Web Original: What To Drink Tonight: Riesling Kilikanoon “Mort’s Block”

While undeniably delicious, rieslings can be a challenge to shop for. These wines range from bone-dry to dessert sweet, and few declare their degree of sweetness on the label.

Here’s a tip: Australia specializes in dry, French-inspired style of rieslings and produces remarkably versatile — food-friendly, yet fantastic alone — wines, often available at an extremely fair price.

Kilikanoon’s Mort Block riesling ($12.99) from Aussie’s Clare Valley is redolent of green apples, jasmine tea and lime zest. This dry and sharp wine brightens the flavors of a wide range of food partners — from fried calamari to smoked salmon, and curried chicken to sausages and sauerkraut.