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Georgian Wine tasting San Francisco
San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave. #301 San Francisco, CA

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Georgian Wine tasting San Francisco

Monday June 11th
Seminar: 11am-1pm
Walk-around Tasting: 12-3pm

Raise a glass to the largest collection of Georgian wines presented in the U.S.! 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.

This year’s event includes a special tasting seminar, Inside the Qvevri: Understanding the Uniqueness of Traditional Georgian Wine, hosted by Master of Wine, Lisa Granik.
A Hungarian Wine Dinner
18 Reasons
3674 18th St. San Francisco, CA 94110

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A Hungarian Wine Dinner

Friday, April 27, 2018 6:30pm to 9:30pm
A four-course dinner paired with wine.
$105., Members: $95

We are excited to invite Eric Danch back to our dinner table, after a successful and sold-out collaboration in 2014. This meal is a reflection of Eric's numerous travels throughout Hungary: the meals he's eaten at his hosts' homes, the landscapes traversed, and the stories he heard. Eric's wonderful storytelling will be paired with wines from the Blue Danube Wine Company and a thoughtful meal from 18 Reasons' Chef Mike Weller.

Amuse Bouche:
Build Your Own Whole Grain Toasts, “Black or Red”: Toasted Tartine Bread with Duck Fat or Lard, Spring Garlic, and Either Paprika or Black Pepper
2013 Kikelet Hárslevelű Pezsgő, Tarcal, Tokaj Appellation

Soup:
Spring Soup with Peas, Speck, and Paprika Nokedli (Dumplings)
2016 Heimann Kadarka, Szekszárd Appellation
2015 Csendes Dűlő Kéknyelű, Badacsony Appellation

Entrée:
Braised Duck Leg on Potent Spring Greens with Lecsó (Pepper Compote) and Walnut Oil
2016 Wetzer Kékfrankos, Sopron Appellation
2015 Apátsági Furmint, Somló Appellation

Dessert:
Poppy Seed Cake with Képviselőfánk (Vanilla Almond Cream Puffs) and Sour Cherry Coulis
2016 Demeter Zoltán Late Harvest Furmint, Tokaj Appellation
Tasting at Fools and Kings
Fools and Kings
4015 Goldfinch St, San Diego, CA 92103

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Tasting at Fools and Kings

Tuesday April 24th 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Mark your calendars!
Fools and Kings in Association with Blue Danube Wine presents "Float down the Danube with Blue Danube Wine: a taste of Eastern Europe"
$28++ 4 unique wines with bonus pour and complimentary passed appetizers.
Reservations suggested @ foolsandkingssd@gmail.com
Dead or Alive Club Pick Up Party
Dead or Alive
150 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

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Dead or Alive Club Pick Up Party

Dead or Alive wine bar is featuring Blue Danube Wines for their monthly club pick up party. Join us Tuesday April 24th 6pm - 8pm
Wine Dinner at Barbrix
Barbrix
2442 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Wine Dinner at Barbrix

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7pm
$65 per person
Our guest speaker is Michael Tesarek
featuring wines from Eastern and Central Europe:
štoka izbrani teran '15 - slovenia
balla geza fetească neagră '15 - romania
brkić greda '15 - bosnia herzegovina
káli-kövek rezeda olaszrizling '16 - hungary

Call us now to reserve your table
(323) 662 2442
POP! Sparkling Wine Around the World
CIA at Copia
500 1st Street, Napa, California 94559

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POP! Sparkling Wine Around the World

Saturday & Sunday 12-2PM
This Easter weekend, take a journey with the CIA at Copia as we uncover some intriguing sparkling wines from around the world. This is a walk-around sparkling wine tasting event. All inclusive; participants may sample the featured sparkling wines:
-German Gilabert, Cava Brut Nature Reserva (Spain) (José Pastor Selections)
-Paris Rocchi, San Genesio Vernaccia Nera Spumante Secco (Italy) (Mission Wine Merchants)
-Graham Beck, Western Cape Brut Rosé (South Africa) (Graham Beck Bubbly)
-Gruet, Sauvage (US/ New Mexico) (Gruet Winery)
-Hild, Elbling Sekt (Germany) (Vom Boden)
-Delinquente Wine Co., Riverland Bianco d'Alessano Tuff Nutt (Australia) (Delinquente Wine Co)
-Kreinbacher, Brut Prestige (Hungary) (Blue Danube Wine Company)
-Štoka, Vitovska Peneče (Slovenia) (Blue Danube Wine Company)
-Doña Paula, Sauvage Blanc (Argentina) (Doña Paula)
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Hungarian Wine Dinner with Robert Gilvesy at Dirt Candy
Dirt Candy, 86 Allen Street New York City, NY 10002
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Hungarian Wine Dinner with Robert Gilvesy at Dirt Candy

Wednesday, March 28 @ 8pm
Winemaker Robert Gilvesy with be at Dirt Candy on Wednesday, March 28, to host a a six-course wine dinner. Each course will be paired with an organic Hungarian wine, either from Robert's Gilvesy winery, or from the Káli Kövek winery where he's also a partner. Robert will be talking about every wine, and giving us all a crash course on the Hungarian wine scene. Tickets are $125 per person (includes tip, but not tax) and they're on sale now here.
International Volcanic Wine Conference
Metropolitan Pavilion
123 W. 18th St, btw/ 6th & 7th Aves, New York

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International Volcanic Wine Conference

Tuesday March 27th, 2018
Register here.

The IVWC aims to establish a volcanic wine movement, and to provide educational and promotional opportunities for volcanic wine producers internationally. The conference will act as a catalyst and facilitator to eventually bring together all of the world’s volcanic regions.

The conference will feature participating regions from around the world with soils derived entirely, or partially, from volcanic parent material, and the exceptional wines produced by wineries within them. It will consist of a series of innovative presentations, workshop discussions, and tastings for trade and media.
Vina Croatia Grand Tasting
Astor Center
399 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003

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Vina Croatia Grand Tasting

Monday, March 26, 2018 from 11:00 AM till 4:30 PM

Guests will have the unique opportunity to sample over 100 wines from dozens of Croatian estates and award-winning wineries. Over twenty winemakers and/or winery representative will be on hand to speak with guests and answer questions, including Agrolaguna; Badel; Degrassi; Skaramuča; Erdutski Vinogradi; Fakin; Iločki Podrumi; Jako Vino (Stina); Kabola; Katunar; Korta Katarina; Kozlović; Matošević; Miloš; JasnaAntunović Turk; Osilovac; Rizman; Veralda; Bibich; Buhač; Cattunar; and Zlatan Otok.

The 2018 program includes two masterclasses, which are RSVP only and expected to sell out quickly. The first is masterclass, Cracking Croatian Wine, will be hosted by authors and vinous travelers, Dr. Matthew Horkey and Charine Tan. The second masterclass, Croatian Hall of Fame Wines, will feature a selection of Decanter World Wine Awards and other award-winning wines and will be lead by Wines of Croatia founder, sommelier, and wine writer, Cliff Rames.

Registration for the walk-around tasting and masterclasses is complimentary and exclusive to members of the wine trade and press. To register and submit your RSVP, please follow this link or email: events@fmg.nyc
Sexism in the Wine Industry Discussion Panel
minimo
420 3rd Street
Oakland, CA 94607

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Sexism in the Wine Industry Discussion Panel

Monday, March 19, 2018 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
We are organizing a panel to discuss challenges women face in the wine industry, and to have a positive and constructive conversation about addressing them. EVERYONE who works in the wine trade is welcome to attend, regardless of gender identity.
Following the panel, from 6-8pm, there will be a tasting featuring women winemakers and importers, for $20 per person.

Confirmed Panelists:
Eric Danch, Bay Area Sales, Blue Danube Wine Company
Barbara Haimes, Instructor, Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies at City College of San Francisco
Emily Kaplan, East Bay Sales, Springboard Wine Company
Molly Madden, Founder, Red Hen Collective
Evelyn Rangel Medina, Director, Restaurant Opportunities Center of California
Debby Zygielbaum, Farmer, Vineyard Manager
Borderless Wine Symposium & Tasting
The Laundry
3359 26th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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Borderless Wine Symposium & Tasting

Thu, March 15, 2018
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
Engage with changemakers at a powerful symposium where speakers talk about how they use soft-power initiatives to create bi-national dialogue - both inside the wine world and beyond. Their stories reach from Israel, Palestine, The Republic of Georgia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Morocco, South Africa, Mexico, and others, and are told through the medium of wine.

6:30 - 7:15 PM Sign in, Taste Borderless Wines, Eat Diasporic Snacks, Mingle Amongst Thought Leaders
7:30 - 8:15 PM Speaker Series Symposium: Global, Cross-Border Thought Leaders - outside the wine industry & within.
8:30 - 9:45 PM More opportunities to meet wine importers, taste, & learn.

Get tickets here.
Portland Symphony Orchestra: Annual Wine Dinner and Auction
Harraseeket Inn, Freeport ME
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Portland Symphony Orchestra: Annual Wine Dinner and Auction

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The Harraseeket Inn, Freeport
Annual wine dinner and auction will feature wines from Blue Danube Wine Co.

5:00 PM Silent Auction
6:30 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Live Auction
Tickets are $200 per person and $2,000 per table (seating 10 people.) $125 of each ticket is tax deductible.
Price includes five-course meal and wine pairings.
Get tickets: here.
Sonoma-Tokaj Sister Cities bi-annual fundraiser
Burlingame Hall, 252 W Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Sonoma-Tokaj Sister Cities bi-annual fundraiser

Saturday, March 10 6:00-9:00pm
Enjoy authentic Hungarian cuisine including chicken paprikash, mushroom porkolt, homemade pastries and many other goodies wines from Sonoma and Tokaj, Hungary
Benefiting the programs of Sonoma-Tokaj Sister Cities

Opening by the First California Hussar Regiment *Music by Corvinus Chorus
Folk dancing with Todd Wagner & friends * Live Auction and great raffle prizes

Donation $60.00
For tickets and info, visit Eventbrite.com
For more info call 707-938-0224 or email sonomatokajsistercities@gmail.com
Tasting at Fig & Thistle with Eric Danch
Fig & Thistle
313 Ivy St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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Tasting at Fig & Thistle with Eric Danch

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 5:00 PM 7:30 PM
Join us to taste skin contact wines including Brkić Greda, Wine Thieves Tsolikouri and Papari Valley Rkatsiteli.
Sommelier Brunch at Von Bar
Von Bar, 3 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
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Sommelier Brunch at Von Bar

It’s Furmint February and we are excited to join forces with Palinkerie and Winemonger to bring a special Furmint tasting to NYC. On Sunday, February 25th from 12-4pm we will be hosting a Sunday Sommelier Brunch at Von Bar, located at 3 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012. Please RSVP to join us and discover more about this versatile grape while hanging with peers in our version of a Sunday Funday.
Oysters paired with Hungarian wines
Table Wine Merchant
1237 Linda Mar Shopping Center, Pacifica, CA 94044

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Oysters paired with Hungarian wines

Thursday Feb 15, 5-8 PM
Come enjoy fresh oysters with your local fisherman Kirk Lombard & Sea Forager while tasting new wines ("Bor") from Hungary with Eric Danch and Blue Danube! $20 gets you a half dozen oysters, a wine tasting & a glass of wine paired with your oysters. Plus songs and sea shanties played by the Sea Forager band!
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