Monday, 29 May 2017

Registration and welcome to the IRS 2017

Opening Remarks

Lecture
Library Hall

Prof. Dr. Andreas Kurth (Hochschule Geisenheim University): Current and future trends on the market for Riesling and the potential profitability of Riesling-specialized estates

Coffee Break

Wine Tasting
Lay Brothers' Dormitory

Moderation: Stuart Pigott (Journalist, New York and Berlin): Preeminent Rieslings from the Old and New Worlds and their paradigmatic function in global Riesling cultivation

Lunch

Lecture
Library Hall

Prof. Dr. Manfred Stoll (Hochschule Geisenheim University): Influence of grapevine age on physiological parameters

Coffee Break

Wine Tasting
Lay Brothers' Dormitory

Moderation: Dieter Greiner (CEO Weingut Kloster Eberbach) and Dr. Daniel Deckers (Editor FAZ, Frankfurt)

Kloster Eberbach – Steinberg:
A German Grand Cru
Tasting of dry Steinberg wines „from the Cabinet cellar“(1943, 1953, 1964, 2007, 2009, 2015) as well as the 1959 Steinberg vintage (Cabinet, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Edelbeerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese)

Break and gathering for cloister tour

Group tours of the cloister and Steinberg wine cellars

Lay Brothers' Dormitory
"Walking Wine Dinner" with chefs from the Consortium Gastronomie

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Morning

Lecture
Library Hall

Dr. Hermann Pilz, (Editor-in-chief at Weinwirtschaft, Meininger Verlag): Don Quijote the Nobleman, or: Why Oenology is Holding Back the Success of Riesling

Coffee Break

Wine Tasting
Lay Brothers' Dormitory

 

Moderation: Dirk Würtz (winemaker Weingut Balthasar Ress, blogger, journalist) Great Riesling and its terroir – Contemplations on the importance of origin and the winemaker’s signature

Afternoon

Lunch

Lecture
Library Hall

Dr. Daniel Deckers (Editor FAZ, Frankfurt): Luscious, seductive, innocent: The Perception of Hocks and Moselles in the 19th Century

Coffee Break

Wine Tasting
Lay Brothers' Dormitory

 

Moderation: Joel B. Payne, (Journalist, “Gault Millau Wein Guide,” Berlin) “The aging potential of Riesling”

Coffee Break

Panel Discussions

Moderation: Sascha Speicher, (Editor-in-Chief, Sommelier Magazin, Meininger Verlag, Neustadt) “Riesling – where have we come from … where are we today … where do we want to go?”

Parting Address