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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE GERMAN WINE SOCIETY HOLIDAY DINNER AT THE COSMOS CLUB, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018, 7 pm – 10 pm Ho, Ho, Ho, German Wine Society Members and Friends of German Wines, it’s nearly time to hang the stockings and dream of nice German wine! So, please plan to attend the GWS Holiday paired dinner at the Cosmos Club, Friday, December 14, 2017 starting at 7 pm, with registration beginning at 6:30 pm. We are very fortunate to have access to this elegant and festive venue again this year. Please note that payment via our website or via mail is required in order to register for this event. Simply confirming attendance on meetup is NOT sufficient for a reservation. The address for our holiday dinner is 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008. Metro is near (Dupont Circle Red Line) and parking is available to the rear of the club. The stunning venue is, as in past years, the wood-paneled Members Dining Room on the 2nd floor in this landmark building. Perfect for a special holiday wine event with family and friends! The paired dinner includes a variety of German wines, among them high-prädikat selections, and a three-course meal preceded by hors d’oeuvres. In addition, there will be holiday piano music and an opportunity to sing carols together! This year, we are offering a choice of three different entrees with different prices – be sure to register for the one you want, and if there are multiple people on your order, register separately for each different entree choice. The paired menu will be as follows: Welcome and hors d’oeuvres Chicken liver BLT (gruyere, gem lettuce, shallot jam, rustic bread) House cured bacon satay with tomato jam 2014 FB Schononleber Pinot Noir Sekt Extra Brut Rheingau Salad appetizer Honey Dew Melon and Burrata salad, red wine-orange dressing 2015 Knauss Trollinger Württemberg 2016 Dr. Thanisch Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett Feinherb Mosel Entree (choose one dish when registering) Mosaic Herb and Truffle Filet Mignon with scalloped potatoes, broccolini, pepper confit, truffle sauce Smoked Duck Breast with sweet potato gnocchi, cherry shallot red wine sauce Curried Cauliflower with braised lentils, chickpeas, golden raisins, red pepper sauce (vegetarian option) 2012 Schnaitmann Young Vines Pinot Noir Trocken Württemberg 2010 Fitz Ritter Gewürztraminer Spätlese Pfalz Dessert Chocolate Heaven – chocolate mousse, feuilletine, chocolate glaze And two surprise high-prädikat wines for the holiday (differing for each table) – Either: 2005 Robert Weil Kiedricher Gräfenberg Riesling Auslese Rheingau or 2009 Dr. Thanisch Brauneberg Juffer Riesling Auslese Mosel Either: 2006 Willi Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Beerenauslese Mosel or 2010 Selbach Zeltinger Riesling Eiswein Mosel or 1999 Fitz Ritter Durkheim Abtsfron Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Pfalz Club parking is off Florida Avenue behind the club. There is a small white sign showing the parking entrance. Parking is included in the event price and there is no tipping at the club including the valet parking. Parking is limited and club members have preference. It is highly advisable not to arrive late in case there are numerous other functions going on at the club that evening. Dress code for the Cosmos Club is strict – jackets and ties for men, comparable business or evening attire for women. No jeans or tennis shoes are allowed. The dinner price, varying by entree selected, is: Filet Mignon $155 members/$165 non-members Duck Breast $142 members/$152 non-members Vegetarian $135 members/$145 non-members

Cosmos Club

2121 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest · Washington, DC

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Hello! This is the DC Chapter of the German Wine Society. Our mission is to promote the understanding, appreciation, and knowledge of German wines. We conduct tasting seminars and pairing meals to enhance the appreciation of German wines and assist our members in their continuing education. If you enjoy German wine and culture, or just think you might, please don't be shy! Also check out our official website ( for events and additional information.

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