2005 Conference:
Springfield, MA

Annual Meeting and Conference, May 13-15, 2005
Springfield, MA


Schedule   Friday Reception  Sunday Brunch  Saturday Banquet
August Kesseler Tasting  (Sat) Loosen Tasting (Sat)

About our speakers



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                     Our 2005 Events Schedule went like this:

Schedule of Events:

 Friday, May 13, 2005

 Board of Directors Meeting at Sheraton: 4 p.m.

 Reception at Sheraton: 7 p.m.


Saturday, May 14, 2005

 Morning Tasting at Sheraton: 10 a.m.

 Executive Committee Luncheon Meeting at Sheraton: 12 noon

Afternoon Tasting at Sheraton: 2 p.m.

Membership Meeting at Sheraton: 4 p.m.

Banquet at the Student Prince:

6 p.m. Reception with Dinner at 7 p.m.


Sunday, May 15, 2005

Brunch at Sheraton: 11 a.m.


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FRIDAY Reception

Reception wines presented by Ken Mason of Classic Wine Imports

and by Paul Provost and Michael Quinlan of Table & Vine,

Friday, May 13, 2005


 Ginger Chicken

Onion Profiterole

Thai Scallop Filo

Dim Sum


Cheeses and Bread


2003 Villa Wolf Rose of Pinot Noir

2002 Villa Wolf Spaetburgunder

2003 Von der Fels Riesling QbA Trocken, Keller

2003 Vicotria G Riesling QbA, Grans-Fassian

2003 Piesporter Treppchen Riesling QbA, Johann Haart

2003 Fruehlingsplaetzchen Riesling Kabinett, Schoenleber

2002 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett, J. J. Prum

2002 Hallgartner Jungfer Riesling Kabinett, Prinz

2002 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spaetlese*, Kerpen

2003 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spaetlese, Hauth-Kerpen

2001 Dreistern Riesling Goldkapsel, Sybille Kuntz

2003 Waldracher Krone Riesling Auslese, Gebrueder Steffes

2002 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, J. J. Prum


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Brunch with David Schildknecht, Sunday, May 15, 2005


Orange Juice

Fresh Fruit Plate

Quiche Lorraine with Country Sausage

Berry-topped Pancakes


The Wines

2003 Brauneberger-Juffer Riesling Kabinett, Fritz Haag

2003 Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett, Zilliken

2003 Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett, Dr. Loosen

2003 Gleisweiler Hoelle Riesling Kabinett, Minges

2003 Serriger Saarstein Riesling Kabinett, Schloss Saarstein

1998 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett, J.J. Christoffel 


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Banquet with commentary by Ken Mason, Saturday, May 14, 2005


Cheeses, Gravelax and Sweet Potato Latkes

Banquet Meal

 Passed Hors d’Oeuvres, including Fried Camembert

Roast Pork and German Sausage with Cabbage Gratin


Caribbean Spiced Pot Roast with roasted vegetables

Apple Strudel

Coffee, Tea 


 2003 Riesling QbA halbtrocken, Messmer

1998 Leinhoehle Riesling Spaetlese Trocken, J.L. Wolf

1998 Riesling Kabinett, Karthaeuserhofberg

1998 Traiser Rotenfels Riesling Kabinett, Crusius

1998 Hasensprung Riesling Spaetlese, Prinz von Hessen

1998 Kirchenstueck Riesling Auslese, Domdechant Werner

1998 Niersteiner Paterberg Riesling Spaetlese***, J.u.H.A. Strub

1998 Kaseler Kehrnagel Riesling Eiswein, Patheiger



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August Kesseler Tasting – Saturday, May 14, 2005

 Estate Riesling Trocken

2001 Berg Schlossberg Riesling Spaetlese Trocken

2001 Berg Roseneck Riesling Spaetlese Trocken

2003 Estate Riesling Riesling QbA

2003 Estate Riesling QbA

2003 Lorcher Schlossberg Riesling Kabinett

2003 Berg Schlossberg Riesling Spaetlese Goldkapsel

2002 Spaetburgunder Cuvee Max

2002 Assmanhauser Hoellenberg Spaetburgunder trocken




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Dr. Loosen Tasting with Ken Mason, Saturday, May 14, 2005

2004 Dr. L Riesling QbA

2003 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett

2003 Uerziger Wuerzgarten Riesling Kabinett

2003 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spaetlese

2003 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spaetlese

2003 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Auslese

2003 Erdener Praelat Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel


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About our Speakers 

August Kesseler

 After taking over the vineyards from his parents in the late seventies, August  was one of the pioneers in Germany to produce breathtaking Pinot Noirs which have achieved cult status and fetch some of the highest prices throughout Germany. His Rieslings are of a fine fruity elegance where the terroir is the dominant factor. August Kesseler has vineyards in the top sites, such as Assmannhaeuser Hoellenberg, Ruedesheimer Berg Schlossberg, Bischofsberg, Berg Roseneck and Rottland.   August Kesseler was running Schloss Reinhartshausen from 1992-2000 and is no doubt responsible for the dramatic rise to immense popularity during that time. August has made a name for himself in recent years, not only for his outstanding red wines. His Rieslings, too, dry and nobly sweet, are by now among the best to be found in the Rheingau.  An important part of his success is contributed by his two cellarmasters, Thomas Muno and Mathias Himstadt.

Ken Mason 

Ken Mason is the Regional Sales Manager for Classic Wine Imports, and is also Classic’s buyer for German, Austrian and Alsatian wines. A chef by training (Culinary Institute of America – 1973), Ken worked as a chef for Steingenberger Hotels in Baden Baden Germany, and later opened his own restaurant, The Mason Jar, on Cape Cod. Joining Classic Wine Imports in 1996, Ken first imported the 1997 vintage from Germany. Ken spends ten days a year in Germany, visiting estates and tasting wines for import. He is a passionate advocate for German wines, and has been a great help to the New England chapter of the German Wine Society for the last two years.

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