Summer of Riesling...a Conversation with Terry TheiseSeptember 17 2020 | 8:00 PM
For many in the modern wine trade in the United States,
our professor of German Riesling (and Austrian wine and grower Champagne)
was Terry Theise. While his wine journey has been multifaceted,
it is as a preacher of the German Riesling gospel that brought
many of us into Terry's orbit. And not only did Terry preach,
but he brought a myriad of wines to our American tables.
And he wrote about these wines in his annual catalogues in a manner
that expanded all of our vocabularies. In essence, we became disciples
of the Terry Theise Wine Bible. Of late, Terry has focused more
on the writing part of things and that is where we will concentrate
our efforts this evening. Specifically, we will analyze the words we use to describe wine in general and Riesling especially. Maybe, just maybe,
how we have been talking about wine has not done justice
to what is actually in the glass and, more importantly,
has intimidated the almighty consumer.
Wine Suggestion: well, to be honest, please bring any Riesling
that floats your boat to the conversation (if you can locate one
with Terry Theise Selections on the back label, that would be even better!).
Instructors: Terry Theise (the professor emeritus)
& Paul Grieco of Terroir (the student)