News Archives: Terry Theise

Grüner Veltliner: Austria’s Glorious Grape


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

Terry Theise’s 2016 Germany Vintage Report

Terry Theise's 2016 Germany Vintage Report 1

Terry has returned from Germany after tasting at over 30 estates from the Mosel to the Pfalz and his latest vintage report is in! I have a bad habit of burying the lead. This time I won’t. Nearly every vintage, even good, excellent or great ones, has a shadow side that expresses as a common … Read More

Nikolaihof: Deep Roots in the Wachau


On the eastern edge of the Wachau valley, there lies Nikolaihof, in the quiet village of Mautern. In its current manifestation, Nikolaihof is a wine estate, yet it has lived many lives. The wines of the house are a singular experience: the combination of unique Wachau terroirs with ancestral technique blends together in this place … Read More

Ordinary Pleasures with Terry Theise

Ordinary Pleasures with Terry Theise 2

“Beware of the esoteric pleasure; they will blunt your appreciation of the ordinary ones.” This quote by Anaïs Nin has been on my mind a lot. In the course of one’s career, you form a number of ideas that you build around. Big ideas that follow you or you follow. This is the most recent … Read More