Embassy of Luxembourg Wine Tasting

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• What we'll do


We will once again be at the beautiful Embassy of Luxembourg in Washington, D.C. for our next tasting on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7 pm (with guests admitted for registration starting at 6:30 pm). The tasting will conclude at 9 pm. Many of you will remember our very successful events at the Embassy of Luxembourg in 2011, 2013, and 2016, and this provides us with another exciting opportunity to try the varied wines of the “other Mosel,” the Moselle River in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Our host for this evening will be Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, and in preparing for this event we have worked closely with Consul Stan Myck, who has aided us in obtaining all these wonderful Luxembourg wines.

We will offer a very extensive selection of twenty-two wines from Luxembourg for this event, including the wines of both of Luxembourg’s largest producers, the Domaines Vinsmoselle cooperative and Bernard-Massard, and one wine from the Domaine de l’Etat and one Rosé supplied by the Embassy and not available for public sale, but served only at diplomatic and other government functions. Most of the wines from Luxembourg are white, and tend to be dry, but we have also been able to include a few red and rosé wines. During the latter part of the evening, we will serve several of the sweeter “specialty wines” from Luxembourg, such as Vin Moelleux (mellow or medium-sweet wine), Vendange Tardive (late harvest), Vin de Glace (ice wine) and Vin de Paille (straw wine), which are produced in very limited quantities and rarely exported - but you can enjoy them now on the territory of the Grand Duchy through the German Wine Society without having to make a trip to Europe! Lovers of the high-praedikat wines from the producers of the Mosel in Germany will find these specialty wines a fascinating comparison. Wines for this event will include:

Embassy wines:
Welcoming glass: Caves Bernard-Massard, Cuvée de l’Ecusson, Brut Crémant
Domaine de l’Etat, Côteaux de Remich, Grand Premier Cru, Riesling, 2014
Schram & Fils, Côtes de Wellenstein, Gris de Pinot Gris (rosé), 2014
Domaines Vinsmoselle Wines:

Cuvée Millésimée, Brut Crémant, 2013
“Spirit of Schengen”, Pinot Noir, Brut Crémant
Greiveldange Herrenberg, Grand Premier Cru, Auxerrois, 2016
Stadtbredimus Rousenberg, Grand Premier Cru, Pinot Blanc, 2016
Wormeldange Mohrberg, Grand Premier Cru, Pinot Gris, 2016
Wormeldange Weinbour, Grand Premier Cru, Riesling, 2016
Machtum Gollebour, Grand Premier Cru, Gewürztraminer, 2016
Vin Rosé, Appellation d’Origine Protégée, Elbling, 2016
Château Edmond de la Fontaine, Cuvée Réserve élevée en barrique, Pinot Noir, 2014
Vieilles Vignes, Grand Premier Cru, Riesling, 2015
Caves Bernard-Massard Wines:
Grand Premier Cru, Riesling, 2013
Grand Premier Cru, Pinot Gris, 2014
Grand Premier Cru, Auxerrois, 2014
Vin de Qualité, Rivaner, 2014
Domaines Vinsmoselle “Specialty” Wines:
Vin Moelleux, Grand Premier Cru, Gewürztraminer, 2016
Vendange Tardive, Grand Premier Cru, Pinot Gris, 2015
Vin de Paille, Grand Premier Cru, Auxerrois, 2015
Vin de Paille, Grand Premier Cru, Gewürztraminer, 2015
Vin de Glace, Grand Premier Cru, Riesling, 2016

And throughout the evening, the Embassy will be serving hors d’oeuvres and amuse-bouches, as well as desserts prepared by the Embassy’s French chef to accompany the wines.

• Important to know

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 price for this event is $72 for German Wine Society members, and $80 for non-member guests.

You can register and pay for this event on our website (http://germanwinesocietydc.org/shop/).

Or you can pay by check: Mail your check, made out to the ‘German Wine Society’, along with the completed form below, to Joseph Aguiar, 2501 Calvert St NW, Apt 501, Washington, DC[masked]