New York Riesling Diary: Day 4 – YOU ARE ALL INVITED! That’s One Small Step for Riesling, One Giant Leap for Riesling-Kind. JOIN US TODAY at Terroir Murray Hill!

#BWWOE has landed on Planet Riesling!

New York is the place, now is the time!

Between 2pm and 4pm this afternoon, Saturday, June 21st, BEST WHITE WINE ON EARTH – The Riesling Story (aka #BWWOE) is officially launched at Terroir Murray Hill (439 Third Avenue, between 30th and 31st Streets) here in New York Wine City.

That’s one small step for Riesling and one giant leap for Riesling-kind!

We, the global network of fans of the best white wine on earth are finally, are finally not only acknowledged, but our culture has started to be chronicled and we must gather to celebrate. YOU ARE ALL INVITED! Please note that there is no registration procedure, there are no tickets, and there is no admission price. However, we humbly ask you to make a donation to Wein Hilft, the organization I founded almost 20 years ago to collect money for the HOPE foundation in Cape Town/South Africa that does vital HIV/AIDS prevention work, cares for victims and their orphans. Their need is greater than ours!

Don’t forget that the Germany vs Ghana game will be on a screen, but that at 3pm I will request a moment of quiet to present to you the First Riesling Queen of New York. Of course, the main attraction is the stunning line up of producers from the two most important nations on Planet Riesling who will be pouring their world-class wines.

Representing Germany, the original homeland of my favorite grape and today still clearly both the largest producing and drinking nation on Planet Riesling:

Steffen Christmann of the Christmann estate in the Pfalz

Oliver Haag of the Fritz Haag estate and

Ernst Losen of the Dr. Loosen estate both in the Mosel

Philipp Wittmann of the Wittmann estate in Rheinhessen.

Representing the United States of Riesling, which recently became the second largest producer of wines from my favorite grape, and has long been the biggest market for these wines outside Germany:

Janie Heuck Brooks of Brooks Wine in Oregon

Sean O’Keefe of Chateau Grand Traverse on the OMP in Michigan

Bob Bertheau of Chateau Ste. Michelle & Eroica in Washington State

Fred Merwarth of Hermann J. Wiemer in the FLX, Upstate New York

You will, of course, be able to purchase the book (published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang) and I am happy both to sign and personalize books in accordance with your wishes.

Terroir Murray Hill may be huge compared with the tiny original Terroir in the East Village, but it is still a small place in a big city on a huge planet. However, from this point this afternoon the Riesling Spirit will spread out in all directions without any limit or hindrance like the rings which expand on the surface of a pond after a stone is dropped in.  JOIN US this afternoon to experience that moment or attend one of the other #BWWOE events during the coming days! Scroll down this page for more info.


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