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GWS 2020 New Vintage Tasting with Phil Bernstein (March 13th, 2020) – Cancelled

March 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Every year we host a tasting to try German wines from the new vintage, with a focus on Riesling. Our host is Phil Bernstein, General Manager of MacArthur Beverages, one of the leading retailers of German Riesling in the country. Every year, Phil brings fabulous wines for us to try and this year is definitely no exception.  We will sample ten German wines, accompanied by a tasty buffet of cheeses, breads, grapes, veggies and cold cuts.  As always, there will be an opportunity to order your favorite wines from Phil for later pickup at MacArthur Beverages.

The new vintage is 2018 which Terry Theise describes as offering consistently fresh and wonderful wines that are “perhaps 80% delicious and 20% fascinating.”  All wines below are from the 2018 vintage unless otherwise noted.

The deadline for registration is Monday, March 9, 2020.   Please be sure to register soon for this always-popular event!

DATE:  Friday, March 13th, 2020.  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 reserved a few parking spaces, but we cannot guarantee these will be available for everyone. The Waterfront Metro Station (Green Line) is nearby.


First Flight:  Welcoming Sekts

nv Von Winning Riesling Sekt Extra Brut

2016 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Riesling Sekt Brut

Second Flight:  Glorious GGs

Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling GG Mosel

Dönnhoff Dellchen Riesling GG Nahe

Third Flight:  A Flight of Fabulous Falkensteins

Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett Alte Reben Mosel

Hofgut Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese Feinherb Mosel

Fourth Flight:  Dönnhoff’s Splendid Spätlese

Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese Nahe

Dönnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Spätlese Nahe

Fifth Flight:  An Auslese Grand Finale from Selbach Oster

Selbach Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg “Schmitt” Riesling Auslese Mosel

Selbach Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr “Rotlay” Riesling Auslese Mosel


COST: $56 for members, $66 for non-members.   If you are not sure whether your membership is current, please contact the Chapter Secretary at carl.willner1@verizon.net .

If you have any other questions about this event, please email the organizer, Dave Wendler: davewendler@yahoo.com.

There are now two ways to join in the fun.  You can pay online for the event using PayPal.  

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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: 1014 Reserve Champion Drive, Rockville, MD  20850.

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

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Please clip and return this registration form if registering by mail, to the Secretary at the address listed above.  Do not return the entire event notice.


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March 13, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Harbor Square Party Room
500 N St SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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