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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
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
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!
Georgian Flight at Ruby Wines
Ruby Wines
1419 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

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Georgian Flight at Ruby Wines

Friday February 2nd, 5-9 PM
Eric Danch will be presenting new wines from Lapati, Papari Valley, Bibineishvili and Tsikhelishvili.
Furmint Day
Taste Furmint and share: #furmintday
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Furmint Day

On the first day of February we are celebrating furmint for the second time. This popular variety of the Carpathian Basin lends itself to an extremely wide range of winemaking styles. The diversity of Furmint is really spectacular ranging from sparkling wines and light, racy dry wines to more substantial, barrel aged wines and sweet late harvests, Tokaj Szamorodnis and Aszús.

Furmint Day aims to draw the public’s attention to this special, exciting and really lovable variety. Our hope is that many winelovers will seize the opportunity to taste furmints on 1 February 2018 and share their experience with others
using the hashtag #furmintday.
Hungarian Rhapsody at Bergamot Alley
Bergamot Alley
328 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448

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Hungarian Rhapsody at Bergamot Alley

Tuesday January 30th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$35 PER PERSON / $30 FOR CLUB MEMBERS
Ever heard Eric Danch from Blue Danube Wines speak about Hungarian wines? If so, you've already booked your seat for this night. If not, you're in for a mind-blowing treat. Prepare to walk with us through the insanely beautiful winescape of Hungary, listen to Danch wax poetic, and have your taste buds hypnotized by a dozen wine delights of the region.
Book your seat here. Space is limited.
Eastern European Wine Tasting
WetStone Wine Bar
1927 4th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

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Eastern European Wine Tasting

WetStone In association with
Blue Danube Wine Co present
Eastern European Wines Session 1
Tuesday 1/16/18
6pm-8pm
$28++
3 pours in addition to (1) bonus pour
along with complimentary passed bocaditos
(Reservations suggested at 619.255.2856 or email us at wetstonewinebar@mac.com)
Slovenia-Hungary-Austria
Our 1st pour of the evening: Slovenia
5P Fried Chicken & 5P Tokaji Aszù
Juniper and Ivy
2228 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

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5P Fried Chicken & 5P Tokaji Aszù

November 15th 11:30am-1:30pm.

Invitation to a private tasting with Peter Molnar PhD Winemaker at Patricius and a leading expert on Tokaj
Fried Chicken and appropriate sides will be served from Crack Shack.
Complimentary - Trade only
Please RSVP to kenhanson82@gmail.com by November 13th
RAW WINE LOS ANGELES
Vibiana, 214 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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RAW WINE LOS ANGELES

Sunday 12 & Monday 13 November 2017, 10 am to 6 pm

RAW WINE is a yearly collection of tastings showcasing growers who produce fine wines of terroir, using organic or biodynamic practices in the vineyard and minimal intervention in the cellar. We exist to help create and build communities of people (growers, trade, amateurs or even complete beginners), who love great drinks - farmed properly and made with a light touch.
Georgian Wines at Hudson Wine Merchants
Hudson Wine Merchants
341 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534

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Georgian Wines at Hudson Wine Merchants

Friday November 10, 5-7 PM
Join us for stand-out reds and whites from Georgia and our newest Austrian liter-size, organic red! Our own Ellen Boyce will be on hand, telling you about Shavbada Monastery and these fascinating Qvevri wines imported by Blue Danube Selections. Cheese, small bites & warming neighbors -- toast in the weekend with a little learning!
Nice Wine Time By Tabula Rasa Bar
Tabula Rasa Bar
5125 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Nice Wine Time By Tabula Rasa Bar

Check out our latest wines with Orshi Kiss Wednesday November 8th at 5pm.
Ruffian Does Raw
Ruffian Wine Bar
125 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

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Ruffian Does Raw

Come party with us Tuesday Nov 7th at 5 PM!
Ruffian Does Raw featuring wines of Batic and Gotsa
RAW WINE NEW YORK
99 Scott Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, USA
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RAW WINE NEW YORK

Sunday 5 & Monday 6 November 2017, 10 am to 6 pm

RAW WINE is a yearly collection of tastings showcasing growers who produce fine wines of terroir, using organic or biodynamic practices in the vineyard and minimal intervention in the cellar. We exist to help create and build communities of people (growers, trade, amateurs or even complete beginners), who love great drinks - farmed properly and made with a light touch.
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