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Luxembourg Embassy Wine Tasting

April 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Registration for this event is closed. THE GERMAN WINE SOCIETY RETURNS TO THE EMBASSY OF LUXEMBOURG! Dear German Wine Society Members and Friends of German Wine, We will once again be at the beautiful Embassy of Luxembourg in Washington, D.C. for our next tasting on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7 pm.  Many of you will remember our very successful events at the Embassy of Luxembourg in 2011 and 2013, and this provides us with another exciting opportunity to try the varied wines of the “other Mosel,” the Moselle River in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.   Our host for this evening, as at our 2013 event, will be Ambassador Jean-Louis Wolzfeld, who is nearing the end of his tour of duty in the United States this summer, so this event also provides us with the opportunity to thank him a final time for his gracious hospitality to our Society. Wines for this event will include: Bernard Massard Cuvee de l’Ecusson Brut Blanc Bernard Massard Cuvee de l’Ecusson Brut Rose 2013 Bernard Massard Grand Premier Cru Riesling 2012 Bernard Massard Vin de Qualite Rivaner 2014 Bernard Massard Grand Premier Cru Auxerrois 2014 Bernard Massard Grand Premier Cru Pinot Gris 2014 Clos des Rochers Grand Premier Cru Pinot Blanc In addition, the Embassy is likely to, as at our last event, supply some wines from its own cellar for the event, produced from the State Domain — ones that are not available for public sale but used only for events hosted by theLuxembourg government and its embassies.   And throughout the evening, the Embassy will be serving light refreshments to accompany the wines. And as a final treat, we will have some older vintages and Luxembourg specialty wines, such as Vendange Tardive (late harvest), Vin de glace (ice wine), and Vin Moelleux (mellow or medium-sweet wine), as at our 2013 event.  Luxembourg’s specialty wines are produced in very small quantities and these wines are not normally available for sale in the United States, but you can enjoy them now on the territory of the Grand Duchy through the German Wine Society without having to make a trip to Luxembourg!   Though guests will not be able to sample all of these wines in light of the limited quantities remaining from our cellar, you should be able to try two or three of them.   These wines will include: 2008 Bernard Massard Clos des Rochers Grand Premier Cru Pinot Gris 2009 Bernard Massard Clos des Rochers Grand Premier Cru Auxerrois 2011 Schram & Fils Bech-Kleinmacher Naumberg Riesling Vin Moelleux 2010 Guy Krier-Welbes Ellange-Gare Auxerrois Vendange Tardive 2009 Guy Krier-Welbes Ellange-Gare Pinot Gris Vendange Tardive 2007 Caves St. Remy Remich Grand Premier Cru Riesling Vendange Tardive 2007 Caves St. Remy Remich Grand Premier Cru Riesling Vin de Glace The price for this event is a very reasonable $45 for members, and $52 for non-member guests.  You can register and pay for this event via Paypal by heading to our Register page on the top menu.   You will need to set up a GWS account if you have not done so already for past events, and have a Paypal account.  The deadline to register for this event is March 31, 2016, as we must provide a list of guests to the Embassy for security reasons a week in advance of the event. Registration will also close if the event reaches 60 attendees as this is the capacity for the embassy. If you are interested please register as soon as possible. The Embassy of Luxembourg is located at 2200 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., within easy walking distance of the Dupont Circle Red Line Metro station.  Street parking in the area is limited, so planning to arrive by Metro is likely to be easiest. All GWS 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.  Members and guests should use public transportation, rely on a designated driver, or mostly taste the wines rather than finish them when such drivers or alternative modes of transportation are not available. The coordinator for this event is GWS Capital Chapter President Carl Willner.  


April 8, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Carl Willner


Luxembourg Embassy
2200 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20008 United States
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