2014 in Review

What a great year it’s been! Take a look back with us at some of the year’s highlights.

 

April 2014 - Loosen Bros. VP Kirk Wille (middle) at Pebble Beach Food & Wine with Randy Goodman (Bar Avignon Restaurant in Portland, Oregon) and Cortney Lease (Wild Ginger Restaurant in Seattle).
April 2014 – Dr. Loosen Imports VP Kirk Wille (middle) at Pebble Beach Food & Wine with Randy Goodman (Bar Avignon Restaurant in Portland, Oregon) and Cortney Lease (Wild Ginger Restaurant in Seattle).

 

April 2014 - The Riesling Revolution Trio on their Asia tour: Left to right: Erni Loosen, Etienne Hugel (Hugel & Fils, Alsace), and Peter Barry (Jim Barry Wines, Australia)
April 2014 – The Riesling Revolution Trio kicks off their Asia tour with a roar: Left to right: Erni Loosen, Etienne Hugel (Hugel & Fils, Alsace), and Peter Barry (Jim Barry Wines, Australia)

 

First day of the International Riesling Symposium. In the middle is Stuart Pigott (author of "Best White Wine on Earth") who led a very interesting tasting of wines from the “New World.” It included the 2012 Eroica (our JV with Chateau Ste. Michelle), as well as wines from Australia, New Zealand, California, Michigan and New York. To the left of Stuart is Wilhelm Weil, from Weingut Robert Weil, who organized the event.
May 2014 – First day of the International Riesling Symposium. In the middle is Stuart Pigott (author of “Best White Wine on Earth”) who led a tasting of wines from the “New World.” It included the 2012 Eroica (our joint venture with Chateau Ste. Michelle), as well as wines from Australia, New Zealand, California, Michigan and New York. To the left of Stuart is Wilhelm Weil, from Weingut Robert Weil, who organized the event.

 

June 2014 - Erni Loosen pours at our Summer of Riesling kick-off tasting at Terroir Wine Bar in NYC.
June 2014 – Erni Loosen pours at our Summer of Riesling kick-off tasting at Terroir Wine Bar in NYC.

 

July 2014 - International Pinot Noir Conference. Left to right:  David Autrey from Westrey Winery, Dr. Loosen Export Director Matt Giedraitis, and Erni Loosen.
July 2014 – International Pinot Noir Celebration in Oregon. Left to right: David Autrey from Westrey Winery, Dr. Loosen Export Director Matt Giedraitis, and Erni Loosen.

 

July 2015 - Appassionata by J. Christopher Wines (our joint venture with winemaker Jay Somers) was a big hit at the International Pinot Noir Conference in Oregon.
July 2015 – Appassionata by J. Christopher Wines (our joint venture with winemaker Jay Somers) was a big hit at the International Pinot Noir Conference in Oregon.

 

August 2014 - Everyone loved our "Riesling Rocks" game, where booth visitors threw (foam) "rocks" to win buttons describing the qualities of Riesling.
August 2014 – Everyone loved our “Riesling Rocks” game, where booth visitors threw (foam) “rocks” to win buttons describing the qualities of Riesling.

 

October 2014 - Harvest time at Wehlener Sonnenuhr.
October 2014 – Harvest time at Wehlener Sonnenuhr. (photo credit: Leigh-Ann Beverley)

 

November 2014 - Erni Loosen (right) with Vinoteka Svijet Vinostore owner Dino Kusen (left) in Croatia.
November 2014 – Erni Loosen (right) with Vinoteka Svijet Vinostore owner Dino Kusen (left) in Croatia.

 

November 2014 - We announce our new Grosses Gewachs (dry) Rieslings!
November 2014 – We announce our new Grosses Gewachs (dry) Reserve Rieslings!

 

December 2014 - Wine Spectator's Matt Kramer names his top wines of 2014 and picks  J. Christopher Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills "Lumière" 2012. (J. Christopher Wines is our joint venture with Oregon winemaker Jay Somers.)
December 2014 – Wine Spectator’s Matt Kramer names his top wines of 2014 and picks J. Christopher Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills “Lumière” 2012. (J. Christopher Wines is our joint venture with Oregon winemaker Jay Somers.)

 

Wine Spectator chooses our Dr. L Riesling for its for Top 100 Wines of 2014 list. Wine Spectator  chooses our Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Spåtlese for its Top 100 list; our Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Auslese for its Top 100 Cellar Selections list, and our Villa Wolf Pinot Gris for its Top 100 Best Buys list.
December 2014 – Wine Spectator chooses our Dr. L Riesling for its for Top 100 Wines of 2014 list. Wine Enthusiast chooses our Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Spåtlese for its Top 100 list, our Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Auslese for its Top 100 Cellar Selections list, and our Villa Wolf Pinot Gris for its Top 100 Best Buys list.

 

Happy New Year from all of us at Dr. Loosen, Villa Wolf,  J. Christopher, Eroica Wine, and Dr. Loosen Imports! Looking forward to a great 2015!
Happy New Year from all of us at Dr. Loosen, Villa Wolf, J. Christopher, Eroica Wine, and Dr. Loosen Imports! Looking forward to a great 2015! (photo credit: Leigh-Ann Beverley)