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Wines of Georgia Tasting

Wines of Georgia Tasting

Monday September 25

Come and join is for an evening of Georgian wine tasting! Learn about Georgian wines from a Georgian Wine expert.
Vinologue Georgia at Soif
Soif Restaurant and Wine Bar
105 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Vinologue Georgia at Soif

Saturday September 2nd from 2 to 4 PM

Meet Miquel Hudin author of Vinologue Georgia and taste some Georgian wines.
Nat Diego 2017
The Rose Wine Bar + Bottle Shop
2219 30th St. San Diego, CA 92104

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Nat Diego 2017

Natural Wine Festival
Fri, Aug 4, 2017, 6:00 PM – Sun, Aug 6, 2017, 10:00 PM

Join us in San Diego for three days of Natural Wine filled fun!
DAY 1 - AUGUST 4th:
Locals Only Bash
WHAT: Join the winemakers from Vesper Vineyards, Los Pilares, J Brix and Bichi
WHERE: The Rose Wine Bar + Bottle Shop / 2219 30th St. San Diego, CA 92104
WHEN: 6 - 10 PM
DAY 2 - August 5th:
Bus Cruise and Tasting
WHAT: Hop on and off the Double Decker Bus and Cruise to and from The Rose, Village Vino and Vino Carta to meet natural winemakers and drink wine with them!
WHERE: The Rose, Village Vino + Vino Carta
WHEN: 11 am - 6 pm
DAY 3 - August 6th:
Seafood + Pet Nat Brunch at The Fishery
What: Local Seafood Brunch from chef Paul Arias paired with Pet Nat and education from Sommelier Tami Wong.
WHERE: The Fishery
Big Bottle Bash
WHAT: Join us to close the festival down with unusual pours from unusualy large format bottles.
WHERE: Vino Carta
WHEN: 7 - 11 PM
Tasting at at K&L Hollywood
K&L Wine Merchants
1400 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA, 90028

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Tasting at at K&L Hollywood

Thursday July 20th from 5:30 to 7:00pm

Line-up will be posted soon, stay tuned!
My Big Fat Balkan Trade Tasting
Francisca’s
3047 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110.
2+ blocks from 24th St BART. 12-3pm

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My Big Fat Balkan Trade Tasting

Tuesday July 25th
Blue Danube Wine Co & Paola Mustilli (Casa de Case)
Please RSVP to eric@bluedanubewine.com

From Blue Danube, this is a rare opportunity to taste up and down the Dalmatian Coast, island hop up and down the coast, and even jump inland to Bosnia & Herzegovina. These are wines that are usually tasted in a vacuum (if at all), and they deserve to be tasted in a larger context so we can better understand what is happening on the other side of the Adriatic.

Speaking of the other side of the Adriatic, Mustilli is a truly historic estate. Their family not only dates back to the 14th century in the smallest DOC in Campania, but they were literally the first winery to bottle commercial Falanghina! Paola Mustilli will also be joining us in person with 6 wines. In addition, Katie will also be pouring a handful of other wines from the Casa de Case portfolio.
Georgian Wine Fresh Off The Boat!
Tabula Rasa Bar
5125 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Georgian Wine Fresh Off The Boat!

Industry Tasting @ Tabula Rasa Bar
Monday July 17th 6pm until late
First Friday Wine Tasting with Blue Danube Wine
Soif Wine Bar
105 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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First Friday Wine Tasting with Blue Danube Wine

FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017 5:00PM 7:00PM

Ever had wine from the Republic of Georgia? While this widely recognized as the birthplace of winemaking, until recently, the wines were seldom seen in the US market. Thanks to Blue Danube Wine Company, these wines are now available for your drinking pleasure. We are thrilled to feature delicious obscurities from both Georgia and Hungary, led by our Blue Danube Wine representative, Norbert Borbely.

We will be pouring:
2015 Tornai Juhfark Premium 2015 Somló, Hungary
2014 Samuel Tinon Birtok Furmint Tokaj, Hungary
2013 Gotsa Family Wines Mtsvane Kartli, Georgia
2015 doqi Saperavi Kakheti, Georgia
2012 J&J Eger Winery Eged Hegy Kékfrankos Eger, Hungary
Taste all five wines for just $10 per person.
Georgian Wine Tasting
San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave. #301, San Francisco

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Georgian Wine Tasting

Monday June 12
Seminar: 12-1pm
Walk-around Tasting: 1-4pm

New Producers, New Wines, New Trends from an Ancient Region
Toast the season of Georgia’s independence with the only Georgian wine tasting of 2017! This comprehensive presentation of expanded portfolios, new vintages, and newly imported wines offer an unprecedented opportunity to see the breadth of Georgian winemaking and indigenous varieties planted in dramatically different terroirs throughout the country.
RSVP: drinkgeorgianwines.com
Blue Danube & Nomadic Tasting
Palihouse on Holloway
8465 Holloway Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Blue Danube & Nomadic Tasting

Monday June 12th, 11am - 13pm
Come taste our new releases!
TRADE ONLY
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

Saturday, June 10 from 5 pm - 8 pm
Enjoy the latest releases from Blue Danube Wine Co. with Eric Danch
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

Monday, June 5, 2017
Seminar: 11am-12pm
Walk-around tasting: 12-3:30pm

New Producers, New Wines, New Trends from an Ancient Region
Toast the season of Georgia’s independence with the only Georgian wine tasting of 2017! This comprehensive presentation of expanded portfolios, new vintages, and newly imported wines offer an unprecedented opportunity to see the breadth of Georgian winemaking and indigenous varieties planted in dramatically different terroirs throughout the country.
RSVP: drinkgeorgianwines.com
Get Balkanized!
Vintage Berkeley Elmwood
2949 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

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Get Balkanized!

Tonight. Elmwood. 6-8 PM.
The Wines of Slovenia and Croatia.

After years of war and strife, you'd think countries could learn to let some things go... especially when it came down to something like who gets to call a grape by its historical name.
Nope. Not these countries.
Not when it comes to Teran.
The thing is? Maybe they're right to fight! These wines are unlike anything you've ever tried. Whether it's our best-selling Črnko Jareninčan (we won't make you pronounce it... but it's Chernko), the electrifying skin-contact wines of Kabaj, or yes -- our Slovenian Teran vs. Croatian Teran battle...there's just no reason for you to miss tonight's event! Especially with Wine Diplomat Eric Danch in the House!
Tokaji Master Class with Samuel Tinon
Corkbuzz Union Square
13 E. 13th Street (b/t 5th Ave. and University)
New York, NY 10003

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Tokaji Master Class with Samuel Tinon

Tuesday MAY 23rd, 11am to 3:30pm

Mr. Samuel Tinon of Tokaj, Hungary will be the guest of honor for our SPRING TRADE TASTING @ CORKBUZZ (union square)

11am to 12pm: TOKAJI MASTER CLASS LED BY TOKAJI MASTER MR. SAMUEL TINON
Seating is limited. PLEASE RSVP by calling Tara Hammond at 310-780-2135
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 with Samuel Tinon at Anfora
Anfora
34 8th Ave # A, New York, NY 10014

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Tasting with Samuel Tinon at Anfora

Monday May 15, from 7pm to 10pm
ANFORA PRODUCER NIGHT
featuring Samuel Tinon-Tokaj

Samuel Tinon is here straight out of Tokaj the historical region in Hungary to pour a selection of his special wines at a very special price. Although famous for it’s sweet wines, the renaissance has brought us amazing dry styles to be reckoned with...

By the Glass $10
Furmint “Birtok,” Samuel, Tinon 2014
OR
Tinon Flight $16

Sherry not Sherry
Sorry not Sorry
Furmint, Hárslevelű “Dry Szamorodni,” Samuel Tinon 2009
Furmint, Hárslevelű “Dry Szamorodni,” Samuel Tinon 2007
Including a full pour
Furmint “Birtok,” Samuel, Tinon 2014

“I’m not a revolutionary. I came with an idea, to build something”
— Samuel Tinon
Eastern European Wines Class with Tess Lampert
Astor Wines and Spirits
399 Lafayette St New York, NY 10003

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Eastern European Wines Class with Tess Lampert

Thursday, May 11 6:30 PM
Ticket price: $79

Eastern Europe has some of the world’s oldest winemaking traditions with wines that are both diverse and exotic in flavor. Immerse yourself in the aromatic whites, funky orange wines, and unforgettable dessert wines of the region as you learn about the rich history of this unique wine region.

What you can expect:
One welcome glass of wine.
Six tasting pours of Eastern European wines.
Palate-cleansing bread and cheese.
Two hours of education—including a Q&A session—with an Astor Center instructor.

What you will learn:
The time-honored winemaking traditions of Slovenia, Georgia, and more.
A breakdown of this large region’s various winemaking styles and indigenous grapes.
The flavor profiles of Eastern European wines—and how to describe them.
How to read labels and select wines based on your preferences.

Level: Beginner - Beyond Basics
Good for: Wine Enthusiasts, Wine Curious, Fun with Friends
Style: Guided Tasting
Food Served: Bread & Cheese
What people are saying about this instructor:
“Had a really enjoyable evening. Tess did a fantastic job. Learned a lot.”
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