2001, Gettysburg, PA

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2000 was so much fun, including David Schildknect's midnight tour of the Gettysburg battlefield, that in 2001 we reconvened in Gettysburg, PA to try it again. 

 David Thompson (pictured talking to New England Chapter Chair David Bueker on the left, center) conducted the afternoon wine tasting.  His theme was "QBA to TBA," and featured many older vintages. This led to many satisfied tasters, including these two, Jim Hamilton, and Mark Squires,  our webmaster, on the right,  from the Philadelphia chapter.

The banquet menu and wine list, with discussion led by  David Schildknecht, pictured here with national president Beth Sheligo, is set forth below. Many of you will remember David as the former wine manager of "Plain Old Pearsons" in Washington, D.C. David reviews German wines for The International Wine Cellar and wrote a well-received article on German wines for the December 1999 issue of Wine and Spirits Magazine. Working with Valckenberg International, he has created a program that will compare three or four different growers of different sites in three different vintages., were as follows:

Welcome wine: 1996 Brüder Dr. Becker Scheurebe Sekt

1st Course: Crab Cake with Lemon Sauce
Koehler-Ruprecht 1998 Kallstadter Steinacker Scheurebe Spätlese

2nd Course: Half a Cornish Game Hen with Wild Rice and Apple Stuffing
Künstler 1996 Hochheimer Kirchenstück Riesling Spätlese
Künstler 1998 Hochheimer Kirchenstück Riesling Spätlese

3rd Course: Mixed Salad Greens with Fresh Apple Slices and Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
Joh. Jos. Christoffel 1998 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese
Joh. Jos. Christoffel 1999 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese

4th Course: Apple Tart Topped with Vanilla Ice Cream, Coffee, Tea, Decaf or Iced Tea










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