This season brings the seventh iteration of Summer of Riesling, a vinous campaign founded and led by Riesling's greatest advocate, Paul Grieco of Terroir Wine Bars, to educate consumers on the grape's breadth of styles (e.g., most aren't sweet, many of the best are dry) and celebrate the grape's general greatness with like- and open-minded imbibers.
|Terraced Riesling vineyards of Wachau, Austria|
Opportunities to sample Rieslings abound at the various Terroir bars, but for a boat ride that includes a bottomless glass of "God's favorite nectar," consider joining the fourth annual shindig "31 Days of German Riesling Concert Cruise" this Tuesday, July 8. A boat named Jewel will coast around the waterways of Manhattan from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m.; the party features live music by Black Taxi and an appearance by the German wine Queen, and you'll be able to purchase Terroir food. Tickets are $45 (plus a small ticketing fee).
In advance of the event, we asked Grieco a few questions about his allegiance to Riesling, to use Nietzsche and Riesling in the same sentence, and to confirm rumors of an all-David Hasselhoff jukebox. More »