Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Time to figure out German wine

You did make a resolution to figure out the meaning of Trockenbeerenauslese, didn't you? OK, they don't promise to translate that one, but The Wine Shop at Foxcroft will hold a tasting event called "Demystifying German Wine," from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the store, 7824 Fairview Road.

You'll be able to meet Dr. H. Tranisch of the Thanisch Muller-Burggraef family, a producer of Mosel Valley wine that dates to at least 1636. The tasting costs $10, which can be applied toward any wines you buy from the tasting. You don't need reservations, you can just come by the store between 3 and 5. But if you have questions, you can call the store at 704-365-6550.