On October 7, 2022, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, the German Wine Society will host its 45th Anniversary dinner at the German Embassy in Washington.
Tickets for very limited seating are available here.
If you live in the DC area (DMV) the price of joining the society for a year and paying the members’ price for the event comes to just $5 more. You can do it in the same transaction.
I’ll be there. If any of you are going please let me know.
All are welcome, including non members. Members of the DC chapter, or the Philly and San Francisco chapters, or the Canadian GWS get member pricing.
Some of the blurb:
You can celebrate the 45th Anniversary of our society where it began! As we have done for other anniversary events and national conventions, we will offer a tour of the wine regions of Germany, with a representative wine from all 13 regions plus a sekt, for a total of 14 wines from ten different grapes! This is a tasting opportunity impossible to replicate elsewhere in the United States, as wines from three of these regions are not normally imported and had to be brought directly from Germany for this event. We will begin with a sekt reception on the patio (weather permitting) and followed by a multi-course seated dinner inside the Embassy House.
Wines at the Embassy House Reception and Seated Dinner
nv Hild Elbling Brut Sekt
First Flight: Trocken Duo from the East
2021 Pawis Riesling Quarzit trocken, Saale-Unstrut
2020 Tim Strasser Rotling trocken, Sachsen
Second Flight: Trocken Duo from the West
2021 Kloster Eberbach Chardonnay trocken, Hessische Bergstrasse
2020 Donnhoff Weissburgunder trocken, Nahe
Third Flight: Whites Beyond Riesling
2020 Hans Wirsching Iphöfer Kalb Silvaner trocken, Franken
2020 Wörner “Steillage Weiss” (blend of Riesling and Müller-Thurgau, trocken), Baden
Fourth Flight: The Trend Toward Reds
2019 Meyer-Näkel Spätburgunder (trocken), Ahr
2021 Beurer Trollinger (trocken), Württemberg
Fifth Flight: A Pair of Spectacular Spätlese
2020 J.J. Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spätlese, Mosel
2018 Spreitzer Winkeler Jesuitengarten Riesling Spätlese, Rheingau
Sixth Flight: Auslese Grand Finale
2019 Müller-Catoir Haardter Herzog Rieslaner Auslese, Pfalz
2018 K.P. Keller Rieslaner Auslese, Rheinhessen
2004 Ratzenberger Bacharacher Wolfshöhle Riesling Auslese, Mittelrhein
Embassy chef Daniel Labonne will provide a menu of delicious German-style foods in several courses chosen to accompany the wines, plus dessert, as listed below.
Patio Reception: Smoked Salmon on Soft Pretzel & Cream Cheese Canapes
First Seated Course: Leek and Potato Soup with Truffle Peeling
Second Seated Course: Sautéed Branzini Fillet with Creamy Spinach gratin & Lobster Sauce
Third Seated Course: Pork Medallion Wrapped in Smoked Bacon with Spatzle, Red Cabbage, and Lingonberry & Mustard Sauce
Dessert: Assortment of Mini Desserts – Opera Cake, Bavarian Cream with raspberry coulis, and Apple Strudel
Coffee and Tea service at end, with bottled water provided at tables
We anticipate being joined by members of the German Embassy staff. Please take the opportunity to mingle with them and share your interests in German wines and Germany!
The price for this event will be $85 for members, and $115 for non-members.