Summer of Riesling

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Taste over 100 styles of Riesling from around the world
We’re kicking off summer with a bang with our 3rd annual 100 Rieslings on the Rooftop party. Sommelier Caitlin Suemnicht has selected over 100 Rieslings from around the world for guests to taste, with cheese pairings and Riesling-friendly hors d’oeuvres from Chef Chris Myers, and music from DJ Nick Nice. Held at Fresco and the rooftop garden of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, enjoy sweeping views of State Street all the way to the Capitol. The event has always sold out, with over 300 people attending each year. We’re doing it again to celebrate the official start of summer AND the greatest grape on planet earth.

Your $35 ticket includes:
Samples of over 100 Rieslings, hand picked by Sommelier Caitlin Suemnicht
Wine vendors on hand to help you navigate the nuances of Riesling
Cheese pairings and Riesling-friendly bites by Fresco chef Chris Myers
Grooves by Nick Nice

Riesling: A vibrant and diverse personality
Don’t be fooled, Riesling isn’t always sticky-sweet; the variance in styles will surprise you. Although many wines are on the sweeter end of the spectrum (in order to balance the wine’s high acidity), there are many dry Rieslings too for those who prefer a crisp, bright, leaner style of wine. Whether you love Riesling or it’s new to you, the Summer of Riesling party is the wine event of the summer.