Terroir Opens in Park Slope

Popular Manhattan wine bar, Terroir is expanding its territory to Brooklyn. Opening tonight, Park Slope residents will now be able to enjoy Marco Canora and Paul Grieco's sips and eats. The new location will have 74 seats, retractable garage doors that will stay open for warm weather, and a similar menu to its sibs in Manhattan.

However, the Brooklyn venue will have some exclusive menu items of its own, including ballpark hot dogs, cracker jacks and Korean cut short sibs.

This will be Terroir's fifth location, having just opened a seasonal location early this summer. So oenophiles, get ready to pounce on this new joint!

The 5th Annual 31 Days of German Riesling Cruise

Terroir's fifth annual Summer of Riesling is still in session and in order to commemorate the 31 Days of German Riesling for the month of July, there will be a concert cruise on July 24th.

Hop aboard The Jewel from 8-11pm as the ship sails around New York Harbor. The evening will feature live performances by The Dead Exs and Lez Zeppelin, and will include a special appearance by Annika Strebel, this year's German wine queen and the guest of honor at the event.

Tickets are $54, available for purchase here, and include an array of Rieslings hand picked by Paul Grieco and a variety of Terroir foods from chef Marco Canora will be available for purchase.

The Summer of Riesling Is Upon Us

Extra, extra, read all about it: the Fifth Annual Summer of Riesling by Terroir starts today! The season-long national extravaganza was founded by sommelier Paul Grieco, who has recently won the 2012 James Beard Award. Summer of Riesling evolved from an in-house celebration at Terroir in the East Village to a nationwide blowout. This year, the Riesling fueled events will take place at over 400 restaurants and wine bars across the country.

Each participating venue will be pouring three Rieslings by the glass for all 94 days of summer. During the month of July, two of the three Rieslings must be from Germany, paying tribute to the birthplace of the majority of the world's Riesling. Terroir is providing all participating venues with Summer of Riesling care packages, containing t-shirts, wine list inserts with fun Riesling facts (did you know that Riesling dates back as far as the 1300s?), and buckets of Riesling flair.

An array of Summer of Riesling events are already on the calendar, including:

  • 31 Days of German Riesling Concert (July 24) aboard a boat named The Jewel that will set sail around New York Harbor
  • Summer of Riesling dunk tank at San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival (August 10-12)
  • Ode to Austria Festival in Chicago (August 17-19)
  • A week-long New York City visit from Annika Strebel, the 2012 German Wine Queen
  • 21 Riesling Dinners at restaurants around the U.S.

Check out all the participating venues near you!

Terroir Opens Up on The Highline

New Yorkers all know and love the city's superb wine bar, Terroir. Paul Grieco and Marco Canora have now opened a seasonal location of the popular spot at The Porch, an open air cafe on the High Line. As a recap, Terroir's wine and beer list highlights artisanal wineries and breweries, with a focus on New York State. Canora's menu features ingredients from local farmers and producers, with an enticing selection of salads, paninis, and of course, his signature veal and ricotta meatball sub. For the perfect view of the river and delicious eats and drinks, this is the perfect spot which has it all.