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Of all of the German wine regions, the Mosel wine region is only the third largest, but undoubtedly the most recognizable internationally. Before 2007 it was called Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, but was shortened to help take advantage of that name recognition. The region draws its name from the Moselle River that runs below many of the steep hillside vineyards.
Most Mosel wines, particularly inexpensive Riesling and white table wines, have an undeserved reputation for being, frankly, sweet. However, that is not always true as Germans are trending toward drinking drier wines. Thus these wines have begun to pick up traction and be exported outside of Germany. The classifications trocken (dry) and a newer non-regulated category called feinherb (off-dry, but sweeter than the old halbtrocken or "half dry" classification) are beginning to perhaps reflect modern wine drinking influences worldwide.