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World of Rieslings Tasting

June 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Calling all Riesling lovers! The Riesling grape is of course a favorite of the German Wine Society, but many places around the world also grow Riesling to great acclaim in a variety of styles ranging from bone-dry to lusciously sweet. On Sunday June 26th at 2:00pm, join the German Wine Society as we sample Rieslings from around the world and see how this grape that comes from Germany has become a favorite for winemakers, sommeliers, critics, and consumers around the world!

The tasting will be held at the Harbour Square Club Room. The address for our tasting is 500 N St SW, Washington, DC. 20024 and will be June 26th at 2:00pm. It is very easy to get to and park there. Marilyn Scarbrough has thoughtfully reserved a few spaces in her complex’s visitors parking, but we cannot guarantee that these will be available. Metro is very accessible via Waterfront Metro Station on the Green Line. Joe Aguiar is organizing the event and will present the wines.

We will feature 9 wines from the following regions: Michigan, California, New York, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Luxembourg, Serbia, and of course, Germany. Light refreshments of cheese and crackers will be served. Here is the full wine list, which will be given in 5 flights:

Flight 1, “They Grow Riesling There?”

2014 Paul Cluver (Elgin, South Africa)

2013 Bernard-Massard Grand Premier Cru (Cotes de Grevenmacher, Luxembourg)

Flight 1 - 'They Grow Riesling There' - Edit

Flight 2, “USA!”

2013 Black Star Farms’ “Arcturos” (Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan)

2014 Dr. Frank (Finger Lakes, New York)

Flight 2 - 'USA!' - edit

Flight 3, “Same Year, Same Grape, Different Wines”

2009 Margvs Margi (Zupa, Serbia)

2009 Pewsey Vale “Contours” Single Vineyard (Eden Valley, Australia)

Flight 3 - 'Same Year, Same Grape, Different Wines' - edit

Flight 4, “Sweetness”

2012 Spreitzer’s Oestricher Lenchen Spätlese (Rheingau, Germany)

2014 Margerum (Santa Barbara County, California)

Flight 4 - 'Sweetness' - edit

Flight 5, “Luscious Nectar”

2013 Seifried “Sweet Agnes” Late Harvest (Nelson, New Zealand)

Flight 5 - 'Luscious Nectar' - edit

Event cost is $38 for members and $45 for non-members. You can register and pay for this event via Paypal by clicking the button below. You will need to set up a GWS account if you have not done so already for past events, and have a Paypal account. If you have any questions, please contact Joe Aguiar at josephlaguiar@gmail.com. You may also pay by check (please include name, total number of guests [and their names], email, telephone number, and total enclosed). Please make all checks payable to “German Wine Society” and mail them to:


Mike Fritze

1602 Greenbrier Court

Reston, VA 20190

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.



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June 26, 2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Jim Palanchar


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