Summer of Riesling Sacramento launch party

Paul Grieco, the mastermind behind the Terroir wine bars in New York, is serious about riesling: He has a tattoo of the varietal on his arm, and in 2008, he established the Summer of Reisling, a period from June through September during which riesling is pushed emphatically, if not obstinately, on wine drinkers. The season extends to Sacramento this year, kicking off at Level Up Lounge for a bring-your-favorite-bottle-of-riesling party. Wine will be paired with food from Thai Basil downstairs. $20; 7 p.m. at Level Up Lounge, 2431 J Street;