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Borderless Wine Symposium NYC

Borderless Wine Symposium NYC

Knotel
666 Broadway
New York City, NY 10012

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Monday August 27th, 2018 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Engage with change makers at a powerful symposium where speakers use wine's privilege and culture to impact wine growing countries and regions financially, historically, geopolitically, and beyond.
Hear Nicole Hakli (Wine Director: Momofuku Ssam Bar) give account of winemaking in Turkey: the history and current challenges.
Deirdre Heekin (La Garagista) & Krista Scruggs (Zafa Wines) speak about confronting bias in grape material (hybrids), location (Vermont), and un-earthing a vibrant wine community in the North East.
Finally, Lisa Granik MW, will deliver a key note on the true value - the socioeconomic and historical importance - of supporting The Republic of Georgia's 8,000 year wine history. She'll examine how not every wine purchase is created equal.
In addition to wines from these unexpected places, there will be more viticultual narratives to taste from Mexico, Greece, the Balkans, and the West Bank.

Fresh-Faced Old-World Wines!

Fresh-Faced Old-World Wines!

Noe Valley Wine & Spirits
3821 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

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Saturday, August 18th 12pm-5pm, $15 / Flight of 5 Wines
Some weeks we struggle to get through, much less put together a themed tasting at the shop. Many times yesterday I asked customers how their week was going -- and I heard more than a couple heavy sighs. These wines, while not from a consistent place, will pull you away from your worries and troubles with their fresh, easy-drinking personality. Three whites and two reds from all over Europe brightened our outlook with each sip; as an added bonus -- there are many unique varieties and surely at least one you haven't tried. Join us for a delicious tasting into the 'unknown' or at the very least, 'relatively obscure'!

We'll start pouring at 2 pm and pour 'til we run out! Tariff is $15 for this delicious flight of 5 wines; 10% discount for any wines purchased from the flight.
2016 Michael Gindl ‘Flora’ Wienvertel, Austria
2017 Trapl Weiss Carnuntum, Austria
2017 Domaine Sigalas ‘Aa’ Assyrtiko/Athiri Santorini, Greece
2015 Niepoort ‘Poeirinho’ Baga Bairrada, Portugal
2016 Mattias i Torres Negramoll La Palma, Portugal

Georgian Wine Tasting

Georgian Wine Tasting

Bevri
530 Bryant Street Palo Alto, CA, 94301

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Come to Bevri on Wednesday, August 15, to learn about Georgian wines. We will pour some interesting examples from a few Georgian wine regions:
Wine Thieves - Tsolikouri 2016
Gotsa - Tavkveri 2015
Tsikhelishvili - Jghia 2016
Danieli - Mukuzani Saperavi 2015
Gotsa - Chinuri 2015
Tsikhelishvili - Rkatsiteli 2015

Orange Wine Party

Orange Wine Party

Compline Wine Bar
1300 1st St #312, Napa, CA 94559

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Saturday August 11 1PM - 4:30 PM
Get the insider’s guide to orange wines, ones that don’t actually suck. While traditional orange wines tend to hail from the periphery of the wine world (think Eastern Europe, Northern Italy) there's also been a striking interest in the technique domestically. For our August Patio Party, we've selected some of our favorites from across the spectrum! We'll be slingin’ this skin-contact juice outside, with DJ Vitamix spinnin’ in the lounge.
$35 tickets

Island Hopping - Croatian Islands

Island Hopping - Croatian Islands

Bay Grape
376 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

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7/29 - sit-down class 3-4pm, 4 wines, $30
Our ferry ride is coming to an end this weekend, but not before we hit our final destination of the Croatian coast and its wine-filled islands! To guide us through these Adriatic islands' water-surrounded geography and geology, local winemaking culture and wine styles as well as what makes the island's wines so exciting, we're welcoming importer Eric Danch of Blue Danube Imports (He. Is. Incredible.). You can sign up for Eric's class by calling us (510-686-3615) or coming in anytime after 1pm on Sunday; class begins at 3pm and includes 4 Croatian island wines. - $30

Nat Diego

Nat Diego

San Diego, CA
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July 27th + 28th, 2018
Nat Diego is a weekend festival packed with winemakers, importers and advocates of Natural wine.
Friday July 27th, 11am, 1 pm and 3pm
Producer Seminars! Seating is limited to 30 people. $10 for each seminar.
Friday July 27th, 7 - 10 PM
Opening Night Pet Nasty Party in The Rose Sidebar. Enjoy hard to find Pet Nats and all the street tacos you can consume as we kick off the weekend! $35 ahead of time, $40 at the door
Saturday July 28th, 12pm - 4 PM
The Grand Tasting! Join over 60 Natural Wine Producers from around the World at Bread and Salt in Barrio Logan. Food Truck by MIHO CATERING. $50 ahead of time, $60 at the door
Saturday July 28th, 8pm - Midnight
Closing Party at Vino Carta! Free!

Iberian Peninsula and Eastern European Wines 101

Iberian Peninsula and Eastern European Wines 101

18 Reasons
3674 18th St. San Francisco, CA 94110

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 7:00pm to 9:00pm
A two-hour tasting seminar, served with light snacks to cleanse the palate. We highly recommend eating a heavy snack or meal before arriving.
Long-time heavyweights, French and Italy usually hog the spotlight in the European wine world but In this class, we'll shift the spotlight to Spain, Portugual, Croatia, Slovenia, and even Bosnia and Georgia.
Former wine bar manager and cheese expert Kirstin Jackson will lead you through a tasting tour of these quieter regions. You'll learn their wine history, geography and how some countries continued making wine through civil war and state vineyard takovers. And of course, we'll taste. Prepare to meet your new wine crushes.
You'll leave with a new understanding of wine regions that though aren't as awarded as say, Burgundy, make some of the most beautiful and budget friendly wines in the world.

Croatian Sensations!

Croatian Sensations!

Vintage Berkeley
2949 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

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Wanna celebrate Croatia's first-ever appearance in the World Cup this Sunday? Or just want to drink something deliciously Dalmatian? In either case, we have two special deals on Croatian wines.

2016 Bibich "R6"Riserva
(North Dalmatia, Croatia)
Normally: $23.50. This Weekend Only?
$22 on 1, $20 on 6+!

2016 Caric Bogdanjuša
(Island of Hvar, Croatia)
Normally: $17. This Weekend Only?
$16 on 1, $15 on 6+!

Georgian Wine tasting Houston

Georgian Wine tasting Houston

Camerata at Paulie's
1834 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

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10:30am - 12:00pm : Seminar led by Taylor Parsons and Comiskey
12:00pm - 2:00pm : Walk around tasting and lunch

Trade Only
Please RSVP azarr@marqenergie.com

Georgian Wine tasting Portland

Georgian Wine tasting Portland

Coopers Hall
404 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

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10:30am - 12:00pm : Seminar led by Taylor Parsons and Comiskey
12:00pm - 2:00pm : Walk around tasting and lunch

Trade Only
Please RSVP azarr@marqenergie.com

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