Tasting Counter


Join the Tasting Counter team in traveling to Alsace for the evening with special guest Lyle Railsback of Kermit Lynch Wines featuring the wines of renowned estates Albert Boxler, Meyer-Fonne as well as Domaine Ostertag!

This one-night-only wine dinner will take place at 6PM on Sunday, December 8th to kick-off Tasting Counter’s new Sunday dinner service and will feature a special tasting menu inspired by the wines from one of central Europe's most unique terroirs - a melange of soils that create breathtaking wines with layered complexities and indelible grace.

Sip on side-by-side pairings throughout the meal to discover lesser known varietals of Alsace and taste the differences in the same grape from different plots of land. We're traveling to the fairy tale region of France with its rich volcanic soil and culturally Germanic heritage. See below for a sneak peek of some of the wines we will be pouring!

Purchase all-inclusive tickets here. Please contact us with any questions.


LYLE RAILSBACK is the National Portfolio Manager for Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant and partner in Railsback Frères Winery in Santa Ynez, California. Named by Wine Enthusiast as a “Top 40 Under 40 Tastemaker”, Lyle spent ten years working in restaurants before coming to work with Kermit in 2008. He studied art at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, where he first fell in love with wine while cooking and waiting tables.

At Kermit Lynch, he manages small production wines from over 220+growers in France and Italy, offering over 2,000+ selections in all fifty US states. With his brother, Eric, Lyle makes wine in Santa Ynez from Carignan, Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Vermentinu, all from cooler sites on marine sedimentary soil, and in the styles of his favorites from Provence, Corsica and the Northern Rhône. He lives with his wife, Victoria, and their dog Rocco in New York City, where he also occasionally does artwork for wine labels, books and magazines.