<strong>Riesling Crawl:</strong> The Knitting Factory has certainly had its share of bizarre delights over the years, but this one just might take the cake: the first benefit ever hosted by a grape varietal, a highly beloved one made richer in flavor through noble rot, a type of fungus that often invades when grapes are left on the vine past the point of ripeness. On Wednesday at 8 p.m., Paul Grieco and Steven Solomon (of Terroir Wine Bar and Hearth Restaurant fame) and their <em>fuders</em> (small vats) of Reisling will present performances by Himalaya, Nouvellas, Lights On and The Black Hollies. <a href="http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/11215">Tickets are $30</a>, but for a Riesling fan it's worth it, because it includes four different glasses of Riesling over the course of the night.<p></p>Grieco also has another trick up his sleeve this month. Yesterday marked the beginning of the Summer of <a href="http://restauranthearth.com/terrior/crawl_2010.html">Riesling Wine Bar Crawl</a>, in which Riesling lovers can visit 11 participating wine bars and get stamps on their new Riesling "passports," which, if turned in completed or partially completed to Hearth. Those who turn in the passports with the most stamps will then be entered into a wine trivia contest, with the ultimate winner scoring a Riesling tasting and dinner for six at the restaurant! Whether you're already part of this crazy wine cult or just a novitiate, come on out... Dionysian grandeur could be yours!