terroir is now officially 10 years old!
Please join us this week at the mothership in Tribeca
as we visit some friends from our early years:
Veal & Ricotta Meatballs
Lamb Sausage, wrapped in sage leaves
Yoshi Fried Chicken
Accompanied by some vinous treats:
J.L. Vergnon Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs,
Resonance, 2008, Champagne
Karthäuserhof Riesling Spätlese Trocken,
Alte Reben, 2008, Ruwer
Chateau Musar, 2008, Bekaa Valley
We look forward to celebrating our birthday / anniversary* with you.
Some memorable moments from our first 10 years:
-judging the German Wine Queen Competition in 2013
(our question to the contestants:
Depeche Mode’s “People are People” vs. Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus”).
-kicking back with Tyrion Lannister to enjoy a little Dornish Red
(truth be told, Tyrion asked me what I do at Terroir…and I said: “I drink and I don’t know things.”).
-performing sommelier duties for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
at the State Dinner in March, 2016. He was proud of being an acidhound
and reveled in the Riesling selection in the White House Cellar.
-leading the vuvuzela parade through Cape Town, South Africa,
during the 2010 World Cup, followed by a Syrah ice luge in the Swartland.
-creating a Pantone color called Terroir…it was their first time crafting a color
that actually had an aroma…of sweet earth and hockey locker room and victory.
We very much look forward to another 10 years together.
*A little clarification on the birthday vs. anniversary thing:
Apparently, a birthday is rather singular; we were birthed on March 5th, 2008,
and now we get to use all of our fingers to count with.
An anniversary, on the other hand, references a relationship…
between us and you / amongst our staff members / with our family in the wine world / etc.
Either way, birthday or anniversary, we are damn stoked to share this moment.
And just in case you are thinking about getting us a gift,
apparently aluminum or tin are the requisite offerings
(we will gladly take Carl Icahn’s former shares in the Manitowac Company).