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2015 Vintage Tasting

March 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Dear German Wine Society Members and Guests,

Every year we host a tasting to provide members and guests with an early opportunity to try wines from the new vintage. Our host is Phil Bernstein of MacArthur Beverages, one of the leading retailers of German wines in the country.

The new vintage is 2015, which John Gilman describes as stupendous, with the potential to be the finest in Germany in 40 years. Jancis Robinson’s website says: Since the turn of the millennium the term ‘vintage of the century’ has been bandied about in Germany for 2005, 2007, and 2009. But 2015 may well turn out to be the real thing.

This event offers the opportunity to see for yourself and find out which wines you like.

DATE:  Friday, March 10th, Doors open at 7:00 pm; Tasting begins at 7:30 pm.

VENUE: Harbour Square Club Room, 500 N St SW, Washington, DC. Marilyn Scarbrough has thoughtfully reserved a few parking spaces, but we cannot guarantee these will be available. Metro is accessible via the Waterfront Metro Station on the Green Line.

COST: $39 for members, $46 for non-members.

GWS members and guests are reminded that alcohol consumption can lead to intoxication. Members and guests should use public transportation, rely on a designated driver or taxi, or taste the wines rather than finish them.

You can register and pay by PayPal by going our store. Or pay by check (see instructions below).

We will taste the following wines (all 2015s, except for the starter):


Weiser-Kunstler Sekt 2014


  1. Is this the new cool kid (Grosses Gewaechs)?: Doennhoff Felsenberg v Leitz Schlossberg
  1. Is this one of the best vineyards (Ayler Kupp) in one of the greatest wine regions (Saar) in the world?: Peter Lauer Unterstenbersch v Peter Lauer Stirn
  1. Is this the sweetness sweet spot (Kabinetts)?: Loewen Herrenberg v AJ Adam Hofberg
  1. Graacher Himmelreich Smackdown: Willi Schaefer Kabinett v JJ Pruem Kabinett
  1. Nahe Smackdown: Kruger-Rumpf Dautenpflaenzer Spaetlese v Hexamer Rheingrafenberg Spaetlese
  1. Giving more love for Auslese: Max Ferdinand Richter Cask 101 Brauneberger Juffer** v Markus Molitor Uerziger Wuerzgarten***

If you have any questions, please contact Joseph Aguiar at josephlaguiar@gmail.com.

Event Organizers:

David Wendler and Kevin Ross

Paying by check

Mail your check, made out to the ‘German Wine Society’ to:

Joseph Aguiar

2501 Calvert St NW

Apt 501

Washington, DC 20008



March 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Harbor Square Party Room
500 N St SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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