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1986 Annual Convention Program

April 18-20

Philadelphia, Pennysylvania

Friday, April 18, 1986

3:30-4:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting

(Board Members only)

Four Seasons Hotel

Madison Room


7:00-8:30 p.m. Opening Reception

Four Seasons Hotel

Washington Room

 Reunite with long-standing members and meet new ones from across the country. Six different varietal wines from Germany's fine estates and cooperatives will be showcased -- Riesling, M61ler-Thurgau, Silvaner, Ruländer, Scheurebe and Gewürztraminer wines. Hot and cold hors d'oeuvres will be served. Be sure to make dinner reservations for this evening. Bob Perna tells us this is a must at the finer area restaurants.


Saturday, April 19, 1986

10:00 - Noon International Competition Seminar Tasting

Four Seasons Hotel

Washington Room

The open tasting of the 12 competition wines will be conducted by Peter M. F. Sichel.


Noon - 2:00 p.m. Executive Committee Luncheon Meeting

(Board of Directors, Officers and Chapter Chairpersons only) Four Seasons Hotel, Madison Room


2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Annual Business Meeting

Four Seasons Hotel

Washington Room

We strongly urge all members to attend!


Saturday, April 19, 1986 (cont'd.)

3:00 p.m. - International Competition Blind Tasting

Non-Competitors: Four Seasons Hotel, Washington Room

Competitors: Four Seasons, Hotel Jefferson Room

Non-competitors are invited to test their skills against those of local competition winners who will be contending in a separate room for a slot on the U.S. team going to Germany in September.


7:00 p.m. - Annual Banquet

Four Seasons Hotel

Washington Room

Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix of the Four Seasons Hotel and Bob Perna have devised a superb menu to honor the evening's fine wines, a selection rarely seen in the U.S. -- including wines from Hessische Bergstrasse, WUrtemberg, Franken and Baden. As a special attraction, the meal will be brought to a close with a 1975 Beerenauslese Eiswein from the estate of August E. Anheuser. Mr. Herbert Anheuser will be on hand to offer personal remarks.


Sunday, April 20, 1986

 9:00 a.m.- Continental Breakfast

Four Seasons Hotel

Washington Room


10:00 a.m.- 1984 Vintage Tasting

Four Seasons Hotel

Washington Room

 This year's vintage tasting will be conducted by Dr. Reinhard Muth, president of the Association of German Wine Growers.












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