Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve likely already heard that the Summer of Riesling kicked off last Tuesday on the day of the summer solstice in an all-out Riesling extravaganza across the country. (Not actually familiar? Check out the history here.) Over 150 restaurants nationwide have opened up their doors to the idea – which is great for us (and you!) as you’ll now have even more opportunity to taste Austrian Riesling.

A complete list of participants nationwide can be found on the Summer of Riesling’s official website . For individual wines lists you’ll have to visit the specific location or website, but we’ve already been blown away by the first round of offerings from Terroir: Weingut Nigl, Weingut Hiedler, Weingut Nikolaihof and many more.

Don’t forget to show your support for the cause my sporting official Summer of Riesling gear including t-shirts, tattoos, buttons and stickers (from experience, be careful with those tattoos!)

No matter where you are, it’s important to take time this summer to appreciate the finer things in life and raising a glass of Riesling from one of the world’s most elite Riesling-producing countries is a perfect way to start.

Prost!