Many people avoid Rieslings because they don’t drink sweet wine. However, Rieslings can be completely dry, extremely sweet, and everything in between. The trouble is that it’s often difficult to tell how sweet any given bottle will be. I've written before about the German system that can help with this, but now there's an even easier way!
The International Riesling Foundation has come to the rescue! It has developed a sweetness scale that winemakers can include on their labels. This scale is designed to “make it easier for consumers to predict the taste they can expect from a particular bottle of Riesling,” help consumers find wines they’ll enjoy, and thus help producers sell more wine. The scale is entirely voluntary, but hopefully many producers will decide to participate. (The scale was first available for the 2008 vintage.)