After a long absence, the German Wine Society (GWS - Washington DC Chapter) will return to Old Europe Restaurant in Georgetown.
Annette Schiller, President of ombiasy WineTours and long-standing member of the GWS, will conduct a tasting entitled: “The New Germany – Red, Dry, Sparkling.” Annette will present 3 red wines, 1 Sekt (sparkling wine) and 5 dry and 1 “halbtrocken” white wines from 9 out of the 13 wine regions in Germany. The tasting also includes 2 Grosses Gewächs (Grand Cru) wines.
Germany is increasingly becoming known as a serious red wine producer; Germany is the #3 producer world-wide of Pinot-Noir (= Spätburguder). Germans have always been obsessed with sparkling wines: 1 out of 4 sparklers produced in the world is consumed in Germany; and Germany is home to the second largest sparkling wine producer world-wide. In terms of white wine Germany is known for its Rieslings. Yes, it is the #1 Riesling producer world-wide, but also the #1 Pinot-Blanc (Weissburgunder) and #2 Pinot-Gris (Grauburgunder) producer.
All presented winemakers, Annette knows personally. She has visited all of them on one of the wine tours to Germany (Germany-East, Germany-South and Germany-Nord). Annette will share memories from these visits.
In terms of food, we are trying a new concept to better cater to people who arrive hungry straight from the office. Cindy O. Herold, the Chef and Owner of Old Europe Restaurant, will spoil us with a sumptuous Wine Tasting Buffet, composed of a variety of typical German dishes:
* German bread basket presented with “Kräuterbutter”-garlic herb butter and “Schmalz”,
* assorted cheese platter with house made “Obazda”-Bavarian style beer cheese,
* fresh fruits and crackers,
* “Bunte Schnittchen”-assorted cold cut canapes presented with deviled eggs,
* “Fleischpflanzl”-Bavarian style bite size meatballs garnished with cornichons,
* “Kartoffelpuffer”-potato pancakes served with apple sauce and sour cream,
* Germany’s most loved sausages: Bratwurst, Bauernwurst, Weißwurst, Knockwurst and Debreziner Wurst presented with sauerkraut, apple red cabbage, mustard trio and Berlin style curry ketchup,
* petite chicken Schnitzel “Wiener Art”-Vienna style served with warm German potato salad,
* “Apfelstrudel mit Vanillesoße”-apple strudel served with vanilla sauce. There will be coffee serviced with the dessert course.
In addition, Old Europe will set up a cash bar for guests that might like a drink before or after the tasting event. Also, guests are more than welcome to order from the à la carte menu before or after the event.
Old Europe is located in Georgetown at 2434 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC. There is ample parking in the side street behind the Old Europe.
2014 Spätburgunder Unplugged, Kreuzberg, Ahr
See: Germany-North Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours: Quintessential German Riesling and the Northernmost Pinot Noir
2012 Spätburgunder, Schloss Proschwitz GG, Schloss Proschwitz, Sachsen
See: Dining with Prinz zur Lippe, Owner of Weingut Schloss Proschwitz, at the Lippe’sches Gutshaus - Germany-East Wine and Art Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015)
2012 Lemberger, Schnaitmann, Württemberg
See: Vineyard Tour, Cellar Tour and Tasting with Rainer Schnaitmann at Weingut Rainer Schnaitmann in Fellbach, Württemberg – Germany-East Wine and Art Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015), Germany
2012 Riesling Sekt, Extra Brut, F.B.Schönleber, Rheingau
See: Cellar Tour, Tasting and Dinner at Wein- und Sektgut F.B. Schönleber in Östrich-Winkel, Rheingau, with Ralp and Bernd Schönleber - Germany-North Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours
2014 Riesling, trocken, Schloss Neuweier, Baden
See: Tour, Tasting (and Lunch) with Robert Schätzle, Owner and Winemaker, Weingut Schloss Neuweier in Baden – Germany-South Wine Tour by ombiasy (2015)
2013 Riesling, Alte Reben, trocken, Von Oetinger, Rheingau
See: Tour and Tasting at Weingut von Oetinger, Rheingau, with Achim von Oetinger – Germany-North 2016 by ombiasy WineTours
2013 Riesling, Deidesheimer Paradiesgarten Von Winning, Pfalz
See: Tour and Tasting at Weingut von Winning in Deidesheim, Pfalz – Germany-South Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015), Germany
2013 Weissburgunder, Karsdorfer Hohe Gräte GG, Lützkendorf, Saale-Unstrut
See: Tasting at Weingut Uwe Lützkendorf, with Uwe Lützkendorf, in Bad Kösen, Saale-Unstrut – Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours
2011 Schmitt’s Kinder, Scheurebe, Randersacker Sonnenstuhl, trocken, Franken
See: Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Art, Culture and History
2012 Riesling, Enkircher Steffensberg, Grosse Lage, Immich-Batterieberg, Mosel
See: Post-Rieslingfeier and Pre-Big Glou Dinner with 3 Top Winemakers from Germany at BToo in Washington DC: Clemens Busch, Immich-Batterieberg and Koehler-Ruprecht, USA
The price for this event will be $55 for members and $62 for non-members. Reservations must be received by Monday, October 24, 2016. You can register and pay for the event in either of two ways. You can register and make payment by Paypal. You will need to set up a GWS account if you have not done so already for past events, and have a Paypal account. You can also pay by check, made out to the German Wine Society, and mailed to:
1602 Greenbriar Court,
Reston, VA 20190
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