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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 with creative and exciting concepts.

 


 

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Previous Events 2006

Wednesday 20th December , 19.00 - 21:30
Members Networking Lounge
Wine Cellars at Oranienburger Strasse 87

You are cordially invited to a “Members Networking Lounge” from 19.00 to 21.30 on Wednesday 20th December in our cellars at Oranienburger Strasse 87, 10178 Berlin. This is a great opportunity for members to do some networking and we would also like to offer each member in attendance a special Christmas gift!

This is a members-only night!

If you have guests that would like to attend and are interested in joining the club, then we urge you to bring them along. They should join the club at the event and then we will only bill them from next year.

The event is free of charge and we will taste some wonderful wines together and I would like to thank you all immensely for your support this year, thanks for attending our events and believe me, we will be pushing Club Vivanova forward next year with plenty of new and creative energy.

All the best, please RSVP.

 

Thursday 7th December, 19.00
Christmas Cabaret Wine Dinner with Kim Eustice
Ultra Lounge, Stilwerk
Guest of Honour - Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya of Toro

Kim EusticeWe would like to invite you to a Christmas Cabaret night at the wonderful Ultra Lounge at the Stilwerk in Berlin. This will be a wine and dine event. Kim Eustice, Berlin's most popular Australian cabaret act, will perform for us at the event.

The Stilwerk is one of Berlin's most exclusive design shopping stores. Our host, the Ultra Lounge offers concerts nightly throughout the year. Kim Eustice will present her solo cabaret show "Winter in Wodonga", an all original-material show performed in a witty, satirical and entertaining manner, exploring the fate of an Australian living in Berlin!

A Christmas greeting will be offered by our guest of honour Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya of Toro, whose recent book release "The Odyssey of an African Princess" will be presented during the evening.

Guests will be served with a glass of Aldridge Estate Sparkling Brut from Victoria, Australia and the following menu will be served precceding the show.

Warm Marinated Seafood Salad with Chilli Vinaigrette
Liebich Unwooded Chardonnay 2003, Barossa Valley

Filet Mignon with Mushroom, Cognac and Black Pepper Sauce
Meerea Park The Aunts Shiraz 2003, Hunter Valley

Pavlova with Fresh Fruits
Liebich Tawny Port - 15 year old, Barossa Valley

There will be a vegetarian option if required. This is a great opportunity to sample the flavour of Australian wines whilst networking with other like-minded individuals. Club Vivanova members can bring along marketing and promotional materials for our membership presentation area.


For bookings
Cost: EUR 45 per person (EUR 35 for Club Vivanova members), please book by email - info@mittonwines.com.
Futher location details will be offered upon your booking.

 

Friday 17th November 19:00
After-Work Business Party with Margaret River Wines
Mitton Wines Cellar
Special Guest Speaker - Winemaker Ben Gould - Deep Woods Estate

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We would like to invite you to an after-work business wine-tasting party with special guest Ben Gould, winemaker of the boutique Deep Woods Estate in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. This will be a casual event to be held at the Mitton Wines cellar near Hackescher Markt, Berlin-Mitte; Ben Gould is flying in specially for this event.

Deep Woods Estate is a boutique winery located on Commonage Road, Yallingup in the northern corner of the premium wine-growing region of Margaret River in Western Australia—close to the resort town of Dunsborough and the famed surf break at Yallingup (an aboriginal word meaning "place of love"). The winery was awarded five stars by wine writer James Halliday, the reds earning 94 tasting points.

Deep Woods Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Deep Woods Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Deep Woods Estate Shiraz 2005

The event will run from 19.00 to 21.30 with antipasti and culinary surprises (including vegetarian option) to be supplied by our catering and home-delivery partners Bloomsburys. I am sure the majority of us will move on for dinner and cocktails after the event somewhere in the "trendy" area close by the cellar.

This is a great opportunity to sample the flavour of Western Australia whilst networking with other like-minded individuals. Club Vivanova members can bring along marketing and promotional materials for our membership presentation area that we are launching at this event.


Bookings
We will be charging EUR 25 per person (EUR 20 for Club Vivanova members), please book by email info@mittonwines.com. Futher location details will be offered upon your booking.

Wednesday 25th October, 19.30
Meerea Park Wine-tasting with Winemaker Rhys Eather
Australian Embassy Berlin

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Rhys Eather Meerea ParkWe would like to invite you to an exclusive wine-tasting event with special guest Rhys Eather, winemaker and owner of the boutique Meerea Park winery in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. The event will be held at the Australian Embassy; Rhys Eather is flying over especially for our week of tasting events in Germany and the Czech Republic- see below for other dates and locations.

Meerea Park is a family owned winery in the Pokolbin region of the Hunter Valley producing premium handcrafted wines. Rhys Eather has established a reputation over the last decade as one of the leading boutique wine producers in Australia, having won over 300 wine show awards including 4 major trophies at national and international wine shows in the last 6 years. Meerea Park is rated with five stars by James Halliday.

The following wines and buffet will be served whilst Rhys explains the production techniques and wine-making traditions of the Hunter Valley – one of Australia’s oldest wine growing regions.

Epoch Semillon 2003 - 90 points, Winefront Monthly
Alexander Munro Chardonnay 2003 - 91/100 – Paul Ippolito
Shiraz Viognier 2003 - Highly Recommended - Winewise
The Aunts Shiraz 2003 - Rating 93 - James Halliday
Alexander Munro Shiraz 2002 - Rating 92 - James Halliday

Steamed Shrimps in Rice Paper with Coriander and Spring Onions
Grilled Crostinis with Wild Mushrooms and Fresh Herbs
Backed Zucchini with Basil, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Goats Cheese
Home-Cured Salmon with Lemon Pancakes, Dill and Cream Cheese
Kangaroo Skewers Marinated in Honey, Ginger, and Cumin
Polenta Cubes with Chili, Parmesan, Rosemary and Parma Ham
Chicken Marinated in Star Anis, Soya Sauce and Chinese Spices

This is a great opportunity to sample the flavour of Australia whilst networking with other like-minded individuals.

For bookings
Tickets are limited and for security reasons are available strictly by reservation only. We will be charging EUR 30 per person (EUR 25 for Club Vivanova members), please book by email info@mittonwines.com. Futher security and location details will be offered upon your booking.

Vegatarian option is available for the buffet.

Rhys Eather - Germany event dates
Frankfurt - Tuesday 24th October – Weinforum Frankfurt
Hamburg – Thursday 26th October – Marriott Hotel
Prague – Friday 27th October – to be allocated
Email us (info@mittonwines.com) for more information

Thursday 28th September, 20:00
Tasmanian Gala Wine Dinner and “Naked Raven” Concert
Five Course Gourmet Dinner with Five Premium Wines

Grand Ballroom – Hotel Intercontinental Berlin

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Tasmanian Gala Wine DinnerThe Hotel Intercontinental Berlin will be hosting a Tasmanian wine and food promotion in September. The launch and highlight of this culinary week will be a “Tasmanian Gala Wine Dinner and Concert” on 28th September in their Grand Ballroom with wines from Meadowbank Estate.

The Meadowbank wines are amongst the finest in our portfolio. Vines were first planted on the Meadowbank property in 1974 when only the inspired and brave lovers of wine were beginning the renaissance of the Tasmanian wine industry.

Guest speaker Tim Lockwood, Marketing Manager for Germany of the Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation will present the regional characteristics of Tasmanian wines. Guests of honour will include Daniel Sloper, Deputy Head of Mission of the Australian Embassy Berlin and his wife Dr. Fiona Webster.

Internationally acclaimed musical group “Naked Raven” will perform during the event. Recent sell-out shows to audiences across Europe have attracted rave reviews for these Australian musicians with their divine blend of strings, percussion, piano, acoustic guitar and vocals. Please see www.nakedraven.com for more information.

Please click here for details of the five course gourmet dinner with five outstanding wines from Meadowbank Estate (a vegetarian option will be available). Three of these wines are exclusively imported for this dinner and are not available on the German market yet.

For booking
Tickets are priced at a special sponsored rate of EUR 59 per person (EUR 49 for Club Vivanova members). Please book by emailing us by return on info@mittonwines.com. You can reach us on 030 2404 5919 if you have any questions.

We are expecting a very good turn-out for this event, a wonderful opportunity for social and business networking alike!

We would like to thank our supporting partners including the Australian Trade Commission, Qantas Airlines, the Tasmanian Tourism Bureau and Hartrodt Transport.

Previous Events

Wednesday 6th September, 19:00
Club Vivanova meets Diplomats – Wine and Networking
Mark Brandenburg Restaurant, Hilton Hotel Berlin

diplomatsIn conjunction with the Hilton Hotel, the diplomaten.net group and the Karen Davis Agency for International Communications, we would like to invite you to a "Business Networking Event with Buffet and Wine Tasting" at the Hilton Hotel Berlin at 19.00 on Wednesday 6th September. Amongst our guests of honour will be a number of diplomats from the British, American, Danish and Australian Embassies.

The Mark Brandenburg Restaurant is hosting an Australian wine promotion for the month of September. As a highlight for the promotion, Henrik Petersen, the restaurant manager is offering a wonderful finger buffet with a variety of the restaurant's specialities and Australian wines to complement our event.

Guests of honour will include Daniel Sloper (Deputy Ambassador - Australian Embassy), Simon Kendall (Head of Trade - British Embassy), Bill Czajkowski (Commercial Counselor - U.S. Embassy) and Rey Santella (Agricultural Attache - U.S. Embassy).

Wines for tasting will be from the selection on the restaurant list including our Mancini Vignerons Selection Chardonnay 2005 (Riverina, New South Wales), Mancini Vignerons Selection Cabernet Merlot 2004 (Riverina, New South Wales), Barking Owl Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2005 (Perth Hills, Western Australia) and Hundred Tree Hill Shiraz 2003 (Pyrenees, Victoria).

As an extra contribution, the hotel is offering free parking for all guests in the hotel car-park. The Hilton Hotel Berlin is located on the Gendarmenmarkt, easily accessible by public transport.


For bookings
Tickets will only cost EUR 25 per person (EUR 15 for Vivanova members) and are available by reservation only. Please book by emailing us by return on info@mittonwines.com. Early reservations are recommended.

Wednesday 23rd August, 18.45
Summer Cruise on the Spree
White Wine & Seafood

Berlin SpreeJoin us for our annual wine and dine cruise down the River Spree, enjoying some of the best white wines that Australia can offer, dining on fresh and succulent Greenland prawns and fresh summer salads. What a great way to idle away a summer’s evening and meet some new friends and business contacts!

We have picked three wonderful white wines from our portfolio and these will be tasted in turn as we take you through Berlin on an open topped (with covered dining area) and cosy cruise boat, “La Belle”. To complement these wines, we will serve a dinner of fresh prawns and a selection of summer salads.

Our cruise boat, “La Belle” will pick up at 18.45 by the Bundespressestrand station on the Spree and then we will do a sight-seeing tour around Berlin whilst wining and dining until 22.30. Past events have been a huge success and we organise this again this year due to continued interest from members and guests alike. In this heat, we couldn’t think of a better night out!

Wines for tasting
Yanmah Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2005, Western Australia
Meerea Park Epoch Semillon 2004, Hunter Valley
Liebichwein Unoaked Chardonnay 2005, Barossa Valley


For bookings
Tickets will only cost EUR 45 per person (EUR 35 for Vivanova members) and are available by reservation only, bookings are limited to fifty. Please book by emailing us by return on info@mittonwines.com. Dress code is casual.

Transport to and from the cruise will be easy, the new Hauptbahnhof is a two minute walk from the docking area.

 

Thursday 20th July, 19.30
New World Australia vs. Old World Germany
Gourmet Wine Tasting Dinner
Terrace of the Weinbar Rutz

Join us for an outdoor terrace dining event and experience a comparative tasting of premium Australian wines and premium German wines. A four course dinner will be complemented with eight hand-picked wines. We will be tasting these wines “blind” so you have the chance to pick which you think are New World and which are Old World.

Jurgen Hammer, chef sommelier and Manuela Sporbert, restaurant manager will run us through the wine varieties with a gourmet menu prepared by chef Marco Mueller. To understand the true value of this dinner, please note that the served wines are listed at approximately EUR 35 per bottle in Weinbar Rutz.

Thuna 24 - 24 Stunden mit Gewürzen mariniert auf orientalischem Couscous mit Ananas Chutney / Tuna 24 - 24 Hour Marinated with Herbs on Spicy Couscous and Pineapple Chutney
Premium Sauvignon Blanc (from both countries)

Confierter Kabeljau auf lauwarmem Tomaten-Lakitzsalat mit Arbequina-nage / Codfish on Lukewarm Salad of Tomatoes and Liquorice with Sauce of Arbequina Olives
Premium Chardonnay (from both countries)

Rinderfilet im Crunchy Schwarzbrotmantel auf Kartoffel-Waldpilzragout / Crunchy Filet of Beef, Wrapped with Dark Bread with Ragout of Potatoes and Mushrooms
Premium Pinot Noir (from both countries)

Mit Pitoucrème gefüllter Colombier auf Basilikum-Auberginenconfit und Tomatensorbet / Colombier Cheese Stuffed with Pistou Cream and Tomato Sorbet
Premium Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot (from both countries)

Book up now and join us. Seats are limited to thirty six, cost is EUR 75 per person (EUR 65 for Club Vivanova members). Please book by emailing us by return on events@clubvivanova.de.

Tuesday 6th June, 19.30pm
Summer Lounge Party – Royal Elephant Restaurant
Thai and Indian buffet - with great Australian wines

Club Vivanova will be hosting our next event at a wonderful Thai restaurant in Berlin-Prenzlauerburg. We have managed to book the complete front terrace of the restaurant to offer you the chance to eat, drink and network in the warm evening weather. Food and wines will be served from 19.30 until 22.00.

A specially prepared Thai and Indian buffet will be available including chicken soup with coconut milk and lemon grass, assorted spring rolls with spicy sauces, baked chicken wontons, stir-fried tofu and spring vegetables with oyster sauce, Thai red curry with chicken and eggplant, basil and lime leaves and traditionally prepared Indian fried beef. This is an all you can eat and drink event to welcome in the World Cup 2006 so come over and enjoy the evening with us. There will be plenty of time to network after the event so please bring your business cards!

Wines will be served from our Echidna selection (Semillon Chardonnay and our award winning Shiraz Merlot) and our Mancini Vignerons Selection (Chardonnay and Shiraz Cabernet). Tickets will cost EUR 25 per person (EUR 15 for Club Vivanova members). Please contact Bradley Mitton on 030 2404 5919 for further information.

We hope you can join us as last year’s summer party was well attended with over one hundred guests and it was great fun!

Wednesday 24th May, 7.30pm
Barking Owl Winemaker’s Dinner and Tasting
Trader Vic’s Restaurant and Mai Tai Bar in the Hilton Berlin

In co-operation with Club Vivanova and Mitton International Wines, we would like to invite you to an evening of Western Australian wines and exquisite Polynesian cuisine. Our special guest for this event will be Blair Hill from the Millbrook winery in the Perth Hills region of Western Australia. Our guests of honour will be the newly appointed Australian Ambassador, His Excellency Ian Kemish and the Hilton Berlin Director of Operations Hanno Sigge.

The chefs at Trader Vics have created a wonderful Polynesian menu to complement four of the Barking Owl wines. During the dinner, Blair Hill will take us through each wine detailing the style and production techniques used at the Millbrook winery.

Barking Owl Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2004
Grilled Prawns with Garlic and Coriander Butter
Gebratene Riesengarnele mit Knoblauch und Korianderbutter

Barking Owl Chardonnay 2003
Cantonese Steamed Sea Bream with Ginger and Spring onions
Gedämpfte Dorade mit Ingwer, Frühlingszwiebeln und Sojasauce

Barking Owl Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2003
Lamb Cutlets with Marzipan Crust, Saffron Rice and Rosemary
Lammkotelettes mit Marzipankruste an Safranreis und Rosmarin

Barking Owl Shiraz Viognier 2003
Chocolate Tart with Marinated Berries
Schokoladentarte mit marinierten Beerenfrüchten

Fortune Cookies & Coffee
Glückskekse & Kaffee

Please book early by emailing us on info@mittonwines.com. Price per person is EUR 45.00 (EUR 35.00 for Club Vivanova members).

There will be a tombola after the event with the following prizes:
- Complimentary night for two at the Hilton Berlin incl. breakfast
- Dinner for two at Trader Vic's Restaurant and Mai Tai Bar
- Gift box of Barking Owl wines



Coinciding Barking Owl Events in Germany

Monday 22nd May – Barking Owl Gourmet Tasting in Hamburg
Tuesday 23rd May – Barking Owl Gourmet Tasting in Frankfurt
Contact us for further details

Wednesday 10th May - 18.30
Jade River Wine Launch and Networking Event
Terrace Party

We would like to invite you to a wine launch and networking event at the Stretch Berlin-Australian Bar in Berlin-Mitte in conjunction with the diplomaten.net group and the Karen Davis Agency for International Communications. A great opportunity to taste some exciting new wines from our portfolio and to do some business and social networking.

Our party will take place at the hof-terrace of the Stretch Bar near the Gendarmenmarkt, which backs onto the historical buildings of the KfW. The terrace will be set-up exclusively for our promotional party.

The Jade River wines have recently arrived on the German market and are produced in Western Australia using local grapes from premium wine-growing regions including Margaret River, Geographe and the Great Southern. The wines are bright, fresh and fruit-driven, designed to be consumed as young wines for easy-drinking.

For your enjoyment, we will be showcasing the Jade River Classic Dry White 2004 (Riesling and Verdelho blend) and the Jade River Shiraz 2003. An assortment of gourmet cocktail snacks will be provided during the evening.

Please book by emailing us by return on info@mittonwines.com, tickets will cost EUR 20 (EUR 12 for Club Vivanova members).

We hope you can attend our first outdoor event of 2006. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday 27th April 2006 - 7:30pm
Gourmet Dinner & Cooking Demonstration
The Midtown Grill

We would like to invite you to a gourmet dinner and cooking demonstration at The Midtown Grill in the Marriott Hotel Berlin. This event will encapsulate the marriage of food and wines with the fusion cuisine of Executive Chef Jens Juettner.

It is our belief that food and wine have a natural affinity and so we have paired four premium Australian wines with a wonderful menu from the restaurant. Chef Juettner will demonstrate how each course is prepared from his open kitchen and there will be an explanation of the pairing of the wines with each dish.

Green Peppercorn Sauteed Strawberries, Watercress and Arrugula with Balsamico Vinaigrette and Pine Nuts
Yanmah Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2004, Manjimup, Western Australia

Sydney Crayfish Cakes with Macadamia Mayonnaise and Mango Cilantro Salad
Geoff Weaver Chardonnay 1999, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Outback Filet Mignon in Mushroom Reduction with Picasso of Hollandaise Sauce, Spinach and Roasted Parisienne Potatoes
Hundred Tree Hill Shiraz 2003, Pyrenees, Victoria

Creme Brulee with Caramelised Forest Fruit Basket
Liebichwein 15 year old Tawny, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Seats are limited so please book as soon as possible by emailing us by return on info@mittonwines.com. Tickets cost EUR 59 per person (Club Vivanova members will receive a free aperitif upon arrival at the event).

We look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks and best regards.

Thursday 6th April 2006
Sushi, Wine and Vietnamese Cuisine
4 You and Friends Restaurant, Savignyplatz

Sushi, Wine and Vietnamese Cuisine – join us for an evening of great Australian wines, freshly prepared sushi and authentic Vietnamese cuisine prepared by resident Chef Yung.

Sparkling wine aperitif - Aldridge Estate Sparkling Brut

Coconut Shrimp Soup with Lemongrass and Basil
Hot Spicy Tuna Sushi Rolls
Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce
Selection of Grilled Beef, Chicken and Pork Satays with Kimchi and Jasmine Rice
Sweet Asian Surprises

Four complementing wines will be served with each course from our Mancini Vignerons Selection including Semillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Merlot and Shiraz Cabernet.

Tickets will cost EUR 30 (EUR 20 for Club Vivanova members) and can be booked by emailing us on info@mittonwines.com. Don't miss this one, seats are limited!

 

Friday 7th April 2006
A Journey across Australia
Courtyard by Marriott Berlin Teltow

Join us for a culinary journey through the exciting wine regions of Australia.

With the support of the Australian Wine Bureau, we will launch our April promotion with a “Wine & Dine" gourmet night. We are pleased to welcome Daniel Sloper, Charge d’Affaires a.i. Australian Embassy Berlin as our guest of honour and Tim Lockwood from the Australian Wine Bureau. As a highlight of the dinner, there will be a presentation of the history and production of Australian wines from Bradley Mitton.

Aldridge Estate Sparkling Brut

Lobster & Mango Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
2004 Barking Owl Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Fresh Tomato Soup with Avocado & Shallots
2004 Mancini Chardonnay

Lamb Fillet Marinated in Eucalyptus with Braised Capsicum on Crispy Potato Cake
2003 Hundred Tree Hill Shiraz

Baked Cardamon Custard with Tawny Port Figs & Almonds
Liebichwein 15 year old Tawny

Coffee & Dried Fruit Chocolates

Price per person EUR 49 (EUR 44 for Club Vivanova members). Reservations by e-mail to sigrid.stelling@courtyard.com or by telephone at 03328 440 458.

 

Wednesday 15th March 2006
Magnificent Seven Shiraz Event
Grand Intercontinental Hotel Berlin

 

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Another excellent Magnificent Seven Shiraz evening, this year at the Intercontinental. Over 50 guests attended, including the Australian Ambassador, Her Excellency, Mrs Pamela Fayle with her husband David Fayle and the Western Australian Agent Noel Ashcroft. Tim Lockwood from Wine Australia also attended as well as Daniel Lutzemann from New World Gourmet who was responsible for the exotic wild hibiscus flowers served with the Aldridge sparkling wine.

As with the previous years, this was a blind tasting of seven Australian shiraz wines that accompanied a delicious menu. The wines were served at intervals with prizes for the guests who could correctly pick each wine. It proved to be difficult with no outright winners guessing all seven shiraz wines. There were three guests who were each able to pick five from seven wines, the guests shared prizes which included a dinner for two at the Intercontinental, a selection of fine Shiraz wine from Mitton International Wines and a weekend with a rental car.

 

Invitation

Magnificent Seven ShirazOn Wednesday 15th March at 19.30, Club Vivanova will host the much-anticipated and exclusive tasting of our seven best Australian Shiraz wines. The event will take place in the Bellevue Room of the Grand Intercontinental Hotel Berlin. Our guest of honour will be Her Excellency Pamela Fayle, the Australian Ambassador to Germany, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. This exciting event will offer you an insight into the wonderful Shiraz wines of Australia.

The evening will begin with a glass of Aldridge Estate Sparkling Brut, uniquely served with Australian Wild Hibiscus Flowers, just wait until you try this amazing concoction! We will then take you through the history, wine-making styles and regional differences in the wonderful Shiraz wines that are produced in the various areas of Australia.

Gourmet Menu
- Zesty Wonton soup with Chinese Vegetables
- Braised Oxtail on Pine-Nut Polenta in Coconut-Lemon Fond
- Duet of Goat Cheese & Caramelised Pear on Roasted Walnut Bread
- Assorted Chocolate Pralines & Coffee

The highlight of the night will be a blind tasting of seven Shiraz wines as detailed below. This will offer you the chance to guess where the Shiraz wines were produced in Australia offering some entertainment and tasting education. Prizes will be offered to those who guess the correct origins of the wines.

The first prize will be dinner for two in the LA Café at the Grand Intercontinental with our Shiraz wines. The second prize is a free weekend car rental from Enterprise Rent-a-Car. The third prize will be a complimentary box of Shiraz wines.

Australian Shiraz wines for tasting

Liebich The Darkie Shiraz 2003, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Hundred Tree Hill Shiraz 2003, Pyrenees, Victoria
Meerea Park Aunt's Shiraz 2003, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
Barking Owl Shiraz 2002, Perth Hills, Western Australia
Meerea Park Shiraz Viognier 2003, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
Mancini Shiraz Cabernet 2004, Riverina, New South Wales
Echidna Shiraz Merlot NV, Riverina, New South Wales

Tickets will cost EUR 55 per person (EUR 48 for Club Vivanova members and Intercontinental privilege club members). Please reserve your seats by emailing us by return on events@clubvivanova.com. We hope you can attend as this is sure to be another fun and informative evening.

For more information about Club Vivanova membership and application details, please see www.clubvivanova.de. We would like to thank the Australian Embassy, the Australian Wine Bureau, New World Gourmet and the Grand Intercontinental Hotel for their support in this event.

 

Thursday 23rd February 2006
Wine and Art Dinner
Timm's Restaurant, Berlin-Charlottenburg

Our second event in February will be a gourmet wine dinner with an Australian art presentation at Timm's Restaurant, Schillerstrasse 20, Berlin-Charlottenburg. A suite of seven framed prints of enlarged Australian stamps from the 1977 Queens Jubilee Edition will be presented by Gitte Weise. Tickets will cost EUR 45 per person (EUR 40 for Club Vivanova members).

 

Sunday 19th February 2006
Wine tasting and Spectrum Concert
Gemäldegalerie

 

Review

170 guests attended the fabulous Franz Schubert concert in the sculpture gallery of the Kultureforum. This event was the product of a lot volunteer effort on part of business and participants including Frank Dodge of Spectrum Concerts, Club Vivanova, Kaiser Friedrich Museum Verein, Steinway and the Intercontinental, Berlin.

The musicians, Priya Mitchell on Violin, Christian Poltéra on Violincello and Kathryn Stott on Piano enchanted with three pieces from Franz Schubert. During the break and at the conclusion of the concert, the gallery was open for the guests to enjoy. To conclude an excellent evening in musik and art, attendees were able to participate in a wine tasting of four Mancini wines including the Mancini Shiraz Cabernet (Riverina, Australia) which recently had an outstanding review in the FAZ newspaper (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 4.2.2006).

 

Invitation

Our first event in February is in co-operation with Spectrum Concerts. This will take place in the Gemaeldegalerie at the Kulturforum near Potsdamer Platz where a wonderful Franz Schubert concert will be followed by an Australian wine tasting. Tickets will cost EUR 12 per person.

 

Wednesday 25th January 2006
Single Malt Whisky Evening with Scotsman Bernie McGee
Vox Bar at the Grand Hyatt Berlin

 

Review

It was wonderful to have 60 guests attend the Single Malt Scottish Whisky tasting in the cosy Vox Bar. Bernie McGee (pictured 3rd from the left) proved to be a real Scotsman, full of character and with an excellent Whisky knowledge. Bernie was our host for the evening guiding us through 6 Single Malts with special insider information on each whisky including the history of the distillery and how each whisky has its own personality.

One of the highlights was the 1993 Furan lle Reserve of Islay Single Islay Malt which was described as being a 'single single' malt as it is not comes from one distillery but from one single barrel... and has a very limited number of bottles released.

The evening was co-hosted by Bradley Mitton of Mitton International Wines (photo: left) and Mr Edgar Katzer, (photo: second from the left) the Vox Bar Manager and Mr Philippe Zuber (photo: far right) The Food and Beverage directory for the Grand Hyatt.

Invitation

We would like to invite you to our first Club Vivanova event of 2006. We will be hosting an exclusive single malt whisky tasting at the distinguished Vox Bar of the Grand Hyatt Berlin on Wednesday 25th January at 7pm.

Scotsman Bernie McGee, a single malt whisky expert and in full kilt, will take
us on a tour of the Scottish whisky regions from the Highlands to the Lowlands, Campbeltown and the islands of Arran and Islay. Bernie will explain the differences in regions and flavours and there will be a tasting of the following distinctive six single malts. Speciality cheeses and complementing amuse bouche will be prepared by the Grand Hyatt Berlin Vox Head Chef Pablo Lohele.

Arran Non-chill Filtered Single Island Malt (46% Vol.)
Glenfarclas 12 years old Single Highland Malt (43% Vol.)
Bruichladdich 10 year old Single Islay Malt (46% Vol.)
Springbank 10 years old Single Campbeltown Malt (46% Vol.)
Bruichladdich 3D "Moine Mhor" Single Islay Malt (46% Vol.)
1993 Fuaran Ile Reserve of Islay Single Islay Malt (46% Vol.)

Royal Deeside natural Scottish mineral water will be served during the event and at 9pm, live jazz entertainment will begin at the bar as we wind down the
tasting. You are of course very welcome to stay at the Vox Bar and relax into
the evening.

Single Malt Whiskey Evening with Scotsman Bernie McGeeTickets will cost EUR 40 per head and EUR 35 for Club Vivanova members, we are limiting seats to fifty so early reservations are recommended. Please contact us by return mail or on to confirm your booking and we will send you further payment and location details. The whiskies for the tasting will be available for purchase by the bottle after the event at discounted prices.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your continued support.

Warmest regards in the New Year.

 

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