News Archives: Terry Theise

Merkelbach: Soul of the Mosel

Merkelbach: Soul of the Mosel 2

Visitors remark that tasting with Alfred and Rolf Merkelbach at their home in Ürzig, at the base of the Würtzgarten, is to travel back in time. Not much has changed in over 60 years, including the brother’s approach to winemaking. The lists of wines on offer are typed up on an old typewriter and are … Read More

East Meets West: Terry Theise Fall DI & Japanese Portfolio Debut

East Meets West: Terry Theise Fall DI & Japanese Portfolio Debut

On Tuesday, June 13th, we had a strong cast of visiting wine growers to guide you through the journey; almost thirty of our favorite growers attended. The 2016 harvest in both Germany and Austria provided delicious, compelling wines from a classic vintage. Terry’s selection of 2016ers bring balanced, elegant and transparent wines from Auersthal to … Read More

Terry Theise’s 2016 Austria Vintage Report

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Terry’s 2016 Austrian Vintage report is in and we’re very excited about the Austrian offering year – full of elegant and classic wines. Cooler toned rather than rich and unctuous, this vintage is a great counterpoint to the wines of 2015.  “There are incisive wines in 2016; there are intense wines, fascinating wines, quivering beautiful … Read More

Grüner Veltliner: Austria’s Glorious Grape

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Grüner Veltliner, like Riesling, is a grape that creates an incredible array of wines from long-aging, richly-dense, fruited wines to high-toned, electric, and racy versions. Its history begins in Austria where it is still the grape supreme. But for many American wine-drinkers Grüner Veltliner burst onto the scene in the early two-thousands.  Forward-thinking restaurateurs and … Read More