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Riesling vs Chenin Blanc Tasting

April 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Happy Spring, German wine lovers! We are excited to present another tasting in Washington, DC. This time, we will be comparing wines from Germany’s noble grape Riesling with French wines made from the Chenin Blanc grape. Many wine tasters who love Riesling may have a new favorite in Chenin Blanc! We will begin tasting at 7:00pm, Friday April 21st, 2017.

German Wine Society board member Al Friedman will present on the similarities and differences between Chenin Blanc and Riesling. We will taste several different expressions of each grape in styles ranging from dry to lusciously sweet. Most of us are quite familiar with Riesling’s range of styles, and we will learn that Chenin Blanc can produce wines that are just as complex, interesting and in a range of styles.

Here is the address, which is walking distance from the Van Ness station on the redline:

3001 Veazey Terrace NW

Washington, DC 20008

**When you enter 3001 Veazy Terrace NW, be advised that you will be entering on the 5th floor of the building. Take the elevators to the 2nd floor and follow signs for “Van Ness Room”. If you have difficulty finding the Van Ness Room, ask the front desk concierge for assistance; they will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

Light refreshments of cheese and baguette will be served with the wines. Here is the complete list of wines for the tasting:


NV Von Winning “Dr. Deinhard” Riesling Extra Brut – Pfalz, Germany

NV Alexandre Monmousseau Cremant de Loire Brut – Loire, France


2015 Weingut Weederborn Riesling Trocken – Germany

2014 Christophe Thorigny Vouvray Sec – Loire, France


2014 Kruger Rumpf Dautenpflanzer Grosses Gewachs– Nahe, Germany

2014 Domaine des Baumard Savinerres – Loire, France


2014 Selbach Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Kabinett Halbtrocken – Mosel, Germany

2014 Le Rocher des Violettes Montlois demi sec “Les Borderies” – Loire, France

2010 Willi Haag Brauneberger Juffe Auslese – Mosel, Germany

2010 Chateau de Bois Brincon Coteaux de Layon Savarieres – Champagne, France

Event cost is $33 for members and $40 non-members. All payment must be received by Monday April 17th.

You can register for this event by clicking the button and going through PayPal or you may pay by check. You will need to set up a GWS account if you have not done so already for past events, and have a PayPal account in order to pay online. Please be sure to provide the names of all persons for whom you are registering and to pay the appropriate price depending on how many you are paying for.

All 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 taste the wines rather than finish them.

The event coordinator is German Wine Society Board Member, Al Friedman. Please send any questions to him at a.friedman1@gmail.com or to German Wine Society Capital Chapter Secretary, Joe Aguiar, josephlaguiar@gmail.com

If paying by check, mail your check, made out to the ‘German Wine Society’, along with the completed form below, to:

Joseph Aguiar

2501 Calvert St NW

Apt 501

Washington, DC 20008

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April 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Van Ness Room
3001 Veazey Terrace NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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