Local Event Premier Host
Cost: $45 PER PERSON or $38 FOR WINE CLUB MEMBERS
Dade began his career in the wine business back in April 1974 in San Francisco at Connoisseur Wine Imports, which specialized in rare Bordeaux, Sauternes, Vintage Ports, and German wines. After his tenure at Connoisseur and time spent in Germany, Dade Thieriot founded Dee Vine Wines in 1996. Friends and old customers had complained that German wines, specifically fine Riesling, were difficult to find in the Bay Area. He decided to solve that problem by creating a business whose focal point is German wines. For Dee Vine Wines, Riesling makes the greatest white wines on earth. Period. Riesling’s stylistic range runs the gamut from bone-dry to dessert, it has the potential for incredible longevity, astonishing complexity, and site-specific transparency with respect to its growing conditions. Vastly underappreciated and misunderstood in this country, Riesling is often mispronounced (REECE-ling is correct), and easily misspelled. Yet around the world, the wine is lavishly praised. In fact, in the late 1800s and early 1900s fine German Riesling garnered higher prices at wine auctions than First Growth Bordeaux.
Riesling by nature takes longer to ripen than other white grapes, and Germany's cool climate gives the vine additional time to absorb an abundance of minerals while ripening fruit. Dade continues to be amazed and delighted by the sheer finesse and beauty of these phenomenal wines. With a large portfolio (including auction wines going back to the 19th century), Dee Vine Wines is one of the world's leading sources for fine and rare German wines.
THE WINES ARE SERVED AS TWO-OUNCE POURS AND 5-OUNCE GLASSES.
§ Groebe Riesling Trocken, Rheinhessen, 2020 - Retail: $29.25, $13.00/glass
§ Clemens Busch Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, Marienburg Rothenpfad, Mosel, 2019 - Retail: $71.00, $24.25/glass
§ Emrich-Schönleber Riesling, Lenz, Nahe, 2019 - Retail: $36.75, $15.00/glass
§ Dr. H. Thanisch (VDP) Bernkastel Badstube Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, 2019 - Retail: $37.50, $15.25/glass
§ Von Beulwitz Riesling Beerenauslese Goldkapsel, Kasel Nies'chen, Mosel, 2006* - Retail: $135.00 (375ml)
* one-ounce pour
No reservations required. Must be 21+ to attend.