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Traverse City to Host Global Celebration of Riesling

city-of-riesling-squareOn July 26th, 27 & 28, 2014 Traverse City will host a global celebration of Riesling, City of Riesling. The weekend will feature winemakers and Rieslings from Traverse City and all over the world with noted wine-writer and Riesling expert Stuart Pigott.

On Sunday, Traverse City will celebrate the Summer of Riesling with a party showcasing Rieslings from Traverse City and around the world. The event will be geared to present Riesling in a fresh and fun manner that showcases the range and qualities of some of the finest local, national and international offerings at the “Bar of 100 Rieslings,” a pop-up wine bar staffed by Riesling professionals. There will be ample opportunities for the trade and public to interact with attending winemakers, live music, and a world-premier screening of Stuart’s short film, WATCH YOUR BACK – The Riesling Movie (Part 1).

The highlight will be “Salon Riesling” on Monday featuring the Midwest release of Stuart Pigott’s new book, BEST WHITE WINE ON EARTH – The Riesling Story. The release will take place at The Franklin, the new restaurant from Trattoria Stella owners Paul & Amanda Danielson and Myles Anton that features the only second floor open air dining space in the city and a beverage program well-seasoned with Riesling. It will include a curated tasting of Rieslings featured in the book along with paired foods and TEDx-style talks from winemakers.

The City of Riesling Events:

SATURDAY, JULY 26TH
Riesling Showcase at Leelanau & Old Mission Peninsula Wineries
Enjoying Grand Traverse Bay

SUNDAY, JULY 27TH
3:00pm-5:00pm Riesling Oyster Riot at Little Fleet Oysters & Riesling is presented by Michael Peterson of Siren Hall and The Little Fleet.

6:00pm Watch the world-premier screening of Stuart’s short film, WATCH YOUR BACK – The Riesling Movie at the Bijou By the Bay and talk with attending winemakers as you try some of the world’s finest Rieslings against the backdrop of Grand Traverse Bay.

7:30pm THE NIGHT OF 100 RIESLINGS
Traverse City will celebrate the Summer of Riesling with a party showcasing Rieslings from Traverse City and around the world. The event will present Riesling in a fresh and fun manner that showcases the range and qualities of some of the finest local, national and international offerings at “The Bar of 100 Rieslings” a pop-up wine bar staffed by Riesling professionals.

MONDAY, JULY 28TH
12:00pm-5:00pm SALON RIESLING: BOOK RELEASE, TASTING & TALKS
The highlight will be Monday’s Midwest release of Stuart’s new book, BEST WHITE WINE ON EARTH – The Riesling Story. The release will take place at The Franklin in downtown Traverse City. It will include a curated tasting of Rieslings featured in the book along with paired foods and TEDx style talks on Riesling.