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Borderless Wine Symposium NYC
Knotel
666 Broadway
New York City, NY 10012

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Borderless Wine Symposium NYC

Monday August 27th, 2018 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Engage with change makers at a powerful symposium where speakers use wine's privilege and culture to impact wine growing countries and regions financially, historically, geopolitically, and beyond.
Hear Nicole Hakli (Wine Director: Momofuku Ssam Bar) give account of winemaking in Turkey: the history and current challenges.
Deirdre Heekin (La Garagista) & Krista Scruggs (Zafa Wines) speak about confronting bias in grape material (hybrids), location (Vermont), and un-earthing a vibrant wine community in the North East.
Finally, Lisa Granik MW, will deliver a key note on the true value - the socioeconomic and historical importance - of supporting The Republic of Georgia's 8,000 year wine history. She'll examine how not every wine purchase is created equal.
In addition to wines from these unexpected places, there will be more viticultual narratives to taste from Mexico, Greece, the Balkans, and the West Bank.
Georgian Wine Tasting
Bevri
530 Bryant Street Palo Alto, CA, 94301

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Georgian Wine Tasting

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Come to Bevri on Wednesday, August 15, to learn about Georgian wines. We will pour some interesting examples from a few Georgian wine regions:
Wine Thieves - Tsolikouri 2016
Gotsa - Tavkveri 2015
Tsikhelishvili - Jghia 2016
Danieli - Mukuzani Saperavi 2015
Gotsa - Chinuri 2015
Tsikhelishvili - Rkatsiteli 2015
Orange Wine Party
Compline Wine Bar
1300 1st St #312, Napa, CA 94559

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Orange Wine Party

Saturday August 11 1PM - 4:30 PM
Get the insider’s guide to orange wines, ones that don’t actually suck. While traditional orange wines tend to hail from the periphery of the wine world (think Eastern Europe, Northern Italy) there's also been a striking interest in the technique domestically. For our August Patio Party, we've selected some of our favorites from across the spectrum! We'll be slingin’ this skin-contact juice outside, with DJ Vitamix spinnin’ in the lounge.
$35 tickets
Island Hopping - Croatian Islands
Bay Grape
376 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

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Island Hopping - Croatian Islands

7/29 - sit-down class 3-4pm, 4 wines, $30
Our ferry ride is coming to an end this weekend, but not before we hit our final destination of the Croatian coast and its wine-filled islands! To guide us through these Adriatic islands' water-surrounded geography and geology, local winemaking culture and wine styles as well as what makes the island's wines so exciting, we're welcoming importer Eric Danch of Blue Danube Imports (He. Is. Incredible.). You can sign up for Eric's class by calling us (510-686-3615) or coming in anytime after 1pm on Sunday; class begins at 3pm and includes 4 Croatian island wines. - $30
Nat Diego
San Diego, CA
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Nat Diego

July 27th + 28th, 2018
Nat Diego is a weekend festival packed with winemakers, importers and advocates of Natural wine.
Friday July 27th, 11am, 1 pm and 3pm
Producer Seminars! Seating is limited to 30 people. $10 for each seminar.
Friday July 27th, 7 - 10 PM
Opening Night Pet Nasty Party in The Rose Sidebar. Enjoy hard to find Pet Nats and all the street tacos you can consume as we kick off the weekend! $35 ahead of time, $40 at the door
Saturday July 28th, 12pm - 4 PM
The Grand Tasting! Join over 60 Natural Wine Producers from around the World at Bread and Salt in Barrio Logan. Food Truck by MIHO CATERING. $50 ahead of time, $60 at the door
Saturday July 28th, 8pm - Midnight
Closing Party at Vino Carta! Free!
Iberian Peninsula and Eastern European Wines 101
18 Reasons
3674 18th St. San Francisco, CA 94110

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Iberian Peninsula and Eastern European Wines 101

Thursday, July 26, 2018 7:00pm to 9:00pm
A two-hour tasting seminar, served with light snacks to cleanse the palate. We highly recommend eating a heavy snack or meal before arriving.
Long-time heavyweights, French and Italy usually hog the spotlight in the European wine world but In this class, we'll shift the spotlight to Spain, Portugual, Croatia, Slovenia, and even Bosnia and Georgia.
Former wine bar manager and cheese expert Kirstin Jackson will lead you through a tasting tour of these quieter regions. You'll learn their wine history, geography and how some countries continued making wine through civil war and state vineyard takovers. And of course, we'll taste. Prepare to meet your new wine crushes.
You'll leave with a new understanding of wine regions that though aren't as awarded as say, Burgundy, make some of the most beautiful and budget friendly wines in the world.
Croatian Sensations!
Vintage Berkeley
2949 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

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Croatian Sensations!

Wanna celebrate Croatia's first-ever appearance in the World Cup this Sunday? Or just want to drink something deliciously Dalmatian? In either case, we have two special deals on Croatian wines.

2016 Bibich "R6"Riserva
(North Dalmatia, Croatia)
Normally: $23.50. This Weekend Only?
$22 on 1, $20 on 6+!

2016 Caric Bogdanjuša
(Island of Hvar, Croatia)
Normally: $17. This Weekend Only?
$16 on 1, $15 on 6+!
Georgian Wine tasting Houston
Camerata at Paulie's
1834 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

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Georgian Wine tasting Houston

10:30am - 12:00pm : Seminar led by Taylor Parsons and Comiskey
12:00pm - 2:00pm : Walk around tasting and lunch

Trade Only
Please RSVP azarr@marqenergie.com
Georgian Wine tasting Portland
Coopers Hall
404 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

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Georgian Wine tasting Portland

10:30am - 12:00pm : Seminar led by Taylor Parsons and Comiskey
12:00pm - 2:00pm : Walk around tasting and lunch

Trade Only
Please RSVP azarr@marqenergie.com
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.
Unknown Wines From Unknown Regions
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, 99 Church Street, New York, NY 10007

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Unknown Wines From Unknown Regions

Friday June 8th 2018

Please Join CUT New York for an out of the ordinary journey of discovery. This dinner is a showcase of little known wines from little known regions, and food to pair. Explore some of the more unknown, little utilized areas of the world producing great wines and great food. Different than most wine dinners, Chef has paired his dishes in accordance with the flavor profiles of the wines, and not vice versa.

A six-course wine and food pairing showcasing
little known wines from little known regions - $115 per person

Wiston Estate, Brut Rose, South Downs, England 2011
Maine Scallop Crudo
Tuna Tartare
Kobe Beef Skewers
Bodegas Tajinaste,Tenerife, Canary Islands 2014
Grilled Octopus, Saffron, Heirloom Tomatoes
Meinklang, Somló, Hungary 2014
Jersey Corn Agnolotti, Summer Truffles
Miloš, Plavac, Peljesac, Croatia 2015
Whole Roasted Turbot, Fennel Fondant, Olives, Saba
Odoardi, GB, Calabria, Italy 2014
45 Day Dry Aged Sirloin, Grilled Baby Gems, Lardo, Anchovy
Argyros, Vin Santo, Santorini, Greece 1999
Cherry & Pluot Crumble, Yogurt Glacé, Chocolate Olive Oil Ganache, Candied Walnut
Georgian Wine tasting New York
Corkbuzz Restaurant & Wine Bar
13 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

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Georgian Wine tasting New York

Monday, June 4, 2018
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.
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
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