2013 in Pictures December 31, 2013 2013 was a wonderful year, filled with fun and great wine with new and old friends around the world. Here are a few of our favorite moments. Erni in New Delhi with New Zealand winemaker Kai Schubert Our Export Director, Matt Giedraitis at the Dekang Wine Shop in Zhongshan Oliver and Wilhelm Haag of Fritz Haag Wines, our newest addition to the Loosen Bros. USA “Friends of Ernst Loosen” portfolio Wine class at the New York Wine Experience in October. Kirk Wille and Ian Dick from Loosen Bros. USA attended and poured our 2011 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese at the main tasting. Harvest at Appassionata Vineyards/J. Christopher Winery in Newberg, Oregon (USA). J. Christopher is our joint venture with winemaker Jay Somers. Erni and Loosen Bros. Southeast Sales Manager, Sarah Noble in Charleston, SC (USA). Winemaker Carl von Schubert, pouring at the Riesling Rendezvous Grand Tasting, held on the lovely grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, WA (USA) Bert and Erni: Eroica winemakers Erni Loosen (L) of Dr. Loosen and Bob Bertheau of Chateau Ste. Michelle. Loosen Bros. USA VP Kirk Wille chilling out at Terroir Wine Bar in Brooklyn, NY, birthplace of the now-worldwide Summer of Riesling festival. Erni Loosen in Lithuania during his visit to the Balkans in April. He also attended wine events in Estonia and Latvia. Brian ‘The Harlanator” Harlan, National Sales Manager for Loosen Bros. USA Loosen Bros. USA East Coast Sales Manager Ian Dick introduces Darth Vader to Dr. Loosen at a wine shop in March. New tiny dog at J. Christopher Winery. Jay Somers and Rhonda Newell adopted Asa (named for the Steely Dan album) in February. She’s a lot bigger now! J. Christopher winemaker Jay Somers, pouring at a Country Vintner Trade Show in March. Emma Helion, our new Northwest Sales Manager, joined Loosen Bros. USA mid-year. Intravino Magazine’s feature story on Erni. Erni Loosen (third from left) at a Four Seasons wine dinner featuring Dr. Loosen wines in Jakarta. Happy New Year from all of us at Dr. Loosen, Loosen Bros. USA and J. Christopher Wines!