as a suitably distinctive alternative.