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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
An afternoon in the wine regions  of Hungary!
Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa St., room 110
Saturday, January 24th 3:00-5:00pm

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An afternoon in the wine regions of Hungary!

Two students from Santa Rosa Junior College Wine Studies Program were sponsored by our Sister Cities Committee on a 5 week study tour of the wine regions of Hungary.

The students, Ramsay Payton and Seth Yungert, will share their knowledge, experiences and photos of several famous wine regions in Hungary.

To RSVP Call 707 938-0224
or email sonomatokajsistercities@gmail.com

Suggested $10.00 donation at the door includes Hungarian refreshments and wine
Volcanic Wines of Germany and Hungary
Ruby Wine Merchant
1419 18th Street San Francisco, CA 94107
415.401.7708

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Volcanic Wines of Germany and Hungary

This Friday we will be hosting Blue Danube and Selection Massale for a special tasting of wines grown on volcanic soils from Hungary and Germany.

Our good friend Wolfgang Weber, of Selection Massale, will be pulling out the wines of Holger Koch. Located on the border with France, just 30km from Colmar, Holger Koch specializes in Pinot Noir and Spätburgunder grown on volcanic soils.

Our man Eric Danch has a couple goodies up his sleeve, as per usual. He will be pouring the Hungarian wines of Fekete and Spiegelberg.

Fekete Béla is “The Grand Old Man” of Somló. 2013 will be his final vintage. =( We will be pouring the 2007 Olaszrizling and the 2011 Juhfark.

Eric will be pouring one wine from Spiegelberg...and what a wine it is! We will be opening only one bottle of his precious 2010 Furmint (limit one bottle purchase per customer)
Torley Hungaria with Mike Tesarek and Frank Dietrich
PROTOCOL wine studio
4186 Sorrento Valley Blvd Suite H
San Diego CA 92121

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Torley Hungaria with Mike Tesarek and Frank Dietrich

December 16, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Hungarian wine, in any form, is just hot. And of course this bottle has it all: tart cranberry and strawberry, florals, with a caramelized spicy note. Pair it with BBQ, Mexican and Asian fare, and anything fried with some spice. Hungarians drink this with “abált szalonna” (steamed bacon bathed in Paprika and served cold.) Anything bacon works!
NV Torley Hungaria Sparkling Rosé Etyek-Buda, Hungary
(to purchase the wine, click here)
Le Metro Wine's Champagne Mascarade
The Westgate Hotel
1055 2nd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

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Le Metro Wine's Champagne Mascarade

Friday 5 December 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Le Metro’s 2nd Annual Holiday Bubbles Bash, Champagne Masquerade, will feature delicious sparkling wines from around the world served alongside Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel’s delicacies. Live music provided by Classical Guitarist Horacio Jones.
Cocktail attire. (Masks optional.)
$89 club members & early birds
$99 after 23 November
$105 at the door
Taste Wine From Eastern Europe
El Cerrito Natural Grocery
10367 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 526-1155

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Taste Wine From Eastern Europe

Join us this Sunday (11/23) at the El Cerrito Natural Grocery 2-4pm, where Eric Danch will be pouring a "stellar line-up" of wines perfect for the holidays
Wine & Spirits Magazine's Top 100 Tasting Event
City View at METREON
135 Fourth Street, Suite 4000, San Francisco, CA 94103

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Wine & Spirits Magazine's Top 100 Tasting Event

Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tickets available at eventbrite.com
Monday Night @ Hotel Byron: Curious Oyster Wines
Hotel Byron
45 Rose St, San Francisco

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Monday Night @ Hotel Byron: Curious Oyster Wines

Classic pairings from Blue Danube and Vintage '59
3 tastes for $12, 6 for $18
Oysters 3 for $9, 6 for $15
From 5pm, oysters until sold out.
Hungarian Wine Dinner
18 Reasons
3674 18th St, San Francisco, California 94110
(415) 568-2710

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Hungarian Wine Dinner

Friday, October 17, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
$75.00 (Member: $65.00)

The wines of Hungary are the product of over 1200 years of melting together different cultures, religions, and ethnicities over a truly unique combination of geology and climate. Eric Danch is an expert on these unique wines, and he's coming to dinner to share a few of his favorites. Please join us for a special evening of good food, good wine, and great storytelling.

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kohlrabi + apple soup, creme fraiche, black truffle
2012 Demeter Zoltán Hárslevelű, Tokaj

winter chopped salad, chicory, celery leaf, sprouted beans, pickled chile
2011 Fekete Béla Juhfark, Somló

pork loin, winter greens, smoked shallot, persimmon, jus / potatoes in duck fat with fresh horseradish
2009 J&J Kékfrankos Eged-Hegy,

buttermilk panna cotta, apple glee
2006 Dorogi 6 Puttonyos Tokaj Aszú
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