These Wines Speak German: Wines from Germany and Austria — and Parts of Switzerland, France and Italy

 
When: Thursday, July 18
Time: 6:00 pm TO 7:30 pm
Where: Milwaukee

ADDRESS: 2120 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 414-289-9463 or email scott.miner@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

 

If you’re from Wisconsin, chances are your forebears spoke the German language, ate German food and drank German wine.

 

Over 40% of Wisconsinites are of German descent  — and an even higher percentage of us hail from either Germany or one of the culturally Germanic lands of Europe — places which include Austria, northern Switzerland, northeastern France and northeastern Italy.

 

Wines from these places occupy a vast swath of Old World territory and yield a vast variety of vitis vinifera grapes and styles of wines. All of these wines have a distinctly German character and personality. As native Wisconsinites, we’d say they’ve all got gemütlichkeit.

 

You may know Riesling from the German regions of the Mosel, Nahe, Rheingau and Pfalz — but have you explored Riesling and Gewürztraminer from the French region of Alsace? You may know Grüner Veltliner from the Austrian regions of Wachau, Kamptal and Kremstal — but do you know Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt and Saint Laurent from Austria’s Burgenland? Or Gemischter Satz from its wine region of Vienna? And have you tasted Kerner, Müller-Thurgau and Gelber Muskateller from the Alto Adige in Italy? Or Chasselas and Sylvaner from Switzerland?

 

We’d like to introduce you to all of these friendly and generous German-speaking wines. As soon as you meet them, we know you’ll recognize them — and love them! — like favorite relatives. You’ll say they’ve all got gemütlichkeit.

 

Wines TBA

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