About the Event
Ernst Loosen of Dr. Loosen wines is coming to Urban Alchemy! Sponsored by Republic National Distributing Company, this free wine tasting event will introduce attendees to wines of Germany’s Mosel River through the eyes of Ernst Loosen, ambassador of his family's 200 year-old wine-making tradition.
Attendees will have the opportunity to taste a 1 oz. pour of six different wines, including:
Dr. Loosen Sparkling
Dr. Loosen Riesling*
Dr. Loosen Dry
Villa Wolf Gewürztraminer
Villa Wolf Pinot Gris
J. Christopher Willamette Pinot Noir
If you wish to have Ernst Loosen sign one or more bottles of Dr. Loosen wines, you may place your order at the event. Your signed bottle(s) will be available for you to pick up the next day (Friday, May 18) after 5:00 p.m.
The event is free. Although RSVPs are not required, please help us prepare by responding via our Facebook page event.
About Ernst Loosen
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.
To achieve this, Ernst immediately changed the estate’s vineyard practices to dramatically reduce crop size. He stopped all chemical fertilization, preferring only moderate use of organic fertilizers and soil amendments.
He extended his commitment to sustainable practices beyond the vineyards and into the winery, implementing improvements in materials recycling, energy efficiency and water conservation.
At harvest, he insisted on fully mature fruit that had been very strictly selected. And he turned to gentler cellar practices that would allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of technological meddling.
Today, Dr. Loosen wines are widely enjoyed around the globe and continue to receive awards and accolades from top reviewers.
* offered daily on Urban Alchemy's wine list