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The wines of Hungary's volcanic regions of Tokaj and Somlo
Soif Wine Bar & Merchants
105 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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The wines of Hungary's volcanic regions of Tokaj and Somlo

Save the Date!
Wine tasting with Frank Dietrich of Blue Danube Wine Company featuring the wines of Hungary's volcanic regions of Tokaj and Somlo March 28th 2-4pm.

Tickets are $20 per guest (Wine Club members are free). Please call us at 831-423-2020 or email alyssa@soifwine.com to reserve a seat today.
Central European Tasting at Que Syrah Wine Bar
Que Syrah Wine Bar
230 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127

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Central European Tasting at Que Syrah Wine Bar

Saturday March 28th from 5-8pm.

Eric will be pouring the following wines:
Kogl Ranina
Tinon Birtok Furmint
Pfneiszl Kèkfrankos
J. Heinrich Blaufränkisch Goldberg
Schuchmann Saperavi

Cost: $15
Cheese and bread will be provided.
Tasting at K&L Hollywood
K&L Wine Merchants
1400 Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90028

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Tasting at K&L Hollywood

Thursday March 26th, from 5:30 to 7pm.

Michael Newsome will be pouring the following wines:
Schuchman Mtsvane Kakheti Republic of Georgia
Teliani Valley Tsolikouri Republic of Georgia
Orgo Rkatsiteli Republic of Georgia
Coronica Malvasia Istria
Caric Bogdanjusa Island of Hvar​
The Wines of Eastern Europe
The Owl's Head
479 74th St, Brooklyn, NY 11209

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The Wines of Eastern Europe

On Thurs March 26th (7:30-9pm) take a trip down the Danube and experience the Wines of Eastern Europe! Taste the rich history of some of the oldest wine producing regions in the world.

We will explore savory masculine white wine wine from a dormant decaying castle topped volcano in Hungary, tea scented orange wine from the Slovenian/Italian border, Saperavi, a most important and ancient variety from Georgia (the republic, not the state) that produces chewy fruitful reds and Babić from the stone lace of Primošten one of the most impractical wine regions in Croatia and on earth. Don't be surprised if you find a new favorite.
Sip for a Cause – restoring hope in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Women’s Building, 3543 18th St San Francisco, CA 94110
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Sip for a Cause – restoring hope in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Join us for an exclusive opportunity on March 21, 2015 to taste wines and beers from the Southeastern European Countryside while helping a good cause! Enjoy treats from the region as well as a live performance by Bosnian performer and singer Nirvan Pistoljevic. All proceeds will benefit the Jericho Foundation.

The Jericho Foundation is focused on bringing hope back to the children of war-torn Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Foundation strives to invest in the lost intellectual capital of Bosnia by providing college scholarships and offering students both the education and life skills training needed to develop skills for a better future. Tickets can be purchased here: https://jerichofoundation.org/sipPageCA.php
Tasting at Whole Foods Venice
Whole Foods Venice
225 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

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Tasting at Whole Foods Venice

On March 19th from 6-8pm, Michael Newsome will be pouring wines from Hungary and Slovenia. Hope to see you there!
Adventures on the European Wine Route
Table Wine
1237 Linda Mar Shopping Center, Pacifica, CA 94044

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Adventures on the European Wine Route

Saturday March 7th
10am-9pm

Eric Danch is back with his awesome Blue Danube wine portfolio! Come geek out with us as Eric pours you new additions to our Eastern European shelf. Wines from Hungary, Slovenia, Georgia, Croatia, and even Bosnia that none of us (except Eric) will be able to pronounce, but we promise they will make your palate dance and sing!!
Tasting at Encinitas Wine Merchants Wine Bar
166-B North El Camino Real
Encinitas, Ca 92024

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Tasting at Encinitas Wine Merchants Wine Bar

Tonight Mike Tesarek will be leading a tasting at Encinitas Wine Merchants & Wine Bar in Encinitas CA. He will be pouring Geyerhof Hoher Rain Grüner Veltliner, Bibich R6, and Gere Portugieser 5-8pm!
Around the World in 80 Sips
Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop San Francisco, CA 94129
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Around the World in 80 Sips

This February, the 7th annual Around the World in 80 Sips event will be in San Francisco. Organized by Bottlenotes, this is a great opportunity to wines from a wide range of countries and regions including California, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand and more. Our Blue Danube team will be pouring 6 different wines from Eastern and Central Europe.

When: Friday, Feb 27, 2015
7:30 PM - General Admission Access
Where: Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop San Francisco, CA 94129
What: Global sips, Industry Experts, Epicurean delights, Live DJ, Great Views.
Use Code SFPARTNER2015 and purchase your tickets at a discount.
COAST OF CROATIA!
Back Label Wine Merchants
111 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011

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COAST OF CROATIA!

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26, 6PM - 7PM
TICKETED CLASS!

Join not one, but three Croatian winemakers on this virtual tour of exotic seaside Croatia through wine. Close your eyes and be transported with your first sip as you taste the salty Mediterranean air that famously influences these lovely wines. It will be a deeply sensory experience of how the climate and terroir of this beautiful region is translated to the glass.

The winemakers you’ll meet will represent some of our favorite winerys: Bibich, Suha Punta and Milos! This one is not to be missed!

Call today to sign up and reserve your spot!
(212) 229-WINE (9463)

Tickets are $40. (Full ticket price includes a $20 voucher to anything in the store!) Get yours now! TICKETS
Producer Night with Ivan Miloš
Anfora
34 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10014
212-518-2722

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Producer Night with Ivan Miloš

Feb 25 2015, 5-8:30pm
No extra charge for admission.
Vina Croatia 2015 Tasting at Astor Center
Astor Center
399 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003

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Vina Croatia 2015 Tasting at Astor Center

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Trade and Media only.

Walk Around Tasting: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Seminar Schedule:

Taste Croatia (11:00 am - 11:45 am)
- Discover Croatia and its diverse range of terroirs. Learn about the leading grape varieties and taste selected wines representing the characteristic styles and flavors of Croatian wines.

American Winemakers Who Fell in Love with Blue Adriatic (12:30 pm - 1:15 pm)
- Meet the successful Americans who invested in the Croatian wine business and are standing behind the Grgic, Korta Katarina and Benmosche wineries.

Please visit Eventbrite for registration. Registration is complimentary and exclusive to members of the wine trade and press. For more information please email Tatiana Reif at treif@colangelopr.com.
Croatian Red Wines Tasting
Lou Wine Shop & Tastings
1911 Hillhurst Los Angeles

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Croatian Red Wines Tasting

This Thursday drop by Lou Wine Shop & Tastings in LA and taste top Croatian red wines with our "Spry Colonel" Michael Newsome!

Lou describes it best: "The Croats have cultivated wine grapes for millennia, but like so many other things, winemaking got messed up mightily during the Soviet era of central planning, a nightmare they are now waking up from. On Thursday we’re tasting three earthy and peppery reds, all grown near the Adriatic coast: two from the south of the country, and one from the north."

6-8 PM $10 Menu: '12 Piquentum Teran, '09 Miloš Plavac, '06 Miloš Stagnum.
GEORGIAN WINE!
Back Label Wine Merchants
111 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011

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GEORGIAN WINE!

WEDNESDAY * FEBRUARY 18 * 6PM - 7PM
TICKETED CLASS!

Join Back Label in welcoming wine expert Lisa Granik MW who’ll be our guide through the fascinating world of Georgian wine! Current Georgia is probably the oldest wine region in the world. The fertile valleys of the South Caucasus, which Georgia straddles, are believed by many archaeologists to be the source of the world’s first cultivated grapevines and neolithic wine production, over 8,000 years ago. Due to the many millennia of wine in Georgian history, and its key economic role, the traditions of its viticulture are entwined and inseparable with the country’s national identity. Today, Georgia ranks 2nd (in terms of volume) in grape production in the former Soviet Union behind Moldova, and Georgian wines have always been the most highly prized and sought after in the Soviet space.

Call today to sign up and reserve your spot!
(212) 229-WINE (9463)

Tickets are $40. (Full ticket price includes a $20 voucher to anything in the store!) Get yours
Explore the wines of Croatia with Blue Danube's own Prof. Eric Danch
Vintage Berkeley Elmwood
2949 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
b/t Ashby Ave & Russell St in Elmwood

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Explore the wines of Croatia with Blue Danube's own Prof. Eric Danch

Friday February 13th, 6-7:30 pm
Tickets - $15/person
Menu
Whites:
2013 Toreta Pošip
2013 Šipun Źlahtina
2012 Piquentum Blanc
2013 Coronica Gran Malvasia
Rosé:
2012 Miloš Rosé
NV Bibich Sparkling Rosé
Reds:
2011 Bibich R6
2012 Piquentum Rouge Teran
2012 Šipun Sansigot
2008 Plančić Pharos Grand Cru

Purchase 6+ bottles from the tasting and get 10% off
Purchase 12+ bottles and get 15%
Hillcrest Whole Foods - San Diego Tasting
Hillcrest | Whole Foods Market
711 University Avenue, San Diego, CA
(619) 294-2800

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Hillcrest Whole Foods - San Diego Tasting

From 3 to 5 pm
Mike Tesarek will be pouring BIBICh R6 and Kabaj Ravan
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