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LA Market Tasting
Everson Royce Bar
1936 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

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LA Market Tasting

Tues. June 28, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trade tasting trio: Blue Danube Wine Company, Terrell Wines, and Nomadic Distribution.
Trade only. Please RSVP to markettastingla@gmail.com
Annual Wines of Georgia Tasting
Verso
1525 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103

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Annual Wines of Georgia Tasting

Mon. June 27, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
A comprehensive presentation of new vintages, expanded portfolios, and new wines that are being imported to the USA for the first time. The seminar, led by Lisa Granik MW, will focus on selected indigenous varieties and compare how they reflect their terroir differently depending on their method of production. The tasting will present a greater display of Georgia’s indigenous varieties, produced in different terroirs, and in a variety of styles. Sponsored by the National Wine Agency of the Republic of Georgia.

RSVP Required. Accredited press and trade only
Tasting at Little Mo
Little Mo Wine & Spirits
1125 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

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Tasting at Little Mo

Fri. June 17, 2016 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Blue Danubian pop up tasting alert! We love thinking, drinking and sharing. Taste the wines of our regions (FOR FREE!!!) and soak up a little Danubian knowledge with Stetson Robbins
Annual Wines of Georgia Tasting
Corkbuzz Restaurant & Wine Bar
13 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

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Annual Wines of Georgia Tasting

Mon. June 13, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
A comprehensive presentation of new vintages, expanded portfolios, and new wines that are being imported to the USA for the first time. The seminar, led by Lisa Granik MW, will focus on selected indigenous varieties and compare how they reflect their terroir differently depending on their method of production. The tasting will present a greater display of Georgia’s indigenous varieties, produced in different terroirs, and in a variety of styles. Sponsored by the National Wine Agency of the Republic of Georgia.

RSVP Required. Accredited press and trade only
Tasting of Central European & Californian wines at 18 Reasons
18 Reasons
3674 18th St. San Francisco, CA 94110

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Tasting of Central European & Californian wines at 18 Reasons

Thurs. June 9, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A very special collaborative tasting between our Eric Danch and Vinny Eng of Tartine Bakery.
Only 15 slots available
Tasting at Kit’s Underground Wine & Spirits
Kit’s Underground Wine & Spirits
1000 S 8th Ave New York, NY 10019

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Tasting at Kit’s Underground Wine & Spirits

Thurs. June 2, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Danubian pop up tasting alert! We love thinking, drinking and sharing. Taste the wines of our regions (FOR FREE!!!) and soak up a little Danubian knowledge with Stetson Robbins
Tasting at Bed Vyne Wine
Bed Vyne Wine & Spirits
370 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

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Tasting at Bed Vyne Wine

Thurs. May 26, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Blue Danubian pop up tasting alert! We love thinking, drinking and sharing. Taste the wines of our regions (FOR FREE!!!) and soak up a little Danubian knowledge with Stetson Robbins
Tasting at Discovery Wines
Discovery Wines
16 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

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Tasting at Discovery Wines

Wed. May 25, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Danubian pop up tasting alert! We love thinking, drinking and sharing. Taste the wines of our regions (FOR FREE!!!) and soak up a little Danubian knowledge with Stetson Robbins
Eastern European Volcanic Wine Tasting at Soif
Soif Wine Bar
105 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Eastern European Volcanic Wine Tasting at Soif

Sat. May 14, 2016 2pm
There are few places that wave activated our imaginations wine-wise, more than Central Europe, and in particular Hungary. It is an region with an ancient wine culture. However, wine from the greatest sites, produced by motivated, well-trained winemakers has not been available in the US for very long. Soviet rule did not, to put it charitably, encourage high quality production. And even the last 20 years, there have been few specialists equipped to select and import the greatest wines that have been produced.

Frank Dietrich and his Blue Danube Wine Company deserve a great deal of the credit for bringing these wines to a wider audience. Blue Danube imports wines from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Slovenia & Austria. Many of them never before available to curious consumers such. Make no mistake - these are no mere curiosities. While most of them are very modestly priced, they represent centuries of winemaking tradition and refinement, newly rekindled after a few decades of Soviet suppression.

Frank will lead us through of tasting of primarily Hungarian and Georgia wines [along with an Austrian Blaufrankisch] . These wines have evolved from some of the oldest winemaking traditions on Earth. [The Georgian practice of fermenting and aging wine in clay qvevri is thought to date back 8000 years, and the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia may in fact be the birth place of vitis vinifera grapes.] Frank has made numerous trips to these regions and will regale us with tales and images from his travels. We would be remiss is we did not note that Frank is one of the most thoughtful, witty and charming of the importers to present wines at our tastings throughout the years.

Here is the anticipated line-up:

NV Kreinbacher Classic Sparkling Furmint
Somlo, Hungary
2013 Apatsagi Harslevelu
Somlo, Hungary
2014 Tinon Furmint "Birtok"
Tokaj, Hungary
2013 Gotsa Mtsvane
Asureti Valley, Georgia
2013 Heimann Kekrankos "Alte Reben"
Szekszard, Hungary
2011 Muhr-van der Niepoort Blaufrankisch "Spitzerberg"
Burgenland, Austria
2012 Patricius "Katinka" Late Harvest
Tokaj, Hungary

This tasting is by reservation only. The cost is $15/person, which includes snacks. Wine Club members receive one free admittance. Please call us at 831-423-2020 or email alyssa@soifwine.com to make reservations. We look forward to seeing you Saturday.
Hungarian Wine Tasting at Table Wine
Table Wine Merchant
1237 Linda Mar Shopping Center, Pacifica, CA 94044

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Hungarian Wine Tasting at Table Wine

Sat. May 14, 2016 2 pm - 8 pm
This is the first part in the series of "What did Katie taste?" showcasing the wineries from Hungary that she just visited with Blue Danube Wine Company. As if that wasn't cool enough, everyone's favorite Eastern Europe wine guy Eric Danch will be along side telling stories and showing off pictures from their trip! Come re-live some of their Hungarian adventures with them!!
(Wines are limited so if you get here late there might not be the full line up available. We are starting with 9 wines open (!!!) and as they run out we will dwindle them down- so don't be late!)
2013 Tokaj Nobilis Sárga Muskotály, Tokaj
2012 Bodrog Borműhely Furmint Halas , Tokaj
2007 Samuel Tinon Dry Szamorodni, Tokaj
2004 Patricius Tokaji Azsu 5 Puttonyos, Tokaj
2013 Csendes Dülö Kéknyelü, Badascony
2013 Apátsági Hárslevelű, Somló
2011 Fekete Béla Juhfark, Somló
2012 Pfneiszl Ujra Együtt "Together Again" Kékfrankos, Sopron
2013 Wetzer Kékfrankos, Sopron
Tasting at Mister Wright
Mister Wright
1593 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128

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Tasting at Mister Wright

Thurs. May 12, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Danubian pop up tasting alert! We love thinking, drinking and sharing. Taste the wines of our regions (FOR FREE!!!) and soak up a little Danubian knowledge with Stetson Robbins
Tasting at Fermented Grapes
Fermented Grapes
651 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Tasting at Fermented Grapes

Wed. May 11, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Danubian pop up tasting alert! We love thinking, drinking and sharing. Taste the wines of our regions (FOR FREE!!!) and soak up a little Danubian knowledge with Stetson Robbins
Tasting at Amsterdam Wine Co.
Amsterdam Wine Co.
271 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

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Tasting at Amsterdam Wine Co.

Thurs. May 5, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Danubian pop up tasting alert! We love thinking, drinking and sharing. Taste the wines of our regions (FOR FREE!!!) and soak up a little Danubian knowledge with Stetson Robbins

Pouring:
Shumi Tsinandali
Coronica Malvasia
Kindzmarauli Marani Saperavi
Bibich R6
Spring Trade Tasting: Blue Danube Wine and Selection Massale
20 Spot
3565 20th St. San Francisco CA

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Spring Trade Tasting: Blue Danube Wine and Selection Massale

Mon. May 2, 2016 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
A joint tasting of new spring arrivals. Trade only.
RSVP mayday20spot@gmail.com
Wines of Eastern of Europe Class at Corkbuzz
Corkbuzz Union Square
13 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

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Wines of Eastern of Europe Class at Corkbuzz

Sat. April 30, 2016 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Stetson Robbins of Blue Danube Wines will be joining us for a very special tasting featuring eight wines from Eastern Europe. Robbins will lead us on a tour of Croatia, Hungary, Georgia, and Slovenia while touching upon everything these unsung heroes of winemaking have to offer. In this first ever Corkbuzz class covering these regions we will discover a whole new world of producers, traditions, and history while tasting rare and unique wines.
$80.00/per person
Tasting at Sea Grape Wine & Spirits
Sea Grape Wine Shop
512 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

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Tasting at Sea Grape Wine & Spirits

Fri. April 29, 2016 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Blue Danubian pop up tasting alert! We love thinking, drinking and sharing. Taste the wines of our regions (FOR FREE!!!) and soak up a little Danubian knowledge with Stetson Robbins
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