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Holiday Dinner at the Cosmos Club

December 16, 2017 @ 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, 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 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 including a Spätburgunder and covering a variety of appellations ( Mosel, Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Wachau ).  Here is the menu:

Reception & Appetizer:

Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Stack

With Fig Reduction


Von Winning Dr. Deinhard Riesling Extra Brut Sekt (Pfalz)


First Course:

Riesling Poached Pear Salad

Arugula, Local Prosciutto, Almonds, Maytag Blue Cheese

and White Balsamic Vinaigrette


2016 Birgit Eichinger Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)


2014 Hüls Schieferspiel Mosel Riesling


Dinner entree:

Roasted Duck Breast

Parsnip Puree, Fig-Blackberry Gastrique


2014 Weedenborn Spätburgunder (Rheinhessen)


2014 Rebenhof GG Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling (Mosel)



Grand Mariner Crème Brûlée

Vanilla Madeline, Candied Orange Peel


2014 Axel Pauly Spätlese Riesling (Mosel)


2010 Dr. Thanisch Bernkasteler Doktor Auslese (Mosel)


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 $125 for members, $135 for non-members.

The deadline for reservations is Dec 7th 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 on our website by clicking the button below and using Paypal. Alternatively you can send your check (payable to the German Wine Society) to:

Joe Aguiar
German Wine Society
2501 Calvert Street N.W., Apartment 501 
Washington, DC 20008

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 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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