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Pinot Days Chicago

Saturday 26 - Saturday 26 April, 2014

7th Annual Pinot DAys Chicago Grand Festival
Navy Pier

Saturday’s Grand Tasting will showcase 60 phenomenal producers of Pinot noir. Wine lovers will be able to sample up to 150 pinots from every important domestic Pinot noir region, from the Russian River Valley to Oregon, Carneros to the Santa Lucia Highlands, the Anderson Valley to the Sonoma Coast. Come taste the highly acclaimed wines, and talk with the gifted winemakers who create them. Attendees will have access to pinots previously unavailable in Illinois.

Stop by the Sojourn table to say hello to proprietor Craig Haserot and sip a few “under the table” wines.

38th Annual San Francisco Wine Auction

Saturday 26 - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Support Bay Area At-Risk Youth!
Please join us for the 38th annual San Francisco Wine Auction, presented by the Guardsmen.

The night features fine wine tasting, rare auction lots, live entertainment, dinner and dancing. We will be pouring wines along with another 25 world class wineries.

There will also be:
- Rare live and silent auction lots
- Exclusive wine, dining, sports, and luxury getaways to bid on
- Dinner and dancing to the live band Pop Rocks

Tickets available until April 25, 2014
Dress: Black Tie

Pittsburgh Wine Festival

Thursday 8 - Thursday 8 May, 2014

VIP Tasting 5-7 PM / $250*
Grand Tasting 7-9 PM / $125
* VIP guests are welcome to stay the whole evening

Come and celebrate the kick-off the Pittsburgh Wine Festival’s 12th year, this coming Thursday, May 8,th 2014, at Heinz Field. The East & West Club Lounges become a wine drinker’s personal clubhouse, where sampling the best wine the world has to offer is the order of the day.

There is only one place in the region that both rookie and veteran wine tasters can come together, trade notes, insights and opinions. Heinz Field is the place. Once there, you will have access to 165 vendors and over 500 different wines of every varietal and terroir, so be ready to expand your palate and enhance your knowledge.

Are you an experienced enologist with an impressive cellar? The VIP Tasting is the ticket for you. Special reserve wines are poured during the VIP Tasting from 5-7 PM that are unavailable during the Grand Tasting. Also, the limited number of people with access to the VIP Tasting allow for reflection and conversation with the winery representative at each table.

Just getting into the game? No problem, the Grand Tasting (7-9 PM) is the perfect way to start. Had good luck with Italian wines? Sample from a list of dozens to find your perfect match. Love the oakiness of the California Chardonnay? Spend your time in the domestic wine area to discover the best.


Philadelphia Wine + Food Festival

Saturday 10 - Saturday 10 May, 2014

The Perfect Fusion of Wine & Food

· Over 600 samplings of exclusive wines from around the world
· Cuisine from Philadelphia’s most popular restaurants
· Local vendors will showcase their latest products
· An on-site Fine Wine & Good Spirits store
· Silent Auction benefiting The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
· Valet parking

VIP Tickets - $225
General Tasting - $130

This year’s event will be held at the world-renowned Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, located just minutes from Center City and the Philadelphia Airport. This exciting venue will allow guests to get up close and personal with the rarest and most significant racing sports cars ever built.

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Make a Wish Foundation: Wishes in Wine Country

Saturday 17 - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Grand Tasting 2:30-5:30pm
Sunset Dinner 5:30-9:00pm (all Sunset Dinner tickets include admission to the Grand Tasting)

Grand Tasting on the Lawn, 2:30-5:30pm
An afternoon adventure for oenophiles and culinary aficionados, overlooking the vineyards and picturesque croquet courts. Guests don croquet whites, with a “pop of color” encouraged!

Sunset Dinner, 5:30-9:00pm
Limited to 300 guests
An intimate affair in the stunning Terrace Tent. Guests don croquet whites, with a “pop of color” encouraged!

Tickets now available

Manhattan Beach Wine Auction

Saturday 14 - Saturday 14 June, 2014

The Manhattan Wine Auction is the largest charity wine auction in Southern California. This year’s event on June 14, 2014, will mark our 20th Anniversary. Graciously hosted by the Manhattan Country Club, and a sold out gala each year with 1800 paid attendees, this year’s event will feature:

Samples from 80 world class vintners and 30 of the finest local restaurants.
- Live music and dancing
- Live and Silent auction lots featuring the finest in collectible wines, exotic trips, one-of-a-kind dinners

Proceeds from the annual Manhattan Wine Auction benefit the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF). MBEF is a non-profit organization which provides grants to the seven public schools of Manhattan Beach in order to maintain the core curriculum necessary for our children’s education.

Located at Manhattan Country Club, 1330 Park View Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

4:30 – 7:30 pm
Gourmet food and wine tasting, Silent Auction (closes at 8pm)

7:30 – 9:30 pm
Live Auction

9:30 – 11:00 pm
Dancing outdoors to the John Brown Band

Info & Tickets: Tickets go on sale May 1 -

Pinot Days San Francisco

Saturday 21 - Saturday 21 June, 2014

10th Annual Pinot Days San Francisco Grand Festival
Pinot Days San Francisco celebrates the amazing noble grape in all its gloriously diverse styles, and this year’s offering is more broad and complete than ever. 140 artisan winemakers representing every domestic pinot noir region will pour the fruits of their craft, each sharing their unique interpretation of pinot noir and the stories of their winemaking.

New location:
Metreon Mall, City View Room

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West of West Wine Festival - CA

Friday 1 - Sunday 3 August, 2014

The West of West Wine “WOW” Festival is an unparalleled opportunity to experience the extraordinary wine, food and culture of the West Sonoma Coast. The Grand Tasting offers a stellar line up of more than 40 producers and growers pouring some of their most coveted and hard-to-find gems, all pure expressions of the West Sonoma Coast.

WOW/CA – Aug 1- 3rd
Mark your calendar for the fourth annual West of West Wine Festival from August 1st – 3rd. The event will be held in Sebastopol at The Barlow, just one hour north of San Francisco.

The Festival begins with Welcome Dinners hosted by member wineries on Friday night, August 1st. These dinners offer a rare opportunity to dine with winemakers in their home or winery.

Saturday offers morning seminars, interviews and flight tastings, following by the first of two Grand Tastings on Saturday afternoon and the Grand Dinner Celebration in the evening.

Finally we will return to the Grand Tasting tent on Sunday afternoon for a second opportunity to taste through the wines.

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Family Winemakers - San Mateo

Sunday 17 - Sunday 17 August, 2014

August 17 at the San Mateo Event Center—Fiesta Hall

Family Winemakers presents its 1st tasting of small, family-owned wineries from across California in San Mateo after 23 years in San Francisco. The San Mateo Tasting is open to trade and wine media, as well as consumers. Also featured will be the iSip Lounge for specially ticketed consumer who want to taste wine retailing for $75 or more.

1-6 p.m. Open to trade, media and consumers

Trade registration and consumer tickets start in mid-April.

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Wine Country Weekend

Friday 29 - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Three Days of Wine Tasting Fun in Sonoma!

Friday Night
Sonoma Starlight at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville

Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch

Sonoma Harvest Auction at Chateau St. Jean

Get your tickets early. These events always sell out!

The first thing you notice at Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is the decided lack of distance between yourself and the people who grow and make some of the world’s most amazing wine and food. For three delicious, decadent days, you’ll experience, up close and personal, Sonoma’s full bounty of flavors. Rub shoulders with winegrowers and makers from the pioneers to the rising stars. Offer your compliments to the chefs, both acclaimed and up-and-coming.

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is Sonoma County’s signature, and largest, charity event, bringing together over 200 of Sonoma’s top winemakers and growers, along with a collection of the area’s best chefs. Jointly produced by the Sonoma County Vintners and the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Foundation, all proceeds benefit local charities. Since its inception, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend has raised over $12 million for charities that benefit students, children, farm workers and people in need in Sonoma County communities.

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Pinot on the River 2013

Sunday 26 - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Save the Date! Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Pinot On The River is a fun filled weekend of Pinot Noir, in the beautiful Russian River Valley town of Healdsburg, CA.

Sit with the winemakers and other Pinot-loving consumers as we focus on limited production West Coast Pinot Noirs.

Join us for Sunday’s Pinot Noir Grand Tasting, with over 100 wineries plus guest Artisan Food Vendors all on the downtown Healdsburg Plaza Square, it’s a Sonoma County wine weekend you won’t want to miss.

Info & Tickets:

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