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Vivanova members meet each month for after business hours networking, wine and dine events and other fun and educational evenings in different locations around Berlin and Prague with creative and exciting concepts.

 


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Next Event

Wednesday 7th October 2009, 19.30
Uluru Australian Wine Party and Networking Event
Five Course Australian Dinner and DJ Party
The New Corroborree Bar & Restaurant - Berlin Mitte


John F Arcoteln conjunction with the diplomaten.net group of companies, we will present a five-course networking dinner at Berlin's newest Australian Bar & Restaurant. Located near the Museum Island in Berlin-Mitte, the Corroborree Bar & Restaurant has the perfect ambience for a Club Vivanova networking party.

We will begin at 19.30 with a sparkling wine aperitif followed by dinner. After presentations, there will be a networking period for those interested in promoting their business and meeting new contacts. Our club member "Nathan Travel" will present Australia as a premium destination for travellers.



Selected Wines
Taylor Ferguson Sparkling Brut
Mancini Vignerons Selection Chardonnay 2007
Mancini Vignerons Selection Shiraz Cabernet 2006



Dinner Menu
Melbourne Macademia Bruschetta with Fresh Basil
Sydney-Style Calamari with Garlic Dip
Australia on a Stick (Kangaroo Fillet Brochettes)
King's Cross Coconut Curry with Marinated Chicken
Sheila's Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce and Cream
*vegetarian options available if required



Ticket Booking
Tickets will cost EUR 25 for Club Vivanova members (EUR 29 for guests and non-members). Attendance is limited to eighty so early reservations are highly recommended. Please register by replying to info@mittonwines.com

Club Vivanova members can bring promotional materials to introduce their businesses.


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Previous Events

Thursday 10th September 2009, 19.30
Liebichwein "The Darkie Shiraz" Select Vintage Tasting
with Barossa Valley guest winemaker Ron Liebich
Gourmet Six Course Dinner with Networking Event
John F Arcotel, Berlin-Mitte (newly opened)


John F ArcotelOn Thursday 10th September, we will present a six-course dinner with winemaker Ron Liebich, owner of the legendary Liebich Winery in the Barossa Valley. Ron has chosen a selection of five limited "The Darkie" Shiraz vintages and special aperitif and dessert wines for the presentation.

The dinner will be held at the newly opened John F Arcotel located next-door to the Auswaertiges Amt in Berlin-Mitte. We will begin at 19.30 with a Barossa Riesling aperitif served in the Presidential Suite of the Hotel. We will then enjoy a six-course gourmet dinner in the Foreign Affairs Restaurant with the following five vintages of "The Darkie" Shiraz.

"The Darkie" is creating worldwide interest for its complex, intense, almost sticky fruit flavours and is highly rated each year by wine writers Robert Parker and James Halliday. The single-vineyard wine is sourced from a 40-acre block not far from the winery shed, planted by Clarence Walter “Darkie” Liebich 40 years ago.

1996 vintage
Classic Barossa style from an excellent season with great fruit weight, slightly stewed flavours and a peppery finish, a top quality example out of the decade.
Ostrich Satay, Macadamia Dip, Coconut Jelly

2001 vintage
Rich and fuller bodied with magnificent mouth feel. Tight tannins grip well but are nicely balanced with woody notes and fruit sweetness, an exceptional vintage!
Sardinian Porcini Gnocchi, Shaved Parmesan

2003 vintage
A warm season resulting in a richer, riper and fuller body. The lingering sweet fruity palate is perfectly integrated with the oak and high alcohol levels.
Oriental Spiced Red Mullet, Eggplant Confit

2004 vintage
Delicious complex nose with delicate hints of mint and floral notes all counter-balanced with extremely well-integrated velvety tannins aged for two years in barrel.
Chilled Cauliflower Foam Soup

2005 vintage
Warm and dry vintage, full of mulberry and plum aromas with powerful youthful tannins, well balanced with a warm finish and persistent stewed fruit flavours.
Black Olive Crusted Filet of Beef, Veal Compote

Double Chocolate Mudcake with Coconut Jelly and Cranberries will be served at the lobby bar with the Liebich 2004 Vintage Fortified Shiraz. An exceptional finish to the event to accompany our after-dinner networking.


Ticket Booking
Tickets will cost EUR 45 for Club Vivanova members (EUR 49 for guests and non-members). Attendance is limited to fifty persons so early reservations are highly recommended. Please register by replying to info@mittonwines.com

Club Vivanova members can bring promotional materials to introduce their businesses.


Wednesday 8th July, 19.30
Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome Rooftop Terrace Party
Gourmet Buffet with Wine and Chocolate Tasting
Special Praline Presentation
Exclusive event - limited tickets


Rocco ForteOn Wednesday 8th July, we will host a special networking and wine tasting event at the rooftop terrace of the Hotel de Rome in Berlin-Mitte. The location has wonderful views and overlooks the scenic and historical August-Bebel Platz - we have booked the private fifth floor terrace for our event and tickets will be limited to fifty.

Boutique Australian wines will be served with a gourmet Italian flying buffet. Our new club member Pralimio will be offering their wonderful pralines and chocolates at the event. Guests will be offered a guided tour of the hotel and its amenities. Please book early as this event was very popular last year.

Wines for tasting
Meerea Park Viognier 2006, Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia
Yanmah Ridge Merlot 2000, Manjimup, Western Australia
Hundred Tree Hill Pinot Noir 2005, Pyrenees, Victoria

Flying Gourmet Buffet
Beef Tartar on Salsa Verde
Bluefin Tuna Tartar with Tamari and Sesame Oil
Foie Gras Pâté with Roasted Onions and Aceto Balsamico
Prawn Cocktail with Lemon Confit
Parmigiano and San-Daniele Ham Pizzete

Ticket Booking
Tickets will cost EUR 40 for Club Vivanova members (EUR 45 for guests and non-members). Attendance is limited to fifty persons so early reservations are highly recommended. Please register by replying to info@mittonwines.com

Pralimio.de
Our new club members Pralimio (www.pralimio.de) will be presenting their wonderful pralines and chocolate specialities at the event.

The Event Location
Sir Rocco Forte's Hotel de Rome opened in the heart of Berlin in October 2006. It is a conversion of an existing building constructed in 1889 by architect Ludwig Heim (appointed master builder of the government), which housed the head office of Dresdner Bank until 1945.

Club Vivanova members can bring promotional materials to introduce their businesses. This is a great opportunity for members to network and celebrate the start of summer 2008.

 

Thursday 18th June 2009, 19.00
Gourmet Wine Dinner at the new andel's Hotel Berlin
Four-Course Menu with Six Premium Australian Wines

Margaret River, Hunter Valley, Adelaide Hills and Tasmanian wines
The Sky Bar and a. choice Restaurant


Andels BerlinWe are delighted to invite you to our first Club Vivanova event at the newly opened andel's Hotel in Berlin-Mitte (Landsberger Allee).

This event features premium wines from five diverse wine regions in Australia and the event is limited to twenty people due to the hotel's desire to make this dinner exclusive in their gourmet restaurant a.choice.

The aperitif for the event will be served at the 14th floor Sky Bar with fantastic views of Berlin - we will then move to the gourmet restaurant for dinner and presentations.

Gourmet Menu and Wine Pairing
Millefeulle von Auberginen, Strauchtomaten & Mozzarella an Kerbelpesto mit gebratenen Riesengarnelen & schwarzen Oliven

? Taylor Ferguson Sparkling Brut (Chardonnay)

Gebratener Garnelenspieß mit Zitronengras auf einem Mango-Paprika-Chutney
? 2007 Deep Woods Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
? 2003 Meerea Park Alexander Munro Chardonnay

Rinderroulade gefüllt mit Tomaten, Rosinen und Pimienkernen auf mediteranem Gemüse und Kartoffelbaumkuchen
? 2005 Meadowbank Estate Pinot Noir
? 2005 Geoff Weaver Cabernet Merlot

Duo von Schokolade mit Schokoladensorbet und einem weißen Schokoladensüppchen mit Chilli
? 2006 Meerea Park Late Harvest Viognier

Booking tickets
Tickets are limited to twenty and will cost EUR 48 per person (EUR 43 for club members). This will include aperitif, six wines, four course dinner, coffee and water. Please reply to this mail or contact us on info@mittonwines.com to make a booking.

andel's Hotel Berlin
The place to be - Berlin's largest design hotel with 557 rooms and suites, a 1,974 square metre event area, a 570 square metre ballroom and fifteen multiple-use conference rooms. Recently opened very close to Alexanderplatz. Please see www.andelsberlin.com for more information.

Wednesday 27th May, 19.30
Sally's Hill Wine and Barbecue Hof Party
Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
Guest of honour - David Peirce, Deputy Australian Ambassador


Prague WineJoin us for a wine and networking party at Berlin's first and only Australian hotel.

The Adina hotel will be preparing a sumptuous barbecue with Australian specialities and Neill Robb will be at the event to present his fantastic Sally's Hill wines.



Our tasting will include the following exclusive vintages:
Sparkling wine aperitif - Taylor Ferguson Sparkling Brut
1998 Sally's Hill Pinot Noir
2006 Sally's Hill Shiraz
1999 Sally's Hill Cabernet Franc
2005 Sally's Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

The Adina Hotel chefs will be firing up their barbecue offering a wonderful array of Australian specialities including kangaroo, ostrich, imported seafood and summer salads.

Booking tickets
Tickets will cost EUR 25 per person (EUR 20 for Club Vivanova members). Please contact us on info@mittonwines.com to confirm your booking and we will send you further details.

Coinciding Sally's Hill events
Thursday 28th May - Hilton Hotel Dresden
Friday 29th May - SAS Radisson Hotel Prague
Contact us for booking details (info@mittonwines.com)

Sally's Hill Wines
Made in small batches, hand punched, wild yeast fermented and basket pressed, these wines truly express the potential of single varieties from un-irrigated vines, which were planted in 1973. The highly acclaimed vintages normally retail at EUR 30 plus per bottle.

See www.sallyspaddock.com.au for further winery details, tasting notes and Neill Robb's blogs.

Wednesday 29th April, 19.30
Club Vivanova in Prague - Gourmet Wine Dinner
Six-Course Menu with Five Premium New World Wines

Iron Gate Restaurant, Old Town Prague


Prague WineClub Vivanova expands its network this April to Prague. The Iron Gate Restaurant in cooperation with the Czech Australian and New Zealand Association will host a special six-course menu with five complementing Australian and New Zealand wines.


Six Course Five Wine Gourmet Menu
(download as PDF)

CanzaThis is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the historical beauty and romance of Prague while wining and dining in one of the city's best restaurant locations.

Booking tickets
Tickets will cost CZK 1150 (approx. EUR 45), payable at the event. This will include wines, dinner, coffee and water. Please reply to this mail or contact us on info@mittonwines.com to make a booking and we will send you an immediate confirmation.

Iron Gate Hotel and Restaurant
The Iron Gate (www.irongate.cz) is a renovated 14th Century building located in the heart of Prague's Old Town and has been named best historical renovation in the city. We have booked their cellar bar and restaurant exclusively for our event. Seating will be limited to fifty, so please book early.

CANZA
The Czech Australian and New Zealand Association brings together (www.canza.cz). Their mission is to promote the interests and cultures of Australia and New Zealand in the Czech Republic.

Accomodation
The Iron Gate Hotel is offering special rates on single and double rooms for event attendees, so please contact us for further information.


Thursday 30th April, 19.30
Western Australian Wine and Networking Party
Barking Owl Presentation and Gourmet Buffet

Crowne Plaza Hotel Berlin City Centre


Barking OwlJoin us for a pre-May Day celebration wine party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Berlin City Center near the Ku'Damm in Berlin. We will serve the following Western Australian wines complemented by a wonderful Australian buffet - a great opportunity for social and business networking.



2008 Barking Owl Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
2006 Barking Owl Chardonnay
2007 Barking Owl Rose
2005 Barking Owl Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec
2007 Barking Owl Shiraz Viognier


Booking
Tickets will cost EUR 19 per person for Club Vivanova members (EUR 25 for guests and non-members). Please contact us on info@mittonwines.com to confirm your booking and we will send you further event and location details.

WeinwisserWeinwisser -
Our new member and event sponsor

WeinWisser is the only German independent magazine focusing on fine wine - for more than 18 years both wine enthusiasts and leading wine merchants have used it for professional advise on new releases and evaluations of rare wines. We recommend you have a closer look by clicking on their logo.

Barking Owl Wines - Perth Hills, WA
The Barking Owl wines are fruit-forwarded and designed to enjoy in the short to medium term. Barking Owls are birds which live in the forests surrounding the vineyard and can often be seen perched at the end of the vineyard rows on a moonlit night.

Win a Magnum of Barking Owl Cabernet Sauvignon
We will hold a tombola during the evening with prizes including a weekend for two at the Crowne Plaza and a wonderful Magnum of Barking Owl wine.

For further product information or for a copy of our full price lists, please either email us at info@mittonwines.com or call us on 030 2404 5919.

Thursday 26th March, 19.00
Exclusive Sally's Hill Wine Degustation
Gourmet Buffet and Networking Event

Mitton Wines Cellar


AdinaJoin us in our cellars for a tasting presentation with the Sally's Hill wines, an exclusive range of vintages specially imported for the Adina Hotel Group. We thought it would be a great idea to let you sample these wines with the Adina's wonderful cuisine.

The Sally's Hill range is produced by Neill Robb at the Redbank Winery located in the foothills of the Pyrenees in Victoria (famed for its Sally's Paddock and Hundred Tree Hill wines).

Our tasting will include the following vintages:
Sparkling wine aperitif -
Taylor Ferguson Sparkling Brut

1998 Sally's Hill Pinot Noir
2006 Sally's Hill Shiraz
1999 Sally's Hill Cabernet Franc
2005 Sally's Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

Gourmet Buffet
These exceptional wines will be served with a gourmet buffet dinner (vegetarian options will be available) and a selection of cheeses - compliments of the Adina Hotel.

Sally's Hill Wines
Made in small batches, hand punched, wild yeast fermented and basket pressed, these wines truly express the potential of single varieties from un-irrigated vines, which were planted in 1973. The highly acclaimed vintages normally retail at EUR 30 plus per bottle.

See www.sallyspaddock.com.au for further winery details, tasting notes and Neill Robb's blogs.

For booking (ticket details)
Tickets will cost EUR 15 per person for Club Vivanova members (EUR 25 for guests and non-members). Please contact us on info@mittonwines.com to confirm your booking and we will send you further event and location details.

For more information or for a copy of our full product lists, please either email us directly at info@mittonwines.com or simply call us on 030 2404 5919.

Thursday 26th February, 19.00
Our Annual "Magnificent Seven Shiraz" Tasting Event
Seven Course Gourmet Dinner

Piazza Rossa, Rote Rathaus Berlin Mitte


Piazzo RossaWe would like to invite you to a tasting of our seven best Australian Shiraz wines with a seven course gourmet dinner - each course paired with its complementing wine.

Our gourmet networking event will take place in the Piazza Rossa next to the Rote Rathaus in Berlin Mitte (one minute walk from the Alexanderplatz S-Bahn Station). Our private dining room will overlook the Rote Rathaus where a sumptuous dinner will be prepared with a Shiraz presentation.

The ambience is perfect for our club events and we look forward to a fantastic night. This exciting event will offer you an insight into the wonderful Shiraz wines of Australia.

Seven Australian Shiraz wines for tasting
Complementing Seven Course Gourmet Dinner


Carpaccio di Manzo (Beef Carpaccio) with Parmesan Dressing
Echidna Shiraz Merlot, Riverina, NSW

Mediterranean Stuffed Artichoke in Tomato Casserole
Mancini Shiraz Cabernet 2005, Riverina, NSW

Wok-Fried Scampi in Yellow Pepper-Butter with Sweet Peas
Barking Owl Shiraz Viognier 2004, Perth Hills

Penne Arrabiata with Fresh Coriander
Hundred Tree Hill Shiraz 2005, Pyrenees, Victoria

Braised Duck Breast in Redcurrant Sauce with Broccoli Flowers
Meerea Park 'The Aunts Shiraz' 2004, Hunter Valley

Beef Medaillons with Pinenut-Parmesancrust in Marsalla Sauce with Rosemary Potatoes
Meerea Park Alexander Munro Shiraz 2002, Hunter Valley

"Naughty But Nice" Dark Chocolate Dessert
Liebich The Darkie Shiraz 2003, Barossa Valley

*Coffee and water included



For booking
Tickets will cost EUR 45 per person for Club Vivanova members (EUR 49 for guests and non-members). Please contact us on info@mittonwines.com to confirm your booking and we will send you further event and location details.

 

 

Wednesday 28th January 2009, 19.30
Tawny & Vintage Port Wine Presentation
Vox Bar - Grand Hyatt Berlin


Tawny & Vintage PortWe would like to invite you to our “Tawny & Vintage Port Wine Presentation” at the distinguished Vox Bar in the Grand Hyatt Berlin. Our annual Vox Bar event is one of the year's most interesting networking evenings and is our first Club Vivanova event of 2009.


The Ports to be served at this event have been specially selected by our presenter David Arnold of Berlin-based Fey Wines - a Portugese wine specialist. Speciality tapas, cheeses and complementing amuse bouche will be prepared by the Grand Hyatt Berlin Vox Head Chef Pablo Lohele.

We will start the evening with an aperitif cocktail "Portonic", a classic and refreshing long-drink of Niepoort dry white port with tonic over ice and fresh mint. The five specialist ports for the tasting will be as follows:

2004 Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage Ruby Port
2005 Niepoort Vintage Ruby Port
(93/100 P. Weinwelt; 19/20 Vinho da Casa)
Niepoort Senior Tawny Port 5 Years
Niepoort Tawny Port 10 Years Old
1988 Niepoort Colheita Tawny Port


Coffee will be served after the event, at 9pm live jazz entertainment will begin at the bar. Guests are welcome to stay at the Vox Bar and relax into the evening. The ports for the tasting will be available for purchase by the bottle after the event at discounted prices.



For booking
Tickets will cost EUR 45 for Club Vivanova members (EUR 50 per head for non-members and guests). We are limiting seats to forty so early reservations are recommended. Please contact us at info@mittonwines.com to confirm your booking and we will send you further payment and location details.

 

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