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September 2021

Rescheduled GWS New Vintage Plus Tasting with Phil Bernstein – Sept. 17th, 2021

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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.  In March 2020, we had planned to conduct our annual New Vintage tasting, but were regrettably forced to postpone due to pandemic conditions.  We are now pleased to announce that…

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July 2021

GSW Summer Wine Cruise – July 10th, 2021

July 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Georgetown Waterfront, 3050 K St., NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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ANNOUNCING GERMAN WINE SOCIETY’S RETURN TO IN-PERSON EVENTS WITH WINE CRUISE!Get ready to cast off on the Potomac for a German wine cruise!  Yes, the Capital Chapter of the German Wine Society is resuming in-person events this summer.  Our kick-off will be an experience we have missed for several years (though it was a regular event from 2010-2013 and earlier), the traditional GWS summer wine cruise past the beautiful river banks and monuments of our nation’s Capital, passing Hains Point…

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May 2021

American Rieslings from New York State, Zoom and Tasting Event – May 22, 2021

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For our next event, we are tasting American Rieslings from the State of New York, visiting with Meaghan Frank of the Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery in the Finger Lakes.  As you may know, a number of wineries and winemakers in the Finger Lakes are known for producing a wide range of high-quality wines including sparkling wines and cool-climate Rieslings in all styles.  The Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery is among the most prominent of these producers and was a pioneer in…

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April 2021

Christian Stahl Zoom Tasting Event, April 17th, 2021

April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hopefully you enjoyed our celebration of Riesling last month in whatever way inspired you. Now let us SPRING FORWARD to our next Zoom event.  Christian Stahl of Winzerhof Stahl in Franken, Germany has graciously accepted an invitation from us to speak about his wines that are available in the DC area. Yes, this is an actual Wine Tasting!  Christian Stahl is happy to discuss any or all of his wines, several of which will be available to purchase in advance…

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March 2021

586th Birthday Celebration of Riesling Zoom Event, March 13th, 2021

March 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For lovers of German wine, the Riesling grape is commonly one of our favorites, and frequently the top choice.  Versatile Riesling yields both wonderful high-prädikat sweet wines, among the best in the world, and high-quality dry wines as well.  It is the most widely grown grape in about half of Germany’s wine regions.  If you are wondering what the 586th birthday means, please know that in March 2019 the Wines of Germany announced that from that day forward the official birthday of Riesling…

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February 2021

2021 Capital Chapter Members Zoom Meeting – February 20th

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Prosit Neujahr! Online registration for the 2021 Capital Chapter Members Meeting is now open! Please make reservations by February 15.  This year’s membership meeting will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2021, starting at 5:00 pm EST.  As with our Holiday Gathering in December 2020, due to continuing health concerns, the membership meeting this year will be held online, using Zoom.   You will have to have access to Zoom to participate in the meeting, either downloaded on your computer or otherwise…

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December 2020

GWS Zoom Holiday Gathering – December 19th, 2020

December 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ANNOUNCING GERMAN WINE SOCIETY CAPITAL CHAPTER ZOOM HOLIDAY GATHERING, DECEMBER 19, 2020Ho, Ho, Ho, German Wine Society Members and Friends of German Wines, it’s nearly time to hang the stockings and dream of delicious German wine!This year, as a necessary response to the pandemic situation, we are for the first time conducting our annual Holiday event virtually, via Zoom.  We have acquired an annual Zoom subscription for our GWS chapter, as some other wine groups have also been doing due…

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March 2020

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

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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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…

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February 2020

Members Meeting (February 15th, 2020)

February 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Van Ness Room, 3001 Veazey Terrace NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Prosit Neujahr! Online registration for the 2020 Members Meeting is now open! Please make reservations by February 10.  This year’s membership meeting will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The doors will open at 7:00 and we begin discussing business (of course mixed with a little fun) promptly at 7:30 pm. For this year’s Members Meeting, we are returning to the Van Ness Room at:3001 Veazey Terrace NWWashington, DC  20008Metro is very accessible from the Van Ness stop on the Red…

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December 2019

Holiday Dinner at the Cosmos Club (December 14, 2019)

December 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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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 delicious German wine!So, please plan to attend the GWS Holiday paired dinner at the Cosmos Club, Saturday, December 14, 2019 starting at 7 pm, with registration and service of welcoming sekt and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6:30 pm.  We are very fortunate to have access to this elegant and festive venue again this year.The address for our holiday…

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