Most Intense Summer of Riesling YET Continues to Burn Brightly,
A Beacon of Acidity All Across New York City, Inspiring Acidhounds
Across The Country And All Over The Planet
Attention , Dear Terroirists.
have much to discuss, exhort and celebrate. Let's begin with
a multitude of Summer of Riesling
Both Terroir winelists
feature upwards of 29 Rieslings By The Glass. And ONLY Riesling,
it's the only white by the glass we will offer ALL SUMMER.
out this sample page from Terroir | Tribeca. While
mulling over the depth and intensity of our Rieslingmania,
you may want to read this essay, Musings
on Riesling, penned by Our Fearless
Leader, Chairman Grieco in an effort to explain to the newly
initiated, the timid, the curious What This Summer
Is All About. Featuring a terrific new poem which
may, or may not, make our enthusiasm crystal clear.
We made the front page of The New York Times. Kinda neat.
Grieco Armwrestles Bruni Over Residual Sugar! Bruni Vows To
Grow Goatee, Drink Only Ausleses From Now On
As is our tradition, we have invited Terroirists
of note to contribute to our infamous winelists with their
own Favorite Rieslings which of course are
available for you to imbibe along with their thoughts. Rajat
Parr on Leitz, Randall
Grahm on Von Schubert, Inez
Ribustello on Richter, Hristo
Zisovski on Gassmann, Jesse
Rodriguez on Karthauserhof and of course, the
Wine Queen, Sonja Christ, on Knebel.
Riesling Tastings Continuing
throughout the summer, a series of Riesling tastings
to school you in style at Terroir | E.Vil.
Thursday August 26th, 6:00pm $25.00
Funny to think that barely 20 years ago, the wines of Austria
were absolutely foreign to us. In these subsequent years though,
the Austrians have come on like a vinous juggernaut, not only
creating niches for their indigenous varietals (Grüner
Veltliner, Zierfandler, Blaufränkisch, St. Laurent) but
impressing all with their monumental expressions of Riesling.
In the wine world, we generally synthesize all information
to create a uniform whole...in this case, all Rieslings taste
like German Rieslings. On the contrary, Austrian Rieslings
are vitally and powerfully different. More weight, more power,
screaming levels of dryness...monstrous examples of what primary
rock combined with the world's greatest grape can produce.
The regions of Wachau, Kremstal and Kamptal will be explored
tonight, with visits to some of the greatest and coolest producers
in the country.
Tuesday, August 31st, 6:00pm $25.00
Little do we realize that one of the world's great venues
for growing great Riesling wines lies just north of our fair
city. And if you are willing to make the 5 hour pilgrimage
to the Finger Lakes, you will find a glorious tableau in which
Riesling thrives. At the forefront of this Riesling Promised
Land is Hermann Wiemer Vineyards, the leading light in the
introduction of fine wine grapes to this region. Oskar Bynke,
one of the maestros at the estate, will present the full range
of wines tonight, from the Dry Reserve 2008 and 2003, to the
single vineyard wines (Magdalena 2008, HJW 2008) and finishing
with the Late Harvest 2008 and the TBA 2008. As we know, New
York is second to none...much like our Rieslings (at least
in the United States).XX
more, more, more about The Tastings.
CRAWL Eleven of NYC's most insane wine bars,
our comrades in Riesling Fanaticism joined in for a Bar Crawl
that from July 7th to August 7th. Fifteen
of our most hardcore Acidhounds donned Terroir T Shirts, decorated
their bodies with our tattoos and stickers and got their Official
Crawl Passports officially stamped at each of these venues.
Their entries are now being studied by Chairman Grieco at
An Undisclosed Location, while our Crawl Finalists study and
prepare answers to Secret Essay questions which we have encoded
and passed onto them.
ALL ABOUT IT here.
As always, please consult:
Official Summer of Riesling Safety Tips.
Pig Roast. was held at
Hearth every Tuesday night this past July and August.
We are now preparing for the Final Pig Roast of The
Season. Don't miss it.
We have created a three-course menu featuring a glorious pig
prepared in the Tuscan tradition (stuffed with pork sausage)
as the centerpiece.$44 per person. To compliment the food-stuffs,
a cool corresponding menu of wine/beer will be offered for
$18 per person.
details about The Pig Roast here.
Summer of Riesling Today, Summer of
Riesling Tomorrow, Summer of Riesling FOREVER!
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