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New Vintage Tasting with Phil Bernstein

posted Jan 29, 2012, 7:39 AM by Alan Knapp
Every year we host a tasting to provide members and guests with an early opportunity to taste wines from the new vintage.  The 2010 wines are just arriving, and now is a great time to sample what is available so you can decide what to buy based on the most important information-- what tastes good to you!

The tasting will be Friday, February 17, at 7 p.m. The price is $35 for members and $42 for non-members.

2010 was an extremely unusual vintage in Germany, with some of the lowest yields in the past 100 years. In his recent report, David Schildknecht writes that some of the 2010 wines are frightful and many others are mind-bendingly complex. In the words of Terry Theise, what’s good in 2010 is absurdly good, and what’s not good is a mess. His candidate motto for the 2010 vintage is: WTF!!

We are fortunate that DC boasts one of the best German wine retailers in the country, Phil Bernstein of MacArthur Beverages, who will pick some of the good stuff for us. Phil will present some value wines, some wonderful wines, and some new wines.

The wines we will be serving are:

2010 Dr L Riesling Qba
2010 St Urbans Hof Riesling Qba
2010 Donnhoff Kreuznacher Krotenpfuhl Riesling Kabinett
2010 Donnhoff Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett
2010 A.J. Adam Riesling Kabinett
2010 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett
2010 Fritz Haag Braunenberger Juffer Sonnenur Spatlese Erste Lage  #7 Riesling
2010 Schloss Lieser Braunenberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese
2010 Monchoff Erdener Pralat Riesling Auslese
2010 Selbach Oster Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Auslese

Come and experience for yourself one of the most unusual vintages in the history of German wine.
Event Coordinators: David Wendler and Laura Tiehen

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