Summer Sips: Exploring Germany’s Lighter Side



Seminar Wine Tasting, Friday, June 25, 6 – 7:30 pm

Location: Delafield’s Wine Bar, tasting hosted in-store at 631 Genesee street.

RSVP: Required. Purchase online or call your favorite store.


Join us for a special in-store event at Waterford Wine & Spirits featuring German wines perfect for the summertime! Joe Kane, Wines of Germany Ambassador and certified Sommelier, will take us on a guided tour of six German wine regions, showcasing multiple grape varieties and producers along the way. Taste along as you decide which wine will best suit your summer agenda – from boating to brats with sauerkraut, we’ve got you covered.

Featured Wines:

2018 Weingut Franzen Elbling, Mosel 

Elbling is an offspring of gouais blanc (parent grape of chardonnay) and is a cross between Traminer and some unidentified variety, which has the same parentage as Riesling. Elbling is typically more acidic and more tropical than Riesling, but in Franzen’s hands, the wine is zippy yet round. Perfect to recommend this wine as a poolside, or boating wine with the ability to pair with most salads and lighter fare. Word speak on the classically steep vineyards of the Mosel is added.

2019 Robert Weil Riesling Trocken Gutswein, Rheingau

A description of the Riesling variety and the dry version will be discussed. Because Weil Trocken is a  Gutswein, an entry level discussion regarding the vineyard classification of dry German wines will be introduced, with a correlation of Burgundy vineyard hierarchy will be discussed as a relatable comparison discussion. Food pairing options.

2019 Wittmann Weissburgunder, Rheinhessen

The discussion will focus on the quality level of the producer, misconception of Rheinhessen region quality and approachability of Pinot Blanc.

2018 Von Winning Grainhübel GG Riesling, Pfalz

Topic will be pinnacle of German Vineyard classification, Riesling quality at high level, discussion of producer quality and soil/climate of Pfalz region. What makes the vineyards so great. Food pairing options.

2020 Kruger Rumpf  Spätburgunder Rose Trocken, Nahe

Discussion will be Rose from Pinot Noir, drinkability, age of the estate, versatility in pairing options.

2019 Julia Bertram “Handwerk”  Spätburgunder , Ahr

Germany’s love for PN, 3rd most planted in World. Quality of Pinot from the Ahr. Bertram as rising star, German Wine Queen. Versatile with outdoor activities, especially when slightly chilled.

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