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Tasting at Fermented Grapes
Fermented Grapes Wines & Spirits
651 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Tasting at Fermented Grapes

Wed. Feb. 17, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Danubian pop up tasting alert! We love thinking, drinking and sharing. Taste the wines of Slovenia (FOR FREE!!!) and soak up a little Danubian knowledge with Debbie at Fermented Grapes Wednesday February 17th from 6:00-8:00pm.
Tasting at Amsterdam Wine Co.
Amsterdam Wine Co.
271 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

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Tasting at Amsterdam Wine Co.

Fri. Feb. 12, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Danubian pop up tasting alert! We love thinking, drinking and sharing. Taste wines (FOR FREE!!!) and soak up a little Danubian knowledge.

Pouring:
Shumi Zigu (Georgia)
Fekete Harslevelu (Hungary)
Coronica Malvasia (Croatia)
Kindzmarauli Saperavi (Georgia)
Vino Croatia Tasting at Birba
Birba Wine Bar
458 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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Vino Croatia Tasting at Birba

Sun. Jan. 31, 2016 4:30 pm
Eric Danch of Blue Danube Wine Company brings to life one of the oldest wine regions in the world.

2 limited seatings: 3 to 4:30 pm & 5 to 6:30 pm
5 wines and snacks
$40/person

for tickets and info visit
birba-vino-croatia.eventbrite.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.

Fri. Jan. 29, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stetson will be pouring a selection of our wines.
Tasting at Discovery Wines
Discovery Wines
16 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

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Tasting at Discovery Wines

Thurs. Jan. 28, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stetson will be pouring a selection of our wines.
Kabaj Wine Dinner at Bricolage
Bricolage Vietnamese Gastropub
162 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Kabaj Wine Dinner at Bricolage

Tues. Jan. 26, 2016 8:00 PM

Kabaj Wine Dinner

Celebrating one of Food and Wine Magazine’s top 100 Wineries

Amuse
1st Course:

Sichuan Peppercorn Cured Artic Char - dill, crème fraiche
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Kabaj, Ravan, (Tocai Fiulano) 2012

2nd Course:

Banh Cuon – rice flour dumpling with pork, shiitake and woodear mushrooms
cucumber, bean sprouts, herbs, fish sauce
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Kabaj, Pinot (Pinot Grigio) 2012

3rd Course:

Beef La Lot – flank steak, peanuts, shallots, betel leaf, rice vermicelli, herbs
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Kabaj, Amfora (Rebula, Malvasia, Tocai Friulano) 2009

Entrée:

Unshaken Beef – Happy Valley rib-eye, lime-pepper sauce, roasted red pearl onions, watercress
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Kabaj, Merlot, 2009

Dessert:

Mochi
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Samuel Tinon, Szaraz Szamorodni, 2007


Five Course Dinner with Wine Pairing - $75
Tasting at Mister Wright
Mister Wright Fine Wines & Spirits
1593 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128

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Tasting at Mister Wright

Mon. Jan. 25, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stetson will be pouring a selection of our wines.
Tasting at Long's Wines & Liqour
Long's Wines & Spirits
7917 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

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Tasting at Long's Wines & Liqour

Fri. Jan. 15, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stetson will be pouring a selection of our wines.
Holiday Wine & Waltzes Class at Xavier Wine Co.
Xavier Wine Co.
19 Little West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

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Holiday Wine & Waltzes Class at Xavier Wine Co.

Wed. Dec. 16, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The parallel lives of wine and classical music.
The famous wines of Champagne and Hungary have been prized for centuries and once delighted the lips of debutantes and aristocrats in the Courts and Ballrooms of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Johann Strauss, Jr, legendary composer and “voice” of this grand era frequently referenced these wines in his music.

Perfectly suited to the holiday season, experience the magic of these wines paired with the sounds of this festive musical era.

New York Philharmonic Wine Consultant, Ron Merlino, and Austro-Hungarian wine expert, Stetson Robbins, will combine forces to bring you this truly unique sensory experience.

$50 Includes:

Wine Tasting (paired with music)

Gourmet Cheese and Charcuterie

2 hour seminar with wine and classical music experts

About Ronald Merlino:

An ardent advocate of cultural aesthetics, Ronald Merlino has devoted his life to the calling of great music and fine wine. Owner and Manager of MusicVine Performing Arts and Wine Consulting since 2009, Mr Merlino manages a roster of renowned international orchestral conductors alongside his diverse projects as a consultant for artisanal wineries around the world.

About Stetson Robbins:

Stetson Robbins is National Sales Director for Blue Danube Wine Co., an importer and distributor of fine wines from Eastern Europe. He is dedicated to bringing the wines and culture from this unique corner of the world back to the US market. To him wine is part of an aesthetic total that brings together nature, culture, history and the human desire to share. His vigorous tasting habits and considerable time abroad with producers has made him the undisputed expert on the wines of this region.

Puchase tickets here: http://www.xavierwines.nyc/product/ticket-to-wines-waltzes/
Georgian Wine Tasting at Oakland Crush
Oakland Crush
420 3rd St, Oakland, CA 94607

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Georgian Wine Tasting at Oakland Crush

Wed. Dec. 16, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Some say Georgia is the birthplace of viticulture, where winemaking dates back over 7000 years. Their traditional winemaking practice involves fermenting and aging wine in clay vessels called qvevri, which are buried in the ground. In essence, Georgians have been producing “natural wines” for centuries!

On Wednesday night, we’ll be exploring 4 Georgian wines with Eric Danch from Blue Danube Wine Company, consummate expert on eastern European wines. Two are made in the traditional qvevri practice, and two are made with modern practices. All are awesome, and will make you glad Georgian wines have finally reached North American shores.

4 wines/$15
Tasting at The Wine Hut
The Wine Hut
213 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10014

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Tasting at The Wine Hut

Fri. Dec. 11, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stetson will be pouring a selection of our wines.
Bistro SF Grill 5th Anniversary Party
Bistro SF Grill
2819 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115

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Bistro SF Grill 5th Anniversary Party

Sat. Dec. 5, 2015 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Come celebrate the Bistro's 5 year anniversary! There will be live music by Balkan Brass band "Inspector Gadje", the ever delicious food, and plenty of wine from the Balkan regions.

Call (415) 409-6410 for more information.
Tasting at Mister Wright
Mister Wright Fine Wines & Spirit
1593 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128

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Tasting at Mister Wright

Thurs. Dec. 3, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stetson will be pouring a selection of our wines.
Tasting at Table Wine
Table Wine
Linda Mar Shopping Center
1237 Linda Mar Shopping Center, Pacifica, CA 94044

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Tasting at Table Wine

Wed. Nov. 25, 2015 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Eric Danch of Blue Danube returns with a selection of his Eastern European goodies to pair with your feasting and festivities.

Patricius Pezsgó-Sparkling, Tokaj, Hungary

Building on tradition, Patricius Winery was founded “as an oath to the future” by Dezsõ Kékessy and his daughter Katinka Kékessy. The production is split between the famous sweet Tokaji Aszú and the modern dry wines, including this very special sparkling wine made out of the indigenous and traditional grapes. 50% Hárslevelű 35% Furmint and 15% Yellow Muscat made in the Champagne method. The wine is characterized by distinctive aromas of botrytized berries followed by a strong structure and full body. There's a long, smooth taste and exceptional deepness of peach, apricot and fig character.

2012 Kabaj, Rebula

Rebula has been grown in Brda since the 13th century. Translating to “re-boil,” it references the wine’s proclivity to going through the secondary, malolactic fermentation. The grapes were hand harvested in late September, de-stemmed, and fermented on the skins for 30 days with wild yeast. Distinctively spicy and orange hued, it has aromas more reminiscent of red wine, including cherry and pepper. Despite a month of the skins, this is not an oxidatively styled orange wine, but rather a white wine with texture without sacrificing acidity.

2012 Juris St. Laurent, Burgunland, Austria

St. Laurent is a wild cross between Pinot Noir and an unknown variety. Likely originating from France, it is now native to Burgenland. In the early 1980’s, Axel’s father Georg was among the first to focus on single varietal bottling of St. Laurent. The “Selection” St Laurent is sourced from vineyards of approximately 15 years cloned from the best of their old vines. With a warm and dry vintage, ripening was easily achieved resulting in big spicy aromatics balanced by an elegant weight and elegant texture. An earthy mix of sour cherries and black pepper, plenty of acid and a grippy structure – think Pinot Noir’s bolder and cheekier sister.

2013 Orgo Saperavi, Kakheti, Georgia

Orgo is a small family-owned winery focusing on producing high quality wines made in qvevri. Running the winery is young Temuri Dakishvili, the Dakishvili family's fourth generation winemaker and a rising star in Georgian winemaking. In the cellar. Indigenous yeasts are used with no fining or filtering. Maceration with skin, seeds, and stems lasts for 14-18 days in clay qvevri. The heavy sediment and skins are removed while the wine continues to mature in the qvevri for another 6 months. No oak is used.
Their Saperavi, yes that's the grape, is rich opaque purple color with aromas of gently crushed berries, wet earth, warm spices like cinnamon, clove, and cardamom. On the palate this wine is surprisingly light with the fresh berry notes dominating. As it opens up, flavors of raisin and currant become more apparent as well as the secondary aromas of spices and earth. Moderate tannins and a smooth finish complete the experience.
Tasting at Amsterdam Wine Co.
Amsterdam Wine Co.
271 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10023

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Tasting at Amsterdam Wine Co.

Fri. Nov. 20, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stetson will be pouring a selection of our wines.
Sonoma-Tokaj Sister Cities Benefit
Burlingame Hall
252 W Spain St Sonoma, CA 95476

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Sonoma-Tokaj Sister Cities Benefit

Sat. Nov. 14, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Enjoy authentic Hungarian cuisine, including goulash and homemade pastries.
We will be pouring a few fine Hungarian wines.

Benefiting the programs of Sonoma-Tokaj Sister Cities.

entertainment by Corvinus Chorus
Folk dancing with Todd Wagner & friends
live auction & raffle with great prizes

Donation $50.00 - for tickets and info, visit http://groupspaces.com/SonomaSisterCityAssociation/item/998611
For more info email: sonomatokajsistercities@gmail.com
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