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Embassy of Luxembourg Wine Tasting: Friday, September 28
September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
We will once again be at the beautiful Embassy of Luxembourg in Washington, D.C. for our next tasting on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7 pm (with guests admitted for registration starting at 6:30 pm). The tasting will conclude at 9 pm. Many of you will remember our very successful events at the Embassy of Luxembourg in 2011, 2013, and 2016, and this provides us with another exciting opportunity to try the varied wines of the “other Mosel,” the Moselle River in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Our host for this evening will be Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, and in preparing for this event we have worked closely with Consul Stan Myck, who has aided us in obtaining all these wonderful Luxembourg wines.
We will offer a very extensive selection of twenty-two wines from Luxembourg for this event, including the wines of both of Luxembourg’s largest producers, the Domaines Vinsmoselle cooperative and Bernard-Massard, and one wine from the Domaine de l’Etat and one Rosé supplied by the Embassy and not available for public sale, but served only at diplomatic and other government functions. Most of the wines from Luxembourg are white, and tend to be dry, but we have also been able to include a few red and rosé wines. During the latter part of the evening, we will serve several of the sweeter “specialty wines” from Luxembourg, such as Vin Moelleux (mellow or medium-sweet wine), Vendange Tardive (late harvest), Vin de Glace (ice wine) and Vin de Paille (straw wine), which are produced in very limited quantities and rarely exported – but you can enjoy them now on the territory of the Grand Duchy through the German Wine Society without having to make a trip to Europe! Lovers of the high-praedikat wines from the producers of the Mosel in Germany will find these specialty wines a fascinating comparison. Wines for this event will include:
Welcoming glass: Caves Bernard-Massard, Cuvée de l’Ecusson, Brut Crémant
Domaine de l’Etat, Côteaux de Remich, Grand Premier Cru, Riesling, 2014
Schram & Fils, Côtes de Wellenstein, Gris de Pinot Gris (rosé), 2014
Domaines Vinsmoselle Wines:
Cuvée Millésimée, Brut Crémant, 2013
“Spirit of Schengen”, Pinot Noir, Brut Crémant
Greiveldange Herrenberg, Grand Premier Cru, Auxerrois, 2016
Stadtbredimus Rousenberg, Grand Premier Cru, Pinot Blanc, 2016
Wormeldange Mohrberg, Grand Premier Cru, Pinot Gris, 2016
Wormeldange Weinbour, Grand Premier Cru, Riesling, 2016
Machtum Gollebour, Grand Premier Cru, Gewürztraminer, 2016
Vin Rosé, Appellation d’Origine Protégée, Elbling, 2016
Château Edmond de la Fontaine, Cuvée Réserve élevée en barrique, Pinot Noir, 2014
Vieilles Vignes, Grand Premier Cru, Riesling, 2015
Caves Bernard-Massard Wines:
Grand Premier Cru, Riesling, 2013
Grand Premier Cru, Pinot Gris, 2014
Grand Premier Cru, Auxerrois, 2014
Vin de Qualité, Rivaner, 2014
Domaines Vinsmoselle “Specialty” Wines:
Vin Moelleux, Grand Premier Cru, Gewürztraminer, 2016
Vendange Tardive, Grand Premier Cru, Pinot Gris, 2015
Vin de Paille, Grand Premier Cru, Auxerrois, 2015
Vin de Paille, Grand Premier Cru, Gewürztraminer, 2015
Vin de Glace, Grand Premier Cru, Riesling, 2016
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And throughout the evening, the Embassy will be serving hors d’oeuvres and amuse-bouches, as well as desserts prepared by the Embassy’s French chef to accompany the wines.
The price for this event is $72 for members, and $80 for non-member guests. Registration will be limited to 60 guests, so register early to avoid disappointment. You can register and pay for this event in either of two ways. You can register on our website (germanwinesocietydc.org) and make payment by Paypal. You will need to set up a GWS account if you have not done so already for past events, and have a Paypal account. You can also pay by check, made out to the German Wine Society, and mailed to the GWS Secretary, Joseph Aguiar, at 1130 45th Place SE, Washington, DC 20019, along with the completed form below. The deadline to register for this event is September 25, 2018, as we must provide a list of guests to the Embassy for security reasons several days in advance of the event. There will be no admissions at the door for those who have not registered in advance.
The Embassy of Luxembourg is located at 2200 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008, within easy walking distance of the Dupont Circle Red Line Metro station. Street parking in the area is limited, so planning to arrive by Metro is likely to be easiest.
All GWS members and guests are reminded that alcohol consumption can lead to intoxication, and therefore Society members and their guests are expected to drink in moderation at Society events. Members and guests should use public transportation, rely on a designated driver, or mostly taste the wines rather than finish them when such drivers or alternative modes of transportation are not available.
The coordinator for this event is GWS Capital Chapter, President Carl Willner, who can be reached at 202-674-9044, or at firstname.lastname@example.org .