Story Telling Series: Terry Thiese - 4/19/18

Story Telling Series: Terry Thiese - 4/19/18

Thursday, April 19 2018 6:00pm Doors / 6:30pm Start / Ends 8:30pm


General Admission
Thu Apr 19 2018

Story Telling Series: Terry Thiese - 4/19/18

at City Winery Boston



General Admission
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Join City Winery as we welcome people who have changed or are changing the way we drink in America. Our inaugural edition welcomes Terry Thiese to the stage in Haymarket lounge for an evening of stories, drinks, and humor. Terry Theise has been a wine importer and writer for thirty years. His first love is German Riesling which was once a staple at the finest tables in America but had been largely forgotten when Terry began working with a group of small German growers in 1985. Twenty years ago he discovered vastly underappreciated and underrepresented Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, St. Laurent, Blaufränkisch (and even more obscure varieties) from top growers in Austria. Due in no small part to Terry’s work, the landscape of Austrian wine in the United States has shifted from nonexistent to classic, noble, and necessary. A decade and a half ago his love of honest and compelling wines from small growers brought him to Champagne. Terry assembled a portfolio of Grower Champagnes – a category that then hardly existed – and it remains today without equal. He speaks his mind openly and without hesitation, connecting his ideas about wine, life, sex, philosophy – even mysticism. While his writing is vivid, colorful, and wildly entertaining (think Monty Python meets George Carlin), the message is clear and essential.

“Of all the importers I know, Theise is the only one whose id is directly connected to his mouth” -Eric Asimov, New York Times Wine Critic


The Theise Manifesto

  • Beauty is more important than impact.
  • Harmony is more important than intensity.
  • The whole of any wine must always be more than the sum of its parts.
  • Distinctiveness is more important than conventional prettiness.
  • Soul is more important than anything, and soul is expressed as a trinity of family, soil, and artisanality.

Join us as we hear the stories that influenced the man. Each ticket includes a glass of wine from Terry’s portfolio.

This is a 21+ show, valid id is required for entry.