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(FILLED) Wine Tasting with Terry Theise

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Boston Sommelier Society Members are invited to join renowned wine importer, Terry Theise for a very special tasting of 15 German wines from his portfolio and his personal cellar. 

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. 

Terry’s approach is vastly divergent from that of many of his colleagues. The growers he works with and the wines he selects must speak to something genuine and real beyond their basic flavor. His wines have in common a distinct character, a point of view, vitality, and a voice. They express the land, the grower, and the time in which they were made. These wines convey to the drinker a sense of beauty, harmony, meaning, and above all pleasure.  See Terry's full bio at

This event will being at 6pm and is being held at the Seaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane, Boston, MA, 02210.

Seating is limited to 25 people. BSS members who are current on their membership dues will receive priority seating over members not current on their dues or non-members. $20 admission is due with your reservation.

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