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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 2007

Wednesday 23rd April - 19.00 to 22.00
Spring Hof Party with Wine Tasting & Barbecue
Mitton Wines Cellar and Hof - Oranienburgerstrasse 87

Capel ValeTo celebrate Spring and the "warming-up" of Berlin, what could be more appealing than bucket-loads of chilled Australian wine, sizzling barbecued meats and great company! We would like to celebrate this time of year with with you at our wine cellar and hof in Oranienburger Strasse, Hackescher Markt on Wednesday 23rd April.

Our networking party will be hosted at our business premises, where we have a host of wonderful wines for you to choose from and try during the evening. Our neighbours FUNKstore Berlin will be offering a grilled barbecue specially prepared for the occassion and we expect this informal event will be very successful.

Wines for tasting have been selected from the restaurant's own wine card offering an overview of regional varietals from Australia's best wine growing regions. The buffet will include some Turkish specialities as well as a barbecue. The FUNKstore will offer special rates on their items in their shop including free optical tests. Please see www.funk.de for more information.

For booking
Tickets will cost EUR 10 per person for Club Vivanova members(EUR 20 for non-members and guests) and are available by reservation only. Please book by emailing us by return on info@mittonwines.com. Early reservations are recommended.

 

Thursday 3rd April - 19.30
Business Networking Event with the Diplomaten Group
New "Australian" Adina Apartment Hotel - Berlin Mitte

Capel ValeIn conjunction with the diplomaten.net group of companies, Club Vivanova would like to invite you to a formal business networking event with finger buffet and wine tasting at Germany's first Australian Hotel, the newly opened Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin. Amongst our guests of honour will be a number of diplomats from various Embassies in Berlin.

The diplomaten.net group offers a business platform for a number of corporations in Berlin from a range of sectors within the business community - all are focused on high-level networking in the city. For partner details, please see their website. The newly opened Adina Apartment Hotel is operated by the Toga Hospitality Group, who began operations in 1982 and currently operate 44 strategically located hotels across Australia, Hungary, Denmark and now Germany. These comprise in excess of 5,500 apartments and hotel rooms.

The event will be held in the Perth and Brisbane conference rooms with access to the courtyard for networking and socialising.

Wines for tasting have been selected from the restaurant's own wine card offering an overview of regional varietals from Australia's best wine growing regions. The event will begin with introductions from the Adina management and the diplomaten.net organisers and then networking and finger buffet with wine tasting.



For booking
Tickets will cost EUR 30 per person for Club Vivanova members(EUR 35 for non-members and guests) and are available by reservation only. Please book by emailing us by return on info@mittonwines.com. Early reservations are recommended.

Friday 29th February, 19.30
Magnificent Seven Shiraz Tasting & Gourmet Dinner
Shima Restaurant, Berlin-Schoeneberg

Capel ValeWe would like to invite you to a tasting of our seven best Australian Shiraz wines. This gourmet networking event will take place in the Shima Restaurant in Berlin-Schoeneberg. Our guest of honour will be Daniel Sloper, Charges D’Affaires at the Australian Embassy in Berlin and his wife Fiona Webster. This exciting event will offer you an insight into the wonderful Shiraz wines of Australia.

The Shima Restaurant (www.shima-world.de) has been a highlight of Berlin's culinary history serving Asian Fusion cuisine for the past ten years. The ambience is wonderful for our club events and owner Ernesto Kuoni will prepare a sumptuous dinner to complement our wonderful Shiraz wines.

Seven Australian Shiraz wines for tasting
Liebich The Darkie Shiraz 2003, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Hundred Tree Hill Shiraz 2003, Pyrenees, Victoria
Meerea Park The Aunt's Shiraz 2004, Hunter Valley, NSW
Barking Owl Shiraz Viognier 2004, Perth Hills, Western Australia
Meerea Park Shiraz Viognier 2004, Hunter Valley, NSW
Mancini Shiraz Cabernet 2005, Riverina, NSW
Echidna Shiraz Merlot, Riverina, NSW

The highlight of the night will be a blind tasting of these seven Shiraz wines. This will offer you the chance to guess where the Shiraz wines were produced in Australia offering some entertainment and tasting education.

Four Course Gourmet Menu

Laotian Ricepaper Rolls
Ricepaper rolls stuffed with glass noodles, lettuce, fresh herbs, king tiger prawns and pork tenderloin with a Thai vinaigrette

Siam Satay Platter
Satay platter with marinated skewers of chicken, beef tenderloin, king tiger prawns and fish yakitori, served with sweet and sour Thai style cucumber salad and a peanut red curry and mango dip

Mole Kangaroo Striploin (Shima Speciality)
Pan-fried kangaroo striploin with chocolate-chili gravy, sauted green beans and roasted sweet potatoes
or
Korean Braised Ribs with Kimchee
Marinated, Korean style braised ribs, served with kimchee

Death by chocolate
Coffee or tea
*Vegetarian option available on pre-ordered request

Full menu details - pdf download (52kb)

Prizes for guessing the correct origins of the wines:
First prize - Dinner for two at Shima
Second prize - Complimentary bottle of Shiraz
Third prize - Complimentary bottle of Shiraz



For booking
Tickets will cost EUR 43 per person (EUR 38 for Club Vivanova members). Please contact us on info@mittonwines.com to confirm your booking and we will send you location details.

Thursday 31st January 2008, 19.00
Single Malt Whisky Tasting with Bernie McGee
"The Master Distiller Jim McEwan Experience"

Vox Bar - Grand Hyatt Berlin

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Capel ValeThis is one of our best attended networking events and we would like to send you the invitation now for our first Club Vivanova event of 2008. Join us for a “Single Malt Whisky Tasting” at the distinguished Vox Bar of the Grand Hyatt Berlin on Thursday 31st January.

The whiskies served at the event have been personally selected by Master Distiller Jim McEwan of the Bruichladdich Distillery, Islay.

Further details of the event and a reminder will be available in mid-January however should you wish to book now, then please contact us to make sure your tickets are reserved.


For booking
Tickets will cost EUR 45 per head and EUR 40 for Club Vivanova members, we are limiting seats to fifty so early reservations are recommended. Please contact us on info@mittonwines.com to confirm your booking and we will send you further payment and location details.

Thursday 20th December, 18.30
Club Members Christmas Networking Lounge
InterContinental Hotel Berlin, The Marlene Bar


Capel ValeOn Thursday 20th December, we will host our Christmas Members-only Networking Lounge, an event that we have developed into a bi-annual occasion. This is a free event for club members.

The InterContinental Hotel Berlin has kindly offered us the Marlene Bar and we will be provided with complimentary glühwein (prepared specially from Australian Shiraz) and a warm happy-hour buffet.

This event is free of charge and exclusive for Club Vivanova members. Our sponsoring partner and member Schokozeit AG will be offering some chocolate specialities at the evening.

Guest attendance
Guests/non-members who would like to join Club Vivanova can attend this event by joining now. Simply complete the application form, fax or email it to us and this will be your registration for the members lounge event. Annual membership will not be charged until the 2008 calendar year. So join now, come to our exclusive event and pay nothing until next year.

Club Vivanova members can bring promotional materials to introduce their businesses and this is a great opportunity for members to network and celebrate 2007 with some of our more special friends in the club. The event is free of charge and all members attending will receive a special Christmas gift!

As the New Year approaches and we all prepare for our holidays and celebrations, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your support this year.

Please RSVP directly to info@mittonwines.com for booking this event.

Friday 7th December, 19.00
Mitton Wines Cellar

After-Work Business Networking Party with Capel Vale
"A Tasting of Fourteen Specialist Wines"

Special Guest Speaker - Tim Lockwood, Wine Australia


Capel ValeWe would like to invite you to an after-work business wine-tasting party with special guest Tim Lockwood, European Media & Education Manager of the Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation. This will be a casual event to be held at the Mitton Wines cellar near Hackescher Markt, Berlin-Mitte.

Tim will offer an overview of the Australian wine industry and "regional specialities" whilst we taste the following wines from Capel Vale. Capel Vale owns and operates seven vineyards in South Western Australia and the winery has been awarded five stars by wine writer James Halliday.

Tasting wines
2005 CV Sauvignon Blanc
2006 CV Unwooded Chardonnay
2002 CV Cabernet Merlot
2002 CV Shiraz

2004 Capel Vale White Label Regional Riesling
2002 Capel Vale White Label Verdelho
2004 Capel Vale White Label Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
2001 Capel Vale White Label Cabernet Shiraz
2001 Capel Vale White Label Cabernet Sauvignon
2001 Capel Vale White Label Shiraz
2002 Capel Vale White Label Merlot

1999 Capel Vale Single Vineyard Frederick Chardonnay
1999 Capel Vale Single Vineyard Howecroft Merlot
2002 Capel Vale Single Vineyard Whispering Hill Riesling

*These wines will be available for purchase at the event at a special 50% discounted rate for all attendees. Great Christmas gifts and wines for your celebration dinners.

Our event will run from 19.00 to 21.30 with a finger buffet (including vegetarian option). I am sure the majority of us will move on for dinner and cocktails after the event somewhere in the "trendy" area of Mitte 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.

For booking
Tickets will cost EUR 25 per head for Club Vivanova members (EUR 30 for non-members and guests). Please contact us on info@mittonwines.com to confirm your booking and we will send you further payment, location and schedule details.

November 11 - 18
Discover Australia in the CODA Dining Room - Aria Hotel, Prague


November 23
InterContinental Praha (Prague)
Wine & Dine, Australia

Wednesday 14th November, 19.30
Western Australian wines meet Asian Cuisine
Trader Vics at the Hilton Hotel Berlin

Special Guest Speaker - Ben Gould, Deep Woods Estate


International Club BerlinWe would like to invite you to our November event featuring four premium wines from Western Australia and specially prepared cuisine from four distinctive culinary regions including Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.



Our networking event will be held at the wonderful Trader Vics Restaurant in the Hilton Hotel Berlin. Our special guest will be Ben Gould, winemaker and owner of the award-winning Margaret River winery, Deep Woods Estate.

International Club BerlinThe event will begin at 19.30 with an aperitif of Taylor Ferguson Sparkling Brut. The following menu will then be served as Ben Gould explains why Margaret River is such a special wine-growing region with an insight into the characteristics of his wines and his wine-making techniques.

Asian Amuse Bouche -Mixed Platters
Taylor Ferguson Sparkling Brut

Summer Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Fresh Coriander
Deep Woods Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Singapore Noodle Salad with Wood Oven Baked Prawns
Barking Owl Chardonnay 2005

Thai Style Chicken and Pork Satays with Peanut Sauce
Barking Owl Shiraz Viognier 2004

Malaysian Spiced Beef Randang with Saffron Rice
Deep Woods Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
*Vegetarian menu option available upon request

This event is aimed at giving you a better insight into wine and food matching so Ben will take some time explaining the reasons why such wines and food fit so well. A fun, educational night with great people, we hope you can join us.

Club Vivanova members can bring along marketing and promotional materials for our membership presentation area.

Our event is sponsored by our club member Stuart Allen of Signature Rarities Ltd based in London. Stuart will make a brief presentation of rare gold coins available in the European market, some found on his marine archaeological expeditions in the South China Sea in search of the famed Manila Galleons.

For booking
Tickets will cost EUR 40 per head for Club Vivanova members (EUR 45 for non-members and guests). Please contact us on info@mittonwines.com to confirm your booking and we will send you further payment, location and schedule details.

Thursday 25th October, 19.30
"WINE SYDNEY STYLE" Gala Party with Live Music
InterContinental Hotel Berlin

Special Guest Speaker - Kylie Teasdell - Hungerford Hill Winery

Event Photos

New Zealand - Craggy RangeWe would like to invite you our latest concept in wine and networking events - a "Wine Sydney Style" Gala Party at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin with special guest Kylie Teasdell, General Manager of the Hungerford Hill winery in the Hunter Valley.

This will be a thrilling event with live didgeridoo and piano recitals throughout the evening, an extravagant Australian buffet, live cooking, tourism presentations, great wines and plenty of networking opportunities.

New Zealand - Craggy RangeOur "Gala Party" event will start at 19.30 with an aperitif of the Hungerford Hill Dalliance Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay. Daniel Sloper, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Berlin will be our guest of honour for the event with his wife Fiona Webster.

This major Australian event is sponsored by the Australian Embassy and also by Boomerang Reisen and the New South Wales Tourism Office, who will make a presentation their special wine holidays to Sydney. An exquisite Sydney Style buffet dinner and premium wine tasting will then follow with live cooking by the InterContinental Chefs.

Seven premium presentation wines
Hungerford Hill Dalliance Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay
Hh Wine Sydney Style Chardonnay 2005
Hh Wine Sydney Style Shiraz 2004
Hh Fishcage Chardonnay Viognier 2006
Hh Fishcage Shiraz Viognier 2005
Hh Higher Octave Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2005
Hh Heavy Metal Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004
Full buffet menu - (pdf)

Hungerford Hill is forever pushing boundaries. Since its founding in the 1970s, this winery has been at the forefront of multi-regional winemaking, producing award-winning wines from Australia’s best districts. The winery has been awarded five stars by James Halliday.

Special private case offer for the Hh wines - (pdf)

Club member Australian Icons will present the Water Jug and Wine Chiller from F!NK & Co., both are famous Australian designs exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

This is a great opportunity to sample the flavour of Sydney whilst networking with other like-minded individuals. Club Vivanova members can bring along marketing and promotional materials for our membership presentation area.

Weekend for two at the InterContinental Hotel
A tombola will be held with prizes including a weekend for two at the InterContinental Hotel with a special Australian dinner and plenty of great Hunter Valley wines to take home.


For booking
Tickets will cost EUR 38 per head for Club Vivanova members (EUR 48 for non-members and guests). Please contact us on info@mittonwines.com to confirm your booking and we will send you further payment, location and schedule details.

 

Friday 19th October
Bang & Olufsen VIP event
Stilwerk Berlin

A closed VIP event for Club Vivanova Members.

Five premium Australian and New Zealand wines will be served and
there will be a gourmet flying buffet served during the evening. A short
presentation of the wines will be made and there will be a presentation of
the newly launched Bang & Olufsen audiovisual equipment.

Wines for tasting :
Quartz Reef Chauvet, Tasmania
Meerea Park Epoch Semillon, Hunter Valley
Geoff Weaver Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills
Meadowbank Pinot Noir, Tasmania
Deep Woods Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River

Flying buffet menu:
Geschichteter Ziegenkase und Wassermelone mit Basilikumol
Mariniertes Entrecote vom irischen Rind auf Zitronengras gerollt, mit
Tamarindensauce
Schottischer Raucherlachs mit kleinem Rosti und Schnittlauchcreme
Beef-Tatar mit gebratenem Wachtelei auf knusprigem Schwarzbrot
Hausgemachte Schokoladentruffel aus Bitterschokolade
Waldmeister-Krokant mit frischer Himbeere

Friday 21st September, 19.30
"Taste of New Zealand" Barbecue & Wine Dinner
The Westin Grand Hotel Berlin

Special Guest Speaker - Michael Henley, Craggy Range Winery


New Zealand - Craggy RangeWe would like to invite you to an exclusive New Zealand Barbecue & Wine Dinner at the Westin Grand Hotel in Berlin with special guest Michael Henley, Export Director of the Craggy Range Winery in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

This will be a thrilling event with live musical entertainment, an extravagant New Zealand barbecue buffet featuring live cooking with imported New Zealand seafood and meat specialities, a tourism presentation, premium wines and plenty of social and business networking opportunities.

The event will begin at 19.30 with a New Zealand Methode Traditionelle (Champagne) aperitif from Central Otago followed by a presentation of the winemaking techniques and history of the family-owned and world-renowned Craggy Range Winery. An exquisite barbecue dinner and premium wine tasting will then follow with live cooking by the Westin Grand Chefs.

New Zealand Consul General Jennifer Scoular will be our guest of honour for the event as well as Martin Fichtmüller, Regional Director of the Westin Hotel Group in Germany.


Presentation wines
Whites
2006 Wild Rock Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough
2006 Craggy Range Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc - Martinborough
Reds
2005 Wild Rock Cupid's Arrow Pinot Noir
2005 Wild Rock Gravel Pit Red Merlot Malbec - Hawke’s Bay
2004 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2004

Download the pdf menu for the event


Craggy Range Winery
Craggy Range has a philosophy like no other. To select and source the very best vineyards in the country, plant them with only the vines that are perfectly suited to that terroir and bottle them all as single estate wines. Single vineyard, single minded wines - Export Director Michael Henley will offer a closer look into this philosophy and the Craggy Range brand.

This is a great opportunity to sample the flavours of New Zealand whilst networking with other like-minded individuals. Club Vivanova members can bring along marketing and promotional materials for our membership presentation area.

A similar New Zealand event will also be held in Hamburg on Wednesday 19th September. Please contact us for more information.

For booking
Tickets will cost EUR 39 per head for Club Vivanova members and EUR 49 for guests. Please contact us on info@mittonwines.com to confirm your booking and we will send you further payment and location details.

We would like to thank the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Office in Hamburg for their support.

Wednesday 29th August, 19.00 (Holsteiner Ufer, Charlottenburg)
Sunset Summer Wine Cruise on the Spree
International networking, summer wines with seafood dinner...


Berlin SpreeJoin us for our annual and very popular wine, dine and networking cruise on the River Spree and enjoy some of the best wines that Australia has to offer, accompanied by a feast of Oriental-style fresh and zesty tiger prawns. What a great way to idle away a summer’s evening and meet some new friends and business contacts!

We have picked four wonderful summer wines from our portfolio and these will be tasted as we take you through Berlin on the open topped (with covered dining area) and cosy cruise boat “La Belle”. To complement these wines, we will serve a fabulous dinner of "Thai-style Tiger Prawns with Fresh Basil and Coriander in a piquant Lemongrass Dressing". *Vegetarian option is available upon request

Wines for tasting
Seaview Sparkling Shiraz, Victoria (aperitif)
Yanmah Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2005, Western Australia
Liebichwein Unoaked Chardonnay 2005, Barossa Valley
Yanmah Ridge Merlot 2000, Western Australia

Our cruise boat will pick up at 19.00 by the Holsteiner Ufer on the Spree (next to the Bellevue S-Bahnhof). We will then take a wonderful sight-seeing tour around the historical sites of Berlin (from Charlottenburg to Teltow and back) whilst we wine, dine and network until 22.30. Past events have been a huge success and we are organising the cruise again due to popular demand from members and guests alike.

For booking
Tickets will cost EUR 50 per person (EUR 45 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.

Thursday 26th July 2007, 19.00
Health and Wellness - Business Networking Event
Aspria Health Club Berlin


Aspria Health Club BerlinOn Thursday 26th July, we have been invited by Michael Hapka to the Aspria Spa & Sports Club (www.aspria.de) in Charlottenburg, Berlin. The management will offer us a presentation of the club's concept and then a tour of the wonderful five-story, state of the art wellness facility.

Generally acknowledged as the finest wellness, lifestyle and sporting club in Berlin, Aspria Spa & Sports offers members an unrivalled selection of facilities and services in a spectacular new 12,000 sq.m. building.

*Each attendee will receive a special voucher for a free day pass at the Aspria for two people for future use.

The tour will finish with a networking event and a complimentary health drink at the bar on the terrace spa-area of the club. The Aspria Club will also be inviting a number of their international members to join us for the networking event.

The charge per person is EUR 20 for Club Vivanova members and EUR 25 for guests. Please RSVP directly to info@mittonwines.com for booking this event.

We now have ninety active club members, with twenty-five new members joining us in the last two months. Membership fees are currently pro-rated to EUR 24.50, a great incentive to join for the rest of the year!

Thursday 5th July, 18:30
Club Members Networking Lounge - Summer 2007
InterContinental Hotel Berlin, The Marlene Bar Terrace


Networking LoungeOn Thursday 5th July, we will host our first “Members-only Networking Lounge” in 2007, an event that we have developed into a bi-annual occasion. This is a free event.

The InterContinental Hotel has kindly offered us the terrace at the Marlene Bar and we will be sponsoring an aperitif of our newly released Seaview Sparkling Shiraz for each member. A warm happy-hour buffet will be provided by the hotel.

This event is free of charge and exclusive for Club Vivanova members. Our sponsoring partner and new member Schokozeit AG will be offering some chocolate specialities at the evening.

Guest attendance
Guests/non-members who would like to join Club Vivanova can attend this event by joining now. Simply complete the application form, fax or email it to us and this will be your registration for the members lounge event. Annual membership is pro-rated for new members to EUR 24.50 as the event falls in the second half of the year.

Club Vivanova members can bring promotional materials to introduce their businesses and this is a great opportunity for members to network and celebrate summer 2007 with some of our more special friends in the club. The event is free of charge and all members attending will receive a special gift!

As summer approaches and we all prepare for our holidays, I would like to thank you very much for your support this year.

Please RSVP directly to info@mittonwines.com for booking this event.

Sunday 1st July, 10.00 – Tee-off
GFA Vivanova Golf Classic 2007
Berliner Golf Club Stolpe Heide - West Course

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BBQ WineIn conjunction with GFA and the Berliner Golfclub Stolper Heide, we would like to invite you to our first annual golf tournament and networking event.

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Tee-off for the tournament will be at 10.00am and we have decided to also include an adult golf clinic and a children's golf clinic for those interested in learning more about the sport. Professionals are being hired to facilitate and oversee the clinics. We will also have baby-sitting facilities should you wish to bring small children. We are trying to promote this as a family day-out.

The West Course is perfect for experienced golfers and beginners alike. All handicaps and standards can play and clubs can be rented at an extra cost. This will be a handicapped tournament. Registration is limited imited to fifty two players and twenty six beginners.

The buffet and prize-giving with networking event will begin at 16.00. A great way to mix pleasure with business.

Registration and fees:
Tournament player - € 70.00 Includes buffet
Beginner’s clinic - € 45.00 Includes buffet
Children’s Clinic - € 20.00 Includes buffet
Buffet & networking only - € 25.00

We would like to thank our sponsors Golf House - Direktversand GmbH, the Ultra Lounge in the Stilwerk Berlin, InterContinental Hotel Berlin, Hartrodt, McParking, Schokozeit AG and Vomart Body Forming for their support in this event. We are actively looking for other sponsors, please contact us for further details.

Bookings
Please book by emailing us info@mittonwines.com or by faxing us the PDF invitation. Early reservations are recommended.

Thursday 14th June, 19.00
International Club Berlin - Former British Officers Club
Summer Wine Garden and Barbecue Party

Special guest - HE Australian Ambassador Ian Kemish

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BBQ WineIn conjunction with His Excellency Australian Ambassador Ian Kemish and the International Club Berlin, Club Vivanova would like to invite you to a business networking summer garden party with a range of summer-style wines and an outdoor barbecue.

A selection of four summer-style wines from four different Australian wine-growing states have been chosen for the garden party tasting.

- Meerea Park Epoch Semillon 2005 rated 94, James Halliday
- Liebichwein Unwooded Chardonnay 2004 citrus and peaches
- Barking Owl Rose 2006 newly launched in Europe!
- Hundred Tree Hill Pinot Noir 2004 full of fruits and smoky oak

All these wines favour well with the wonderful grilled menus we expect from the ICB chefs including fresh seafood, marinated meats and fresh salads. The event will begin with an aperitif and oysters amuse bouche.

There will be an introduction from the President of the ICB Dr. Sudhoff (former German Ambassador to France) and HE Ian Kemish, Australian Ambassador to Germany, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. This will be followed by networking, wine tasting and the barbecue in the beautiful gardens of the club.

Ben Gould, the Barking Owl winemaker, will be making a flying visit to introduce the newly launched Barking Owl Rose.

The International Club Berlin is located on Thüringer Allee near Theodor Heuss Platz in Charlottenburg. The ICB is the Former British Officers Club and has a wonderful "colonial-style " clubhouse where business people from a range of industries including economics, politics and the diplomatic service meet to experience cultural, social and business events. For further information, please see their website, www.ic-b.de.

Bookings
Tickets will cost EUR 52 per person (EUR 49 for Club Vivanova members) and are available by reservation only. Please book by emailing us by return on info@mittonwines.com Early reservations are recommended.

 

Thursday 24th May, 19.00
Club Vivanova meets Diplomats - Networking Event
Internationaler Club im Auswärtiges Amt

German Federal Foreign Office - Berlin Mitte


Auswärtiges AmtIn conjunction with the diplomaten.net group of companies, Club Vivanova would like to invite you to a business networking event with buffet and wine tasting at the Internationaler Club in the Auswaertiges Amt. Amongst our guests of honour will be a number of diplomats from various Embassies in Berlin.

Representatives will be present from Willkommen in Berlin (WIB), the Family-Organisation in the Foreign Ministry, the Fulbright Commission and the German Marshall Fund of the US.

The Internationaler Club is located at the seventh floor of the Auswärtiges Amt and has a stunning view over East Berlin and the museum island. The term "Auswärtiges Amt" was first used to designate the Foreign Office established in 1870 by the North German Confederation, which became the Foreign Office of the German Empire in 1871. Since the Federal Government's move back to Berlin in 1999 the Auswärtiges Amt has once again been based in the heart of Germany's capital.

Wines for tasting have been selected from the USA, New Zealand and Australia offering an overview of regional varietals from these New World wine growing regions. The event will begin with introductions from various guests and then networking and wine tasting.

Bookings
Tickets will cost EUR 30 per person (EUR 25 for Club Vivanova members) and are available by reservation only. Please book by emailing us by return on info@mittonwines.com Early reservations are recommended. Proof of identity will be required at the admission and security desk.

Saturday 28th April, 20.00
"Experience Western Australia" Gala Wine Party
InterContinental Hotel Berlin

Special Guest Speaker - Ben Gould - Deep Woods Estate


Deep Woods Ben GouldWe would like to invite you to a Saturday Night Gala Wine Party at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin with special guest Ben Gould, winemaker of the Deep Woods Estate winery in Margaret River. This will be a thrilling event with live musical entertainment, an extravagant Australian buffet, live cooking, tourism presentations, great wines and plenty of networking opportunities.

Our first-ever Club Vivanova "party" event will start at 19.30 with an aperitif sponsored by DERPART travel agents, who will make a brief presentation of their premium trips to Western Australia. An exquisite buffet dinner and premium wine tasting will then follow with live cooking by the InterContinental Chefs.

Daniel Sloper, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Berlin will be our guest of honour for the event with his wife Fiona Webster.

Presentation wines
Deep Woods Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Barking Owl Chardonnay 2005
Deep Woods Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Barking Owl Shiraz Viognier 2003

Deep Woods Ben GouldDeep Woods Estate is a boutique winery located in the northern corner of the premium wine-growing region of Margaret River in Western Australia. The winery was awarded five stars by wine writer James Halliday, the reds earning 94 tasting points. 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.

We will be holding a tombola during the evening with gifts presented by the Western Australian Government Office in London.

Similar Western Australian events will also be held in Prague, Nuremburg and Hamburg during the three days before our finale event in Berlin. Please contact us for more information. This is not one to miss!

Bookings
Tickets will cost EUR 45 per head for Club Vivanova members and EUR 55 for guests. We are expecting a crowd of about 150 people so get your glad-rags on, let your hair down and join us for what might be the Australian Wine party of the year in Berlin. Please contact us on info@mittonwines.com to confirm your booking and we will send you further payment and location details.

Thursday 29th March, 19.30
Wine, Networking and Business Seminar
European School of Management & Technology
Senior Lecturer Jamie Anderson

European School of Business Management, Schlossplatz


Jamie AndersonWe would like to invite you to a business networking event at the magnificent ESMT, European School of Management and Technology at the Schlossplatz in Berlin-Mitte.

Connecting to Customers in Developing Markets
In the school's Auditorium Two, Senior Lecturer and Australian national Jamie Anderson will present a sixty minute seminar concerning his recent research into "Connecting to Customers in Developing Markets" - a timely look into how we can all expand our businesses with the current EU growth. A number of the school's alumni partners will be in attendance for our wine and networking event after the seminar.

Facility Tour, Buffet and Wine Tasting
Attendees will be able to take a privileged tour of the facility, normally only open one day in the year to the public. A buffet and wine tasting will be offered after the event in the building's nine-metre high lobby showcasing South Australian wineries Liebichwein and Geoff Weaver. We hope to experience a night of wonderful wines, positive business networking and some educational fun!

ESMT
Once the seat of the GDR goverment and Erich Honecker, the European School of Management and Technology is steeped in historical values. Founded in October 2002 on the initiative of 25 leading German companies and associations with the aim of establishing an international business school with a distinctly European focus, the ESMT has provided executive education since 2003 and an international fulltime MBA program since January 2006. ESMT is located in Berlin with further campuses in Munich and Cologne.

Bookings
Tickets will cost EUR 30 for Club Vivanova members and EUR 35 for guests. Please book by emailing us on info@mittonwines.com to confirm your booking. We are limited to sixty five places so please reserve as early as you can.

Thursday 8th March, 19.00
Indoor Golf & Business Networking Wine Evening
Capitol Yard Golf Lounge, Berlin-Mitte


Bernard McGeeWe would like to invite you to an “Indoor Golf & Business Networking Wine Evening” at the Capitol Yard Golf Lounge in Berlin-Mitte.

The Capitol Yard Golf Lounge is one of Berlin’s finest and cosiest indoor golf lounges and is situated next to the Universal Music building on Stralauer Allee. The lounge and terrace-deck back onto the Spree and the wonderful Oberbaumbruecke. The location is a two minute walk from the Warschauer Strasse S-Bahn Station.

Attendees will be able to take advantage of free lessons and golfing tips throughout the night with the chance to win prizes in virtual “longest drive” and “nearest the pin” (Hole 7, Pebble Beach) competitions. With four state-of-the-art golf simulators and two golf professionals at our event, we hope to experience a night of wonderful wines, positive business networking and some sporting fun!

Four premium Australian wines will be served during the evening and a mixed buffet (with vegetarian options) will be available. The golf lounge will be inviting a number of their guests so I am sure you will be able to meet some new and interesting people.

Prizes for nearest the pin and longest drive:
Nearest the pin - One hour simulator rental
Longest drive - Polo golf shirt and wine
*Prizes for both mens' and ladies' competitions

Bookings
Tickets will cost EUR 28 per head and EUR 18 for Club Vivanova members. Please book by emailing us on info@mittonwines.com to confirm your booking.

 

Thursday 22nd February, 19.00
Magnificent Seven Shiraz Tasting & Dinner
Westin Grand Hotel Berlin


Magnificent SevenWe would like to invite you to the much-anticipated tasting of our seven best Australian Shiraz wines. This gourmet networking event will take place in the Silhouette Restaurant on the seventh floor of the Westin Grand Hotel Berlin. Our guest of honour will be Daniel Sloper, Charges D’Affaires at the Australian Embassy in Berlin. This exciting event will offer you an insight into the wonderful Shiraz wines of Australia.

Perfect for fine dining and business networking, the event will be hosted in the same location as the launch of Club Vivanova back in May 2004. The Silhouette Restaurant is an exclusive location and is being opened especially for us. Guests will be greeted with an aperitif of Aldridge Estate Sparkling Brut.

Seven Australian Shiraz wines for tasting
Liebich The Darkie Shiraz 2003, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Hundred Tree Hill Shiraz 2003, Pyrenees, Victoria
Meerea Park The Aunt's Shiraz 2003, Hunter Valley, NSW
Barking Owl Shiraz Viognier 2003, Perth Hills, Western Australia
Meerea Park Alexander Munro Shiraz 2002, Hunter Valley, NSW
Mancini Shiraz Cabernet 2005, Riverina, NSW
Echidna Shiraz Merlot, Riverina, NSW

The highlight of the night will be a blind tasting of these seven Shiraz wines. This will offer you the chance to guess where the Shiraz wines were produced in Australia offering some entertainment and tasting education.

Four Course Gourmet Menu
Quail and Artichoke Salad with Roasted Vegetables
Roasted Veal Escalope with Carrot and Pumpkin Pesto
Hazelnut Pudding with Quinces and Grenadine
Coffee and Chocolate Pralines
*Vegetarian option available on request

Prizes for guessing the correct origins of the wines:
First prize - Dinner for two at the Westin Lobster House
Second prize - Complimentary box of six Shiraz wines

Bookings
Tickets will cost EUR 49 per head and EUR 39 for Club Vivanova members. Please book by emailing us on info@mittonwines.com to confirm your booking and we will send you further payment and location details.

 

Thursday 25th January, 19.00
Single Malt Whisky Tasting with Bernard McGee
Vox Bar - Grand Hyatt Berlin

Happy New Year!

Bernie McGee WhiskyWe would like to invite you to our first Club Vivanova event of 2007. Join us for a “Single Malt Whisky Tasting” at the distinguished Vox Bar of the Grand Hyatt Berlin on Thursday 25th January.

Scotsman Bernard 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 six distinctive single malts. Speciality cheeses and complementing amuse bouche will be prepared by the Grand Hyatt Berlin Vox Head Chef Pablo Lohele.

Littlemill Single Lowland Malt (40% Vol.)
Glenfarclas 12 years old Single Highland Malt (43% Vol.)
Bruichladdich 10 year old Single Islay Malt (46% Vol.)
Springbank 10 year old Single Campbeltown Malt (46% Vol.)
Bruichladdich 3D “Moine Mhor” Single Islay Malt (46% Vol.)
Caol Ila 15 year old 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. The whiskies for the tasting will be available for purchase by the bottle after the event at discounted prices.

Bookings
Tickets will cost EUR 45 per head and EUR 35 for Club Vivanova members, we are limiting seats to fifty so early reservations are recommended. Please book by emailing us on info@mittonwines.com to confirm your booking and we will send you further payment and location details.

 

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.

 

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