somm pfalz

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Terroir | Tribeca
for the 4th time in our history
(the previous ones involved Wine Queens...generally), 
we welcome a guest sommelier
to the floor of our humble establishment:
Winemaker Jeannette Eger, 
from the Pfalz Region of Germany.

Jeannette began her career at family's winery, Weingut Gabel Eger, a very large, grape-growing / 
wine-making operation in the town of Herxeim am Berg, located just north of Bad Duerkheim,
in the glorious Pfalz Region (once called the Palatinate by all the cool kids). While helping to create 30 different cuvees every vintage has its teaching benefits, the challenges of a large concern did not rock Jeannette's world. She wanted simply to be more hand's on, with everything...and by everything, 
we mean EVERYTHING. And so in 2008, she obtained 5 acres of the storied Goldberg vineyard from her family, converting it to organic farming immediately and then biodynamics. 
And she finally is doing everything by hand...with the help of her dog, Boris, of course.

Jeannette will be pouring two wines during her stint at Terroir:
Riesling Feinherb, 2014, Pfalz $9.50 a glass
Riesling, Goldberg, 2013, Pfalz $12.00 a glass

Questions to ask Jeannette:
Why is David Hasselhoff so popular in Germany?
What exactly does feinherb refer to on a German label?
Was Nena's "99 Luftballons" as consequential for her as it was for me?
German Riesling...exactly why is it so damn yummy?