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Tasting with Samuel Tinon
Hudson Wine Merchants
341 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534

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Tasting with Samuel Tinon

Meet Samuel Tinon and taste wines from his latest vintage.
Tasting at Que Syrah Wine Bar
Que Syrah Wine Bar
230 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127

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Tasting at Que Syrah Wine Bar

Wednesday, May 10 from 5 pm - 8 pm
Enjoy the latest releases from Blue Danube Wine Co. with Eric Danch
Tasting at Mission Wines
Mission Wines
1114 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

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Tasting at Mission Wines

Saturday 1pm - 5 pm

Enjoy the latest releases from Blue Danube Wine Co. with Orshi Kiss.
Tasting at Flatiron Wines & Spirits
Flatiron Wines & Spirits
94105, 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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Tasting at Flatiron Wines & Spirits

Wednesday, May 3 from 5 pm - 7 pm
Enjoy the latest releases from Blue Danube Wine Co. with Eric Danch
Tasting at the WineShoppe
The WineShoppe
2733 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505

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Tasting at the WineShoppe

Saturday 5pm - 8 pm
Join us at he Wine Shoppe Saturday April 29 for a tasting with Orshi Kiss.
Blauer Lunch with Dorli Muhr
Papilles Bistro
6221 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Blauer Lunch with Dorli Muhr

Thursday, April 13, 11am-2pm

It is our great pleasure to invite you to a luncheon at Papilles Bistro on April 13, hosted by Dorli Muhr - proprietor of Muhr-van der Niepoort Winery located on Spitzerberg in Carnuntum, Austria.

Those familiar will recognize Muhr Van Der Niepoort Blaufrankisch as among Austria's very best. Ironically, at arms length Blaufrankisch is barely legible on the front label of Samt & Seide and completely absent from the Spitzerberg label yet both are 100% varietal wines. This is because Dorli is most interested in the effect Spitzerberg's limestone slopes and particular micro climate have on Blaufrankisch.

Not just philosophy, the greatness of this cru is best illustrated by tasting verticals of Muhr van Der Niepoort with Dorli. Surprisingly elegant and age worthy wines that must be served with fine food to be fully enjoyed. Chef Jordan Rosas' menu will be inspired by Dorli's favorite combinations and what is available at the market that day.

Lunch will begin promptly at 12:00 please arrive at least 15 minutes early.
Spaces are limited, please RSVP to orshi@bluedanubewine.com
TRADE AND MEDIA ONLY
The Portugese/Austrian Connection
Soif
105 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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The Portugese/Austrian Connection

Saturday April 8th 2:00PM 4:00PM

Coming in April, from the Carnuntum region of Austria, Dorli Muhr will be with us at Soif to taste her exceptional Blaufrankish as well as a few other delicious wines. With help from her viticultural partner Dirk van-der-Niepoort of the famed Port house, Dorli's wines are elegant and express the unique style and locale of the Spitzerberg Estate in the foothills of the Carpathian mountains.
Georgian wine tasting at the Wine Bottega
The Wine Bottega
341 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113

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Georgian wine tasting at the Wine Bottega

The Georgians have landed. Come Tuesday the 4th 6-8pm to try these badasses in the photo. (Yes, one is Slovenian.) Take a trip to another planet and try things you can't get anywhere else in Boston.
New School Hungary at Bay Grape
Bay Grape
376 Grand Avenue
Oakland, California 94610

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New School Hungary at Bay Grape

April 2, 3:00-4:00pm $20
Hungarian wines are old news. Seriously, the region of Tokaj was the first ever to have its vineyards formally classified--in the 1700s! The last century and the Iron Curtain knocked Hungarian wines down a few rungs on the proverbial ladder, but the fall of communism and new investment in winemaking regions has brought Hungary's wines screaming back onto the scene and full of innovation. Hungarian wine expert (and also one of the most hilarious, compelling speakers in our industry) Eric Danch will be teaching class today introducing us to the country's most exciting "new school" producers while priming us on regions to look for and how the heck to pronounce Hárslevelű.
Masterclass on volcanic wines with John Szabo MS in NY
Rouge Tomate Chelsea, 126 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011

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Masterclass on volcanic wines with John Szabo MS in NY

March 26th, 2:30pm-4pm

John is the author of Volcanic Wines: Salt, Grit and Power, winner of the 2016 André Simon Award, and "one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject” according to Drinks Business Magazine. See the February issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine for a full review of John’s book, which was also listed among the top drinks books of 2016 in The Guardian, Forbes Magazine, Decanter, Globe & Mail and JancisRobinson.com, among others, establishing a clear interest in this emerging category. John will take you on a visually stunning tour of the world’s most fascinating volcanic regions, share his research and insight gathered along the way, and discuss what makes volcanic wines unique with plenty of examples to make the point.

To reserve your spot please RSVP to contact@johnszabo.com.
Seating is limited, bonafide trade only please.
Masterclass on volcanic wines with John Szabo MS in SF
The San Francisco Wine School, 415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080

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Masterclass on volcanic wines with John Szabo MS in SF

March 24th 2017, 11-12:30

John is the author of Volcanic Wines: Salt, Grit and Power, winner of the 2016 André Simon Award, and "one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject” according to Drinks Business Magazine. See the February issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine for a full review of John’s book, which was also listed among the top drinks books of 2016 in The Guardian, Forbes Magazine, Decanter, Globe & Mail and JancisRobinson.com, among others, establishing a clear interest in this emerging category. John will take you on a visually stunning tour of the world’s most fascinating volcanic regions, share his research and insight gathered along the way, and discuss what makes volcanic wines unique with plenty of examples to make the point.

To reserve your spot please RSVP to contact@johnszabo.com.
Seating is limited, bonafide trade only please.
Wines of Hungary at K&L Wine Merchants
K&L Wine Merchants
1400 Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90028

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Wines of Hungary at K&L Wine Merchants

Thursday March 2nd from 5:30 to 7:00pm

Hungary has over twenty-two designated wine regions today. That’s right, Hungarian wine is more than just sweet Tokaji. Come discover dry Furmint and wines of regions like Somlo which boasts volcanic soils in the north west of Hungary and picturesque, Soproni which sits just next to a beautiful lake on the boarder of Austria.

2014 Samuel Tinon "Birtok" Furmint Tokaji $21.99
2014 Apátsági Hárslevelü Somló $21.99
2014 Attila Gere Portugieser Villány $12.99
2015 Wetzer Kékfrankos Soproni $19.99
2015 Eszterbauer "Sógor" Kadarka Szekszard $17.99

Walk-in only. Line-Up Subject to Change. *Last ticket sold at 7:15pm. Tasting ends promptly at 7:30PM.
Furmint Tasting at Lou's Wine Shop
Lou's Wine Shop
1911 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Furmint Tasting at Lou's Wine Shop

Saturday March 25th 3-7pm

It's Furmint February! Taste Furmint this Saturday with Orshi Kiss at Lou's Wine Shop.
Tasting at the Jug Shop
The Jug Shop
1590 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, California 94109

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Tasting at the Jug Shop

Thursday, February 23 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us at The Jug Shop Tasting Bar on Thursday, February 23rd. Eric Danch from Blue Danube Wine Company will be here to pour through a collection of wines from some of the oldest known wine producing regions. That's right! The portfolio focus is on delicious wines from Central Europe.

Tickets available here
Wines of Hungary at Hamlet SF
Hamlet SF
1199 Church St, San Francisco, California 94114

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Wines of Hungary at Hamlet SF

Wednesday, February 22 at 6 PM - 8 PM

Time to unpack those old babushkas & lederhosen as we head out to the uniquely intriguing Hungarian wine country! Led by Blue Danube Wine Company's Eric Danch - San Francisco's resident expert on all things Hungarian wine, food & folklore - who will take us through an insanely delicious line-up of dry, sweet, salty, minerally, fruity, gulpable Hungarian juice. The amount of pure passion & relative knowledge being doled out will make your 'fej' spin - trust. And because we love continuity, we'll be serving up Hungarian food of new & old along side the wine (queue up the paprikash & heavenly, pillowy dumplings) because wine always loves food! Hangout after the tasting for glass pours & flights of your favorites all night.

$40 tasting, food & class with all our friends
The Kicker -- courtesy of Noe Valley Wine & Spirits all wines will be available for purchase to take home so you can share & show-off to those friends who missed out.
RSVP here or email john@hamletsf.com
Tasting at Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Esters Wine Shop & Bar
1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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Tasting at Esters Wine Shop & Bar

Sunday, February 19th 3PM-6PM
$25/person for tasting and cheese
10% off retail purchase of wines in the line-up

Drop by anytime in the three-hour window and our staff will guide you through the wines at your own pace
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