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Georgian BBQ and Wine Tasting at Babushka
Babushka Russian Restaurant
1475 Newell Avenue Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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Georgian BBQ and Wine Tasting at Babushka

Sat, Aug 15, 2015 12:00 PM
Enjoy a casual tasting of Georgian wines paired with traditional cuisine! Sarah Grunwald, sommelier and founder of Taste Georgia, will be present to share her knowledge of Georgian food and wine traditions.

Cost: $20/person

Reservations are required. Please call (925) 210-0779 to save your spot!
Georgian Wine Tasting at The Rose
The Rose Wine Bar & Bottle Shop
2219 30th St. San Diego, CA 92104

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Georgian Wine Tasting at The Rose

Thurs, Aug 13, 2015 Time: 6:00 PM
Join Sarah Grunwald, sommelier and founder of Taste Georgia, for a guided tasting of Georgian wines paired with specially curated appetizers.

Contact The Rose to reserve a spot: 619-281-0718
Tasting at Astor Wine & Spirits
Astor Wine & Spirits
399 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003

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Tasting at Astor Wine & Spirits

Wed, Aug 5, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
Blue Danube wine tasting with Stetson.
Tasting at Mister Wright Fine Wines & Spirits
Mister Wright Fine Wines & Spirits
1593 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128

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Tasting at Mister Wright Fine Wines & Spirits

Thu, Jul 30, 2015 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Blue Danube wine tasting with Stetson.
Austro-Hungarian Wine Tasting at Lou
Lou Wine Shop & Tastings
1911 Hillhurst Avenue Los Angeles 90027

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Austro-Hungarian Wine Tasting at Lou

Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Today’s tasting: taste the fruits of Austro-Hungarian imperialism with two experts on the wines of the region
Saturday July 25 non-stop from 3-7 PM $10 no reservations

Live and in person, today only, is your opportunity to taste with two experts on the wines of the former Austro-Hungarian empire: our friends Maxwell Leer, wine shaman extraordinaire (Tasting Kitchen, SLS, Bestia, Wine Rave, et al.), and Michael Newsome (Blue Danube Wine Company, Vienna Wine Company). Austria-Hungary is long gone and the Hapsburgs no longer in living memory, but the viticultural treasures of this era still live on, and we tender a few of these jewels to you at today’s tasting. These are electrifying wines, with one foot firmly planted in the past and the other in the future. Maxwell will discuss his recent trip to Hungary as we taste wines from the growers he visited (the fantastic Mr. Béla, alas, now in his 90s, was not prepared for a visitor, but we will nevertheless taste a wine from one of his final vintages). Michael, a veritable Encyclopedia Brown of Hungarian wine, will also be on hand to entertain us with details regarding the winemaking technique and soils of this unique and historic wine growing region.

Bernreiter “Heuriger” 2014 Austria (Porch pounder alert! The traditional, ultra-refreshing field blend summertime wine of Vienna, dry, unassuming, fresh, insists on not being taken not too seriously)

Béla Hárslevelű 2011 Hungary (from the complex soils of Somló in the northwest of the country, where ancient volcanoes and seabeds define the terroir—delicate and mineral, aged in huge ass Hungarian oak barrels).

Bott Furmint Csontos 2013 Hungary (dry Tokaji from vineyards tilled by horse, dry fruit compote, minerals, and smoke, wild yeast fermented)

Tinon Tokaji Szamorodni Dry 2007 Hungary (another dry Tokaji, but made in what is today a very rare style, dry szamorodni, made from wrinkly and botrytized grapes fermented into a lightly oxidative and nutty, thoroughly engaging white wine)
Tasting at Urban Wine & Spirits
Urban Wine & Spirits
45 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003

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Tasting at Urban Wine & Spirits

Thu, Jul 23, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Blue Danube wine tasting with Stetson.
Georgian Flight Night at Buzz
Buzz Wine Beer Shop
460 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Georgian Flight Night at Buzz

Thurs, Jul 23, 2015 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Taste and learn more about Georgian wines with sommelier and founder of Taste Georgia, Sarah Grunwald. There will be a guided flight of 5-6 wines available, including:
Teliani Valley Saperavi
Vinoterra Kisi
Orgo Kisi
Schuchmann Mtsvane
Schuchmann Pirosmani
Tasting at Amsterdam Wine Co.
Amsterdam Wine Co.
271 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023

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Tasting at Amsterdam Wine Co.

Thu, Jul 16, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Blue Danube wine tasting with Stetson.
Tasting at Whole Foods Venice
Whole Foods Market
225 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

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Tasting at Whole Foods Venice

Sat, Jul 11, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Blue Danube wine tasting with Michael.
Tasting at Astoria Wine & Spirits
Astoria Wine & Spirits
3412 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106

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Tasting at Astoria Wine & Spirits

Saturday June 27 2015 - 5pm to 8pm
Blue Danube wine tasting with Stetson.
The Wines of Blue Danube with Eric Danch
Noe Valley Wine Merchants
3821 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

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The Wines of Blue Danube with Eric Danch

Tasting Saturday, June 20th: Pouring from 2-4pm

Join us as we taste one of our perennial favorite whites from Slovenia, the humble Crnko Jarenincan, a delightfully earthy, high acid dry Furmint from Tokaj Nobilis in Hungary, the Susogo. Next we'll move on to two delightful reds, the first a Refosk from the hands of Ludvic Nazaridj Glavina based in Slovenia, followed by a Teran from Croatia with a refreshingly low alcohol of 12.3%. We'll finish the flight with one of the world's most historic sweet wines: a 2005 Samuel Tinon Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos -- a wine fit both for kings and an impeccable pairing with the recently re-legalized fruit of the goose; foie gras.

The ever-ebullient Eric will be on-hand to pour from 2-4pm Saturday. The cost of the tasting will be $10, and all wine purchased from the tasting will be discounted at 10%.
Jim, Don, and The Team
Noe Valley Wine Merchants
415.374.7249
info@noevalleywinemerchants.com
www.noevalleywinemerchants.com
Tasting at Alphabet City Wine Co.
Alphabet City Wine Co.
100 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009

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Tasting at Alphabet City Wine Co.

Friday June 19, 2015, 6pm-8:30pm
Stetson will be pouring.
Tasting at  Gowanus Wine Merchants
Gowanus Wine Merchants
493 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Tasting at Gowanus Wine Merchants

Saturday, May 30, 2015 6:00 - 8:00pm
Blue Danube wine tasting with Stetson, who will be pouring:
Terzolo Malvasia
Vinoterra Kisi
ESzterbauer Nagypam
Milos Plavac
Spring wine tasting party
Marianna's
1415 Agawela Ave
Knoxville , TN 37919

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Spring wine tasting party

Saturday, May 30at 5:00pm

Dear friend,
You are invited to the Spring Wine Tasting Party with Maja Roy, sommelier and owner of Wine Forté, the premier wine event company in Knoxville. We will be tasting some exciting organic and natural wines from Slovenia, Croatia and Austria while enjoying light hors d'oeuvres prepared by our food aficonado Alexandra Gellis. This wine event will be a perfect way to kick off the summer while tasting a dazzling array of exciting new wines that few Americans have ever had the chance to taste! But really...do you need another excuse to party on the beautiful new patio at Marianna's?

We hope you can join us for this super fun event!
Cheers,
Marianna, Maja, and Alexandra :)

Note - Tickets are limited to 40, so make sure you get yours early!

Wines we will be tasting:
Batic, Rosé, 2013
Stoka, Sparkling Rosé, 2010
Stoka, Vitovska, 2012
Piquentum, Terre, Refošk, 2012
Piquentum, Blanc, Malvasia, 2012
Geyerhof, Zweigelt, Ried Richtern, 2009
Endangered Wines of Eastern Europe
Xavier Wine Co.
19 Little W 12th St, New York, NY 10014

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Endangered Wines of Eastern Europe

You are invited to a truly unique wine tasting in the cellar on Friday, May 29th, 7:00-9:00pm. Taste and discover Endangered Wines of Eastern Europe on the verge of extinction.

Why are they endangered you ask?
Too exotic, too hard to grow, too labor intensive, against the law; many things can render a wine endangered, some have already been lost.

Join dynamic wine personality, Stetson Robbins of Blue Danube Wines to taste and discover some of the most interesting wines you've never heard of at risk of disappearing.

Don't miss your chance to try these exceptional wines before they are gone forever.

The wine flight is accompanied by gourmet cheese and charcuterie from favorite local spot, Murray’s Cheese.

$65 Wine Tasting. Reserve your seat here
Croatian Tasting at Bistro SF Grill
Bistro SF Grill
2819 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115

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Croatian Tasting at Bistro SF Grill

Croatian Wine Tasting Party
Thursday, May 28th, 6pm-10pm

Please join us for for an evening at charming Bistro SF Grill (www.bistrosfgrill.com) in San Francisco. Admission is free.
Flight of 5 wines (3 red and 2 white) for $15 per person.

The wines:

2 whites:
2013 Bibich Debit - $10
2013 Šipun Žlahtina - $13

3 reds:
2010 Miloš Plavac - $16
2012 Bibich Grenache - 15.50
2012 Dubrovacki Crljenak Kaštelanski - $15
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