All Society members and guests are reminded that alcohol
consumption can lead to intoxication and therefore
Society members and their guests are expected to
drink in moderation at Society events. It is advisable to
provide designated drivers where available, or
mostly to taste rather than consume alcohol when such
drivers are not available.
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Oktober Weinfest on Friday, September 18, 2015
Dear German Wine Society Members and
Friends of German Wine,
In Germany Oktoberfest is celebrated beginning in September, and so
we are returning to the German Embassy House for our Oktober
Weinfest on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7 pm. The theme of
our Oktober Weinfest this year is a tour of the wine regions of
Germany, and we will have wines from eight of the thirteen regions
available for you to enjoy — the Mosel, Ahr, Nahe, Rheingau,
Rheinhessen, Franken, Pfalz and Baden. Wines will be poured for you
by our own experienced members, who have been to a number of these
regions. Rarely does the opportunity arise to experience so many of
these wine regions together at one time! Together with these wines,
we will have an ample buffet of delicious German-style foods.
The price for this very special event will be $80 for members, and
$89 for non-members. The Board encourages all members and friends of
the Society to reserve as early as possible, as this event is
expected to be very popular. We will be limiting attendance to 50
guests, to ensure that everyone can best enjoy the event.
Reservations must be received by Monday, September 14, 2015, for
Embassy security - no late reservations can be accepted. Weather
permitting, the Embassy House terrace will be open for you to relax
with your welcoming Sekt and savor the wines. We anticipate Embassy
personnel to be present for our event as well.
The evening will unfold as follows:
Henkell Riesling Sekt Rhein
Cheese Board - array of domestic and international cheeses, arranged
with an assortment of crusty bread and crackers
MAIN EVENT: DINNER AND TASTING OF GERMAN WINE REGIONS
Mosel: Karthäuserhof 2013 Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling
Nahe: Dönnhoff 2013 Norheimer Kirschbeck Riesling Spätlese
Ahr: Meyer-Näkel 2011 Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) “S”
Rheingau: Leitz 2011 Rüdesheimer Berg Roseneck Riesling Spätlese
Rheinhessen: Weingut Keller 2012 “Von der Fels” Riesling Trocken
Franken: Fürst 2013 Pur Mineral Riesling Trocken
Pfalz: Kurt Darting 2012 Durkheimer Nonnengarten Gewürztraminer
Baden: Shelter Winery 2012 Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir)
Selection of Bratwurst, Knockwurst and Weisswurst
Geschmorter Rotkohl (braised red cabbage)
Kässpatzen (“cheese sparrows”, small cheese-covered dumplings)
Kartoffelsalat (potato salad)
Garden Salad with Romaine, Bibb and Watercress
Assorted Pretzel and Pumpernickel Rolls
Mosel: JJ Prüm 2010 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese
Pfalz: Pfeffingen 2001 Ungsteiner Herrenberg Scheurebe Auslese
Coffee and Tea available from buffet
The German Embassy House is located at 1900 Foxhall Road N.W. A
limited amount of parking is available on nearby streets off Foxhall
Road. Guests should plan to arrive by driving, taxi or the the
nearest bus lines (D6 is closest, walk uphill on Foxhall).
All Society members and guests are reminded that alcohol consumption
can lead to intoxication, and therefore Society members and their
guests are expected to drink in moderation at Society events. It is
advisable to provide designated drivers or other modes of transit
where available, or mostly to taste rather than consume alcohol
where such drivers or alternative means of transportation are not
Event coordinator: Carl Willner, 301-216-2531, firstname.lastname@example.org
We now have two options to reserve and pay for attendance at our
events! Members and guests can still send in a check, as in the
past, to the German Wine Society, using the reservation form below.
But we are now in the electronic age too, and you can alternatively
register for events on our website and make payment by Paypal. See
the website for guidance on how to do this, germanwinesocietydc.org.
You will need to set up a GWS account on our website to register,
and also have a Paypal account ready to use for payment.
And, now that the fun is out of the way, we’ll nag a little about
renewing your annual dues for the year July 1, 2015 to June 30,
2016. Dues ($35 a year for either a single or a couple membership)
should be sent to GWS, 1600 Clarendon Blvd., W105, Arlington, VA
22209. For those of you who have done this, a hearty thank you! For
those of you who haven’t, a hearty thank you awaits.
If you no longer wish to receive our announcements, please reply to
this e-mail to the sender, together with your e-mail address.
Please fill out the form below (if you want to register by mail and
check rather than electronically using Paypal) and send your check,
payable to the German Wine Society, to: German Wine Society, 1600
Clarendon Blvd., W105, Arlington, VA 22209.
RESERVATION FORM FOR GERMAN WINE SOCIETY FOR SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
OKTOBER WEINFEST EVENT AT GERMAN EMBASSY HOUSE