Competition: Riesling Shootout

Neil Pendock March 17, 2011 47

Well the Riesling Competition attracted a whole slew of entries and the central committee has selected two finalists:

1) Ancient history, modern mystery from Ingrid Biesheuvel


2) Join the Riesling revelation from Kwispedoor

By posting a comment on this blog, you may vote for your favourite.


The original story:

Would it be possible to blog again to get votes on either slogan 1 or 2, and we can decide on the winner from the number of votes received.
My top ten advertising slogans of the 20th century:

1. Diamonds are forever (DeBeers)
2. See how it runs (Cerebos salt)
3. The pause that refreshes (Coca-Cola)
4. Tastes great, less filling (Miller Lite)
5. We try harder (Avis)
6. Good to the last drop (Maxwell House)
7. Let your fingers do the walking (Yellow Pages)
8. They taste so good ‘cos they eat so good (Farmer Brown Chickens)
9. Variety is in our nature (WOSA)
10. Chicken of the Sea (Tuna Cannery)

They made millions for the advertising agencies that coined them and billions for the companies behind them. Just Riesling, the SA Riesling Association, would like to do the same thing for their elegant varietal. So Uncorked is hosting a competition to come up with a killer phrase, a stupendous slogan, a magnificent motto to sum up Riesling.

First prize is a mixed case of Riesling donated by Just Riesling plus copy-writing immortality. To enter, simply post a comment by close of business on 28 February. A winner will be chosen by Just Riesling and announced at the end of March.


  1. Jenni B February 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm -

    Risen? Rising? No – Riesling!

  2. Alf February 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm -

    Join the riesling revolution

  3. Danny February 7, 2011 at 7:08 pm -

    Riesling makes you randy

  4. harry February 7, 2011 at 7:40 pm -

    I drink, Riesling.


    When you know wine, you know Riesling

    or the converse I couldn’t decide

    When you know Riesling, you know wine.


    Riesling, it suits you.

    That’s all I have for now.

  5. Harry Reginald Haddon February 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm -

    I drink, Riesling.

    When you know wine, you know Riesling

    When you know Riesling, you know wine.

    Riesling, it suits you.

    Will think of more and get back to you.

  6. Freddy February 7, 2011 at 8:55 pm -

    Stop teasing, pour me a riesling.

  7. howard February 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm -

    remarkable riesling

  8. Jannie February 7, 2011 at 11:11 pm -

    liefling, skink my ‘n riesling

  9. Brett February 8, 2011 at 7:28 am -

    This white’s PC*

    *Pretty Cool

  10. Deolinda du Toit February 8, 2011 at 8:00 am -


  11. enzo February 8, 2011 at 10:14 am -

    i like to linger on a riesling as much as the next sipper but i have yet to enjoy a local example that holds a candle to the teutonic stalwarts that have stamped their authority on the varietal.

  12. Peter February 8, 2011 at 11:37 am -

    Visiting Atlanta ? Enjoy Reisling at Rice Ling.

  13. Raisin Hell February 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm -

    “Hit the Riesling!” – Julius Malema

  14. Kyle Martin February 8, 2011 at 3:04 pm -

    Instead, drink Riesling

  15. Johnny B Goode February 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm -

    Riesling “AG ZOOOOOOOO”

  16. BobO February 8, 2011 at 5:58 pm -

    Riesling – for the wineO in you!
    But on the other hand Darren, Riesling’s in a class of its own.
    For the discerning wine ponce – Riesling!
    Riesling, it’ll ring your bell

  17. Allister February 8, 2011 at 7:28 pm -

    I will have anything, as long as its a Riesling.


    Riesling. Know about it yet?


    Riesling. You’ll know.


    Riesling. Rise above.


    Riesling. When you done with the ABCs.

  18. Chris February 8, 2011 at 7:39 pm -

    Riesling. The real thing.

  19. Pieter de Waal February 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm -

    Riesling: It’s the real thing.


    Do the real thing, drink Riesling.

  20. Billy S. February 8, 2011 at 10:18 pm -

    Drink Riesling. Vote ANC. Go to heaven.

  21. Emile February 10, 2011 at 6:38 am -

    Just Riesling – the Wine and Only.

  22. Niel February 10, 2011 at 8:02 am -

    Get Real. Get Riesling.

  23. Mr Chow February 10, 2011 at 9:33 am -

    We Ring. We Sing. We Ding. We Riesling.

  24. Kwispedoor February 10, 2011 at 9:39 am -

    @ Billy S: LOL!

    Here’s a few:

    1. Graduate to Riesling
    2. Riesling: taste pedigree
    3. Riesling: tango by taste buds
    4. Taste pedigree – choose real Riesling
    5. Riesling. Liquid soul.
    6. Just Riesling. Only bliss.
    7. Taste buds sing for Riesling

  25. David C February 10, 2011 at 9:48 am -

    Drink different.

    Pass the Riesling!

    Bring the fresh.

    Reach for Riesling.

  26. Sir Cumference (AndreWOSA) February 10, 2011 at 10:24 am -

    Riesling with Reindeer!

  27. Andries February 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm -

    The seven flags of SA wine: Robertson, Robinson, Rudman, Rustenberg, Rillema, Rawsonville… Riesling!

  28. Bevan Goldswain February 11, 2011 at 2:54 am -

    1: Riesling…was all it took
    2: Riesling, you may not like it.
    3: Riesling, because you cant please them all
    4: Riesling makes it ok
    5: Feel like a spy, riesling.

  29. JT February 11, 2011 at 9:00 am -

    Riesling. Because you are worth it.

  30. Reenen February 11, 2011 at 9:45 am -

    Leave it to Riesling!

  31. Reenen February 11, 2011 at 9:47 am -

    If you are thinking about it, then it’s not for you!

  32. Kwispedoor February 11, 2011 at 8:23 pm -

    History meets the future in your glass of Riesling.

    Riesling – history meets the future.

    Riesling – nothing beats the real thing.

    Riesling – when a podium finish is not good enough.

    All resistance crumbles at the throne of Riesling.

    Life, liberty and the pursuit of Riesling.

    Riesling: it’s easier to fake passion than to hide it.

    All is fair in Riesling and war.

    Real Riesling or nothing.

    Let real Riesling reveal itself to you.

    Join the Riesling revelation.

    Join the Riesling revolution.

    Real wine lovers can’t resist real Riesling.

    Riesling – there’s no equal, just pretenders.

    Riesling – there’s no equal.

    Riesling – great, but not the pretender.

    Riesling – great, but no pretender.

    Riesling – the white prince.

    Riesling – the prince of white wines.

    Not even a fool and his Riesling is soon parted.

    For an aftertaste that stays longer than Mubarak and Mugabe combined: Riesling.

    Riesling and squash: for those who want to sweat Crouchen Blanc.

    Ok, now it’s getting silly…

  33. Malu Lambert February 12, 2011 at 11:34 am -

    Ah okay let’s give this a bash..

    Just Riesling

    – Say it with flowers

    – An aromatic weapon

    – Alsace and then I’ll drink

    – Let’s get Schloss’ed

    -Like a rhinestone cowboy

    -A river of Rhine

    (there were more but they were even sillier..)

  34. Peter F May February 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm -

    Rieturn to Riesling (as spelled)

    Rieconsider Riesling

    For Wine, Riead Riesling

    Have you Riesled Today?

    Riesling, Rieally!

    Riesling – It’s Not Crouchen

    Riesling Now

  35. jonathan February 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm -

    riesling – needs a second warning

  36. jonathan February 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm -

    Riesling – the other/real revolution

    Riesling – the slow-burn revolution

    know riesling know wine

    no riesling no wine

  37. Roisin February 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm -

    Always have a Riesling to pamper yourself.
    A life with rhyme and Riesling.
    Just Riesling – Teasingly divine.
    Just Riesling – Tease your tongue.
    Riesling – An epiphany in wine.
    Riesling – Heaven in a half-glass.
    Riesling – Regal revelations.
    Just Riesling – Perfect purity.
    Riesling – Taste heaven at point blanc range.
    Riesling – Sweet Seraphim.
    You need a good Riesling to relax.

  38. Roisin February 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm -

    Have a wonderful Riesling to celebrate.
    You need one good Riesling to celebrate

  39. Kwispedoor February 25, 2011 at 8:26 am -

    The Rise of Real Riesling
    Awaken Your Inner Riesling
    Regal Riesling Really Rocks
    Crown Your Glass With Real Riesling
    Real Riesling – Soul Electricity
    Real Riesling. Liquid Love.

  40. Joerg February 25, 2011 at 9:04 am -

    riesling, you rascal!

  41. lizard December 13, 2011 at 11:57 am -

    We sling riesling

  42. yogawino January 13, 2012 at 1:22 pm -

    I sing, you sing, we all sing for Riesling!


    I sin, you sin, we all sin for Rieslin’


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