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January 2019

Renaissance of the Terroir in Germany: Back to the Roots (January 18th, 2019, 7:00p.m.-10:00p.m.)

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harbor Square Party Room, 500 N St SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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“Location, Location, Location”That’s the most important requirement for making a good wine.This seminar and tasting by our own Annette Schiller will emphasize the utter importance of ‘location’, i.e. terroir, in the German wine landscape. Before the 1970s German vineyard maps showed 35,000 single vineyard sites. These maps go back to the mid -1800s when the Prussian Government did extensive research on soil compositions and geological formations in the vineyards. The oldest wine classification map of the world is that of…

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December 2018

Holiday Dinner (Friday, December 14th, 2018)

December 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE GERMAN WINE SOCIETY HOLIDAY DINNER AT THE COSMOS CLUB, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018, 7 pm - 10 pmHo, Ho, Ho, German Wine Society Members and Friends of German Wines, it’s nearly time to hang the stockings and dream of nice German wine!So, please plan to attend the GWS Holiday paired dinner at the Cosmos Club, Friday, December 14, 2017 starting at 7 pm, with registration beginning at 6:30 pm.  We are very…

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November 2018

Carl Ehrhard Tasting with Maxwell Hessman Event (Nov. 9th, 2018)

November 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Van Ness Room, 3001 Veazey Terrace NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Our next event of this fall is a tasting of German wines, primarily from the Carl Ehrhard winery in the Rheingau, but also including wines from St. Christopher in the Mosel and Josef Drathen in the Rheinhessen, presented by Maxwell Hessman.   The tasting will take place on Friday, November 9 at 7:30 pm, with the doors opening at 7 pm for registration.   Please make reservations by November 6.   The price for this tasting is a very reasonable $35 for members, and $42…

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September 2018

Embassy of Luxembourg Wine Tasting: Friday, September 28

September 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Luxembourg Embassy, 2200 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20008 United States
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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…

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May 2018

SPECIAL SPARGELFEST DINNER AT THE GERMAN EMBASSY HOUSE

May 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
German Embassy House, 4645 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20037 United States
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The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Wine Society are pleased to co-sponsor the traditional annual GWS Spargelfest dinner at the German Embassy House on the evening of Friday, May 25, 2018. “Spargelfest” is a feast of asparagus-themed dishes, including white asparagus, paired with wines.   We will begin this memorable evening with a welcoming Sekt paired with hors d’oeuvres, served outside on the Embassy House terrace if weather permits.   The dinner will be served in the Embassy…

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April 2018

Abbey Wines Tasting

April 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harbor Square Party Room, 500 N St SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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Dear German Wine Society Members and Guests,You are in for a very special treat: “Abbey Wines”.This tasting (and seminar) by our own Annette Schiller will show the decisive impact themonasteries and the monks starting in medieval times had on developing viticulturalknowledge in Germany and elsewhere.Annette Schiller is well known to the GWS community through previous wine tastings andher ombiasy wine tours to Bordeaux, Burgundy and Germany. She has visited almost all ofthe estates she will present on one or more…

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March 2018

New Vintages Tasting

March 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harbor Square Party Room, 500 N St SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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Dear German Wine Society Members and Guests, Every year we host a tasting to try wines from the new vintage, with a focus on Riesling. Our host is Phil Bernstein of MacArthur Beverages, one of the leading retailers of German Riesling in the country. The new vintage is 2016, which David Schildknecht describes as remarkably restrained and consistently fine, yielding Rieslings that are “deliciously drinkable”. Terry Theise found them “nearly perfect”, providing “repeated inputs of joy, sheer joy, and grinning, giddy, animal…

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February 2018

Membership Meeting 2018

February 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bombay Room, 3001 Veazey Terrace NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Registration Closed.Dear Members and Friends of the German Wine Society, Prosit Neujahr! You are cordially invited to attend this year’s membership meeting on Saturday 3 February 2018. The doors will open at 7:00 and we begin discussing business (of course mixed with a little fun) promptly at 7:30 pm. We will sample a wide variety of wines from our cellar and also have our traditional quiz game and cheeses and bread. There will be a discussion of our finances, membership…

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December 2017

Holiday Dinner at the Cosmos Club

December 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Registration for this event is closed. Ho Ho Ho, German Wine Society Members and Friends of German Wines,It’s nearly time to hang the stockings and dream of nice German wine…… So, please plan to attend the GWS holiday paired dinner at the Cosmos Club, Saturday, December 16, 2017, starting at 7 p.m.  We are very fortunate to have access to this lovely venue again this year. The address for our holiday dinner is 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20008.   Metro…

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October 2017

Germany vs. France: Pfalz, Baden, Alsace, Bourgogne

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Colonnade, 2801 New Mexico Ave NW DC 20032 United States + Google Map

German wine lovers! We are excited to present another tasting in Washington, DC. This time, we will be comparing wines from Germany with wines from France. More specifically, we will compare Germany’s Baden and Pfalz regions with French wines from Burgundy and Alsace. We will begin tasting at 7:00pm, Friday October 27, 2017.The tasting will be led by Annette Schiller, long-time member of the German Wine Society. We will start off with two Crémants from Burgundy and Alsace. Crémants are…

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