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Holiday Party at the Cosmos Club

December 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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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, Friday, December 9, 2016, 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 is near and parking is ample. The venue is stunning: a private room, the Members Dining Room, in this landmark building.  Perfect for that special evening with friends and family!

The paired dinner: an exciting variety of German, and Austrian wines ranging from Trocken through Auslese styles and covering a variety of appellations ( Rheinhessen, Franken, Pfalz, Mosel & Austrian Weinviertal Sparkler ).

Here is the menu:


NV Ewald Gruber Punkt Genau, Grüner Veltliner sparkling wine (Weinviertal)


Pumpkin Salad with  baby kale, pomegranate seeds, apple cider vinaigrette

2015 Weingut Keller Grüner Silvaner Trocken (Rheinhessen)


Roasted Arctic Char w/ butternut squash coulis, wild mushroom risotto, baby carrot and haricot verts; hot popovers

 2013 Von Winning Riesling Trocken (Pfalz)

 2012 Furst Burgstadter Spätburgunder (Franken)


Key Lime Pie w/ fresh berries & coulis


 2005 Zilliken Ockfener Bockstein Auslese (Mosel)

 2009 Studert-Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese (Mosel)

Coffee and Tea

Club parking is off Florida Ave. behind the club. There is a small white sign showing the parking entrance.  Parking is free and there is no tipping at the club including the valet parking. Parking is limited and Club members have preference. It is highly advisable to get there early in case there are numerous functions going on at the club that evening.

Dress code is strict, coats and ties for men, no jeans or tennis shoes.  Comparable attire for women.

Dinner is $110 for members, $120 for non-members.

The deadline for reservations is Dec 3 so that we may provide Chef the count. This promises to be a wonderful event so send off your reservations right away and don’t miss out.

There are now two ways to join the fun.  You can register by clicking the button below and using Paypal. Alternatively you can send your check (payable to the German Wine Society) to:

Michael Fritze
German Wine Society  
1602 Greenbriar Court 
Reston, VA  20190

Please include name, number of guests, email, and phone number.  Also include if you wish to select the vegetarian option for dinner.  

GWS and COSMOS club member Dean Collins has kindly offered to once again give tours of the historic COSMOS building prior to this event.  If you are interested, please arrive one hour early in order to take part.

Event Coordinators:

Mike Fritze  (m_fritze@yahoo.com)

Joe Aguiar (jospehlaguiar@gmail.com)

All Society 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.  It is advisable to provide designated drivers or other modes of transit where available, or mostly to taste rather than consume alcohol when such drivers or alternative means of transportation are not available.

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December 9, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mike Fritze


Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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