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German Wine Society Red Wines Dinner Tasting – Nov. 13, 2021

November 13, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

One of the goals of the German Wine Society is education, so we regularly present wines that may be less familiar to our members and guests.  This year, we are offering a tasting of twelve red wines made from German grape varieties, including some produced in other countries.  These wines cover a wide range of tastes, familiar and not so familiar.  The share of red wines among German wine production has increased over the past few decades from a mere 10% in the 1980s to about a third today.  Global warming and greater interest in red wines have driven this change. 

German red wines made the news recently, due to the severe flooding in Northwest Germany, which badly affected the Ahr wine region, known for making mainly red wines.  We have a very high quality wine from that region, from Weingut Mayer-NäkelThis winery was very close to the river and severely damaged.  Five German wine regions, and three other countries, are represented in the tasting.  Old Europe, the restaurant in Washington, D.C. hosting our event, will provide a seasonal German buffet dinner to complement the wines.  The menu has not yet been finalized, but is expected to include an appetizer platter, entrees such as beef gulasch with spatzle, seasonal vegetables, and desserts including strudel and chocolate cake.

DATE:  Saturday, November 13, 2021.  Doors open at 5:30 PM, tasting and dinner begins at 6:00 PM

VENUE:  Old Europe, 2434 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC.  There is only limited street or outdoor lot parking in the vicinity.  It is best to take a taxi or bus if possible; Metrorail is not close. 

COST: $78 for members/$88 non-members.  Please check your membership status with the Secretary at carl.willner1@verizon.net if not sure whether you are current, before registering.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Saturday, November 6, 2021.   We need to provide Old Europe with an estimate of attendance a week before the event.


Flight 1:

2018 Elena Walch Schiava (Südtirol/Alto Adige, Italy)

2017 Trollinger Trocken ”Pure” Weingut Knauss (Württemberg)

Flight 2:

2017 Cantina Tramin Kellerei Lagrein (Südtirol/Alto Adige, Italy)

2017 Lustig Zweigelt Classic (Niederösterreich, Austria)

Flight 3:

2018 Gerd Anselmann Dornfelder (Pfalz)

2018 Valckenberg Dornfelder (Rheinhessen)

Flight 4:

2016 Schnaitmann ”Steinwiege” Lemberger Trocken (Württemberg)

2017 Ernst Triebaumer Rust Blaufränkisch (Burgenland, Austria)

Flight 5:

NV Red Tail Ridge Blaufränkisch Seneca Lake (Finger Lakes region, New York, USA)

2017 Hillinger Pinot Noir Eveline (Burgenland, Austria)

Flight 6:

2016 August Kessler ”The Daily August” Pinot Noir (Rheingau)

2017 Mayer-Näkel Pinot Noir (Ahr)

If you have any questions, please email the organizer, Jim Palanchar, at jimpalanchar@earthlink.net .

To register and pay by PayPal, you will need to have a PayPal account to pay on line.   We do not accept other forms of electronic payment or credit cards

To register and pay by check, detach and complete the form below and mail it, with your check made out to the ’German Wine Society’, to the Chapter President and Secretary, Carl Willner, at 1014 Reserve Champion Drive, Rockville, MD 20850.

All members and guests are reminded that alcohol consumption can lead to intoxication.  Therefore, Society members and guests are expected to drink in moderation at Society events.  It is advisable to provide designated drivers where available, use available public transportation, or mostly to taste rather than consume alcohol when not using those options.

Finally, because we want all of our members and guests to enjoy this event in the greatest degree of safety possible under current health conditions, we are requiring that everyone attending this event be fully vaccinated for covid-19.  You will be requested to show proof of vaccination when entering the event (or optionally in advance as indicated below).  If you do not provide such proof, you will not be admitted to the event – NO EXCEPTIONS.   Please also have masks on when arriving at the event to comply with applicable rules for indoor events in D.C. – you will be able to remove them when eating and drinking.  As an option, you can submit a legible photocopy of your proof of vaccination (CDC Card or other public health authority certificate) to the President and Secretary, Carl Willner, in advance of the event, by email to carl.willner1@verizon.net or with a registration form if mailed in, and have this requirement checked off on our registration list before arrival.   The staff at Old Europe are all vaccinated, and our event will take place with as much separation from other restaurant guests as possible – either in the lower Rathskeller room which we would have to ourselves, or separate from other diners in the main restaurant, depending on turnout.

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November 13, 2021
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Old Europe Restaurant
2434 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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