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Dr. Loosen Riesling Tasting

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Date: Wed, Apr 16, 2014
Time: 6:30pm
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Dr. Loosen Riesling Tasting

Sophisticated Rieslings from the Steep Slopes of Germany’s Mosel Valley.

Wednesday, April 16th



What is Riesling?

Riesling is a highly aromatic and fruity grape variety. It has been regarded as the greatest white wine grape for hundreds of years. Throughout history, Riesling has been revered for its vibrant personality, its pure fruit flavors, its astonishing diversity of styles, its ability to show you where it was grown, its versatility with food, and its ability to age for decades. The variety fell on hard times in the mid-20th century, but wine lovers are rediscovering its greatness.

Situated on Germany’s Mosel River among some of the world’s most treasured vineyards, the Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for more than 200 years. When Ernst Loosen (pronounced LOH-zen) assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that, with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s top-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class Rieslings.

Brian Harlan, National Sales Director for Loosen Brothers, will be on hand to discuss all things German and Riesling. Chef Don is planning fabulous German hors d’ oeuvres to accompany the wines.