25th Anniversary Celebration
May 17–19, 2002, Washington, DC

Programs, menus and wines for Friday and Sunday

Saturday, May 18: FOUR big events, 10 a.m. tasting, lunch tasting, 2 p.m. tasting and evening banquet

10:00 AM - Tasting of classical German wines will feature wines from seven estate owners from different regions in Germany, plus the wines of the world-renowned Valckenberg winery in Worms. Description of the winery, history, information on the wines, and comparative tasting, by Jack Williamson, Valckenberg representative in the US.  

Classical Wines from the Valckenberg Consortium of Estates
for Saturday morning tasting:

Riesling Sekt
2000 Madonna Kabinett
2000 Gewürztraminer

 Carl Graff - Mosel
1999 Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett
2000 Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Spätlese
2000 Bernkasteler Riesling QbA

Knyphausen - Rheingau
2000 Erbacher Steinmorgen Kabinett

 von Schubert - Ruwer
1999 Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Kabinett

Heyl zu Herrnsheim - Rheinhessen
1999 Roter Hang (Red Slope)

Castell - Franken
1999 Silvaner Trocken

Graf von Neipperg - rttemberg
2000 Spätburgunder Trocken
2000 Lemberger Trocken

Kesselstatt - Mosel
1999 Josephöfer Spätlese (from Groskopf )

Bassermann-Jordan - Pfalz
2000 Estate Riesling
2000 Deidesheimer Paradiesgarten Kabinett

12:00 noon - Luncheon event will showcase five wines from the Fitz-Ritter Estate, located in the Bad Dürkheim area on the famous Weinstrasse, presented by Alice Fitz, estate owner and a member of our National GWS Board of Directors. The wines will be matched with each course of an elegant luncheon.

Fitz-Ritter Wines for German Wine Society 25th Anniversary Celebration

2000 Dürkheimer Hochbenn Riesling Kabinett (first level of quality of wines with a predicate)
2000    Dürkheimer Abtsfronhof Gewürztraminer Spätlese (late harvest)
NV      Weisser Burgunder Brut Sekt (white burgundy German sparkling wine of the specified growing region, the Palatinate [Pfalz])
2000    Dürkheimer Abtsfronhof Riesling Spätlese Halbtrocken (late harvest, half-dry)
1999    Dürkheimer Hochbenn Riesling Eiswein (ice wine)

Puree of Carrot and Ginger Soup
with Seared Shrimp

Poached Norwegian Salmon over Baby Bok Choy and
Shitake Mushroom with Champagne Cream, Chives and Cardamom Oil 

Trio of Pear Panna Cotta, Sorbet and Linzertorte  


 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - A unique tasting event will feature German wines of the next generation of an outstanding young vintner from a long-established wine-growing family, coming especially directly from Germany to show and present his wines.  Florian Weingart, from Boppard in the Middle Rhine region, will compare and contrast wines from his fathers' generation with his own next-generation production.  He has been in charge of the family estate for three years and has already developed new directions in cold fermentation and introducing complexity into the wines through leaving them longer on the lees. The wines to be shown: 

The father’s era:  Numbers:  2, 5, 6, 8  

Florian’s next generation:  Numbers: 1, 3, 4, 7

 1)         1999 Bopparder Hamm Feuerlay Riesling Kabinett

2)         1992 Bopparder Hamm Ohlenberg Riesling Spätlese

3)         2001 Schloß Fürstenberg Riesling Spätlese

4)         1997 Bopparder Hamm Feuerlay Riesling Auslese

5)         1989 Bopparder Hamm Ohlenberg Riesling Auslese

6)         1982 Bopparder Hamm Ohlenberg Riesling Auslese

7)         2001 Bopparder Hamm Ohlenberg Riesling Auslese

8)         1995 Bopparder Hamm Feuerlay Riesling Beerenauslese


NOTE:  This is a change from the original program, posted prior to May 15.

7:30 p.m. - Gala Banquet will feature the one-and-only Terry Theise and a selection of seven wines from his portfolio of Estate Selections. Two wines will be shown with each course, climaxed by the dessert matched with a Trockenbeerenauslese.

German Wine Society 25th Anniversary Gala Banquet  
Featuring the Wines of Terry Theise Estate Selections, with Terry Theise

Saturday, March 18, 2002
2000    Schlossböckelheimer Kupfergrube Riesling Spätlese - Dönnhoff
2000    Oestricher Lenchen Riesling Kabinett - Spreitzer
2000    Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese  - Meulenhof
1998    Ockenheimer Laberstall Riesling Auslese - Merz
2000    Gimmeldinger Mandelgarten Riesling Kabinett – Müller-Catoir
2000    Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese – Selbach-Oster
2000    Dürkheimer Nonnengarten Rieslaner TBA (500ml)  - Darting


Maine Scallop with Sweet Corn Flan Corn Emulsion, Corn Foam and  Black Truffle Vinaigrette

 Seared Halibut Over Salsify, Roasted Garlic and Oyster Mushrooms with Riesling Cream


Pheasant Breast Filled with Foie Gras Mousseline Over Parsnip Puree and Baby Carrots, Natural Juices

Golden Pineapple and Frangipane Tart with Pineapple Sorbet and Almond Brittle



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