This past Saturday afternoon on June 25th I attended the Summer of Riesling kickoff wine tasting event whose motto is “all German all Summer”. The event was run by the owner of Terroir Wine Bar, Paul Greico who is a booster for Rieslings in general and German Riesling in particular.
The event was held at Hudson Mercantile on 500 West 36th Street on the far west side of Manhattan. It’s another old warehouse building converted to an event space and we took a freight elevator to the fifth floor for the Riesling party. There was a rooftop outdoor space on the sixth floor that had great views of the Hudson river to the West and the Empire State Building to the East.
The wines were divided by categories such as sparkling, rosé, dry, off-dry and late harvest which were so popular with the attendees that I wasn’t able to get to all of them. There were several restaurants serving excellent bite sized portions of food to pair with the wines, it was a fun afternoon.
NV Kruger-Rumpf Estate Trocken
2014 Von Buhl Rosé
The Pinot Trio
2014 Valckenberg Pinot Blanc
2014 Louis Guntrum Pinot Gris
2014 Becker Family Pinot Gris
2013 S.A. Prüm “Luminance”
2014 Dr. Loosen “Red Slate”
2014 Eva Fricke “Kiedrich”
2014 Schäfer Fröhlich Estate Reserve
2014 Dönnhoff “Felsenturmchen”
2013 Weingut Dreissigacker “Morstein”
2011 Pfeffingen “Ungsteiner Herrenberg”
2014 Schloss Johannisberg “Gelblack”
2014 Hexamer “Porphyr”
Some tasty eats
Lukes: Lobster Roll
Oaxaca Taqueria: Pork Tacitos
Mr Bing Beijing Street Food: Duck Crepes
Stinky Brooklyn: Assorted Cheeses