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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 2008

Wednesday 12th November, 19.30 - 22.00
Aussie Champagne with "Prawns & Oysters" Party
Guest of honour - H. E. Australian Ambassador Ian Kemish
Adina Apartment Hotel - Berlin Mitte


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Adina Apartment HotelJoin us for an end-of-year networking party at Berlin's first and only Australian hotel. There will be bucketfuls of sparkling wine (Taylor Ferguson Sparling Brut) for everyone to enjoy and a great feast in the hotel's courtyard serving oysters and specially imported King prawns. The concept of the party is simply enjoyment and meeting people whilst eating and drinking some great gourmet specialities.

Try our Wild Hibiscus Flowers in your sparkling wine - a new way to enjoy a glass of bubbly and be entertained by our wonderful hosts - the Adina Hotel team.

This is a casual gathering of friends, club members and guests and we hope you can join us - drinking, dancing and partying the night away!

For booking
Tickets are limited and will cost EUR 20 per person for club members (EUR 25 for non-members and guests) - available by reservation only. Please book by emailing us by return on info@mittonwines.com. Early reservations are recommended.


 

Wednesday 22nd October, 19.30
Terrace Herb Garden and Kitchen Wine Party
Swissotel Hotel Restaurant 44


Swissotel Hotel Restaurant 44On Wednesday 22nd October, we will host a special networking and wine tasting event at the terrace of the Swissotel on the Ku'damm in Berlin. The Restaurant 44 has a beautiful herb garden with wonderful views - we have booked a private area for our event and will have special access to the working kitchens - tickets will be limited to fifty.

The event will take place in three locations throughout the evening, starting on the terrace for an aperitif then moving to the open-working kitchen for the first course of our dinner where we have been specially invited to see a professional five-star restaurant kitchen in full swing - dinner will then be served on the open terrace by flying buffet.

There will be plenty of time for some social and business networking during the evening and finally, dessert and coffee will be served in the hotel's exclusive "Kitchen Studio" normally prepared for special events and cooking demonstrations. Guests will also be offered a guided tour of the hotel and amenities.

Degustation Menu
Confierter Lachs, Kartoffel-Fenchelmarmalade, Zitronenbasilikumnage
Jakobsmuschel, Wasabirisotto, Pinienkernschmelze, Brunnenkressefond
Geschmorter Kalbskamm, Kürbisbrandade, Beluga Linsen, Persischer Estragon
Schokolade mit Kräutern

White Wines
2007 Wild Rock The Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc
2006 Hundred Tree Hill Chardonnay

Red Wines
2005 Hundred Tree Hill Shiraz
2004 Deep Woods Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

The Event Location
Located on Germany’s most famous shopping boulevard, the Ku’damm, the luxurious five-star Swissotel Berlin features a contemporary design combined with traditional Swiss hospitality. Enjoy creative and innovative cuisine overlooking the Kurfuerstendamm at Swissôtel Berlin's stylish Restaurant 44. The resident Chef Danijel Kresovic and his team are looking forward to welcoming you.

For booking
Tickets will cost EUR 40 for Club Vivanova members (EUR 49 for guests and non-members). Attendance is limited to fifty persons so early reservations are highly recommended.

Please RSVP directly to info@mittonwines.com for booking this event or for further information you can call us on +49 (0)30 2404 5919.



Wednesday 17th September - 19.30
International Club Berlin - Former British Officers Club
New Zealand Wine and Garden Barbecue Party

Special guest - HE New Zealand Ambassador Alan Cook


International Club BerlinIn conjunction with the International Club Berlin, Club Vivanova would like to invite you to a business networking and summer garden party with our premium Craggy Range New Zealand wines and an outdoor barbecue dinner.

There will be an introduction from the President of the ICB Dr. Sudhoff (former German Ambassador to France) and Craggy Range European Sales Manager Michael Henley. This will be followed by networking, wine tasting and the barbecue in the beautiful gardens of the club.

Wines for the event
2007 Craggy Range Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc
2005 Craggy Range Te Muna Pinot Noir
2005 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Merlot

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

Event Sponsors
We would like to formally thank our sponsors for the night, who are Cruising Reise www.cruising-reise.de, the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Office in Hamburg and Linden Leaves, pure New Zealand bodycare www.lindenleaves.de, who will be providing every guest with a free take-home gift-bag of body and bath products.

The International Club Berlin
The club 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.

For booking
ickets will cost EUR 52 per person for club members (EUR 55 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 10th July, 19.30
Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome Rooftop Terrace Party
Exclusive Margaret River Wine Tasting and Buffet


Rocco Forte HotelOn Thursday 10th July, we will host a special networking and wine tasting event at the Hotel de Rome in Berlin-Mitte. The rooftop of the hotel has wonderful views and overlooks the scenic and historical August-Bebel Platz - we have booked a private area for our event, tickets will be limited to forty.

We will serve our Deep Woods Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2006 and Deep Woods Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2005 with an authentic, gourmet Italian buffet. Guests will be offered a guided tour of the hotel and amenities.

Menu
Appetisers
Büffelmozzarella mit gelierter Melone und krossem San Daniele
Mild geräucherter Schwertfisch auf Auberginenkompott
Rindertartar mit körnigem Senf und Salsa Verde

Warm dishes
Orechiette mit Salsicia und getrockneten Tomaten
Getrüffelte Kartoffelcreme mit Chiantizwiebeln

Desserts
Passionsfrucht Creme Brulle im Glas
Limonen Teramisu mit Erdbeercoulis

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. This is one of the few luxury hotels in Berlin located in an original building making use of its full architectural splendour and thereby offering guests an authentic Berlin experience.

Ticket Booking
Tickets will cost EUR 35 for Club Vivanova members (EUR 40 for guests and non-members). Attendance is limited to forty persons so early reservations are highly recommended.

Please RSVP directly to info@mittonwines.com for booking this event or for further information you can call us on +49 (0)30 2404 5919.

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 19th June, 19.30
Club Members Networking Lounge
Summer Sparkling Wine Event
InterContinental Hotel Berlin, The Grill Terrace


Spree Party Wine BerlinOn Thursday 19th June, we will host our Club Members Summer Networking Lounge, an event that we have developed into a bi-annual occasion. This is a free event (club members only) and will highlight a delightful sparkling wine from Australia.

We will be hosting the event at the InterContinental Hotel Berlin at their wonderful and newly-renovated outdoor grill terrace and we will be providing cold appetisers and hot finger-food. Complimentary sparkling wine will be served from 19.30 to 21.00 and there will be a cash bar for other beverages.

Linden Leaves Bodycare Gift
Our newest club members, Juliet Blair and Clemens Schroeder of Linden Leaves will be presenting their "Pure New Zealand Bodycare" products and each attendee will receive a specially prepared package of New Zealand-made bath and bodycare products. Please see www.lindenleaves.de for more information.

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

Guest and non-member attendance
Guests or non-members who would like to attend this event can do so by joining the club at our special half-year rate of EUR 24.90. Simply complete the application form, fax or email it to us and this will be used as your registration. Membership runs until the end of 2008 and is then automatically renewed.
Please RSVP directly to info@mittonwines.com for booking this event or for further information you can call us on +49 (0)30 2404 5919.

Wednesday 21st May, 19.30
Boat Party and Wine Dinner by the River Spree
Special Guest : Neill Robb - owner and winemaker of the Redbank Winery (Sally's Paddock and Hundred Tree Hill)
The Patio Restaurant - Bellevue, Berlin


Spree Party Wine BerlinIn conjunction with the Patio (Riverside) Restaurant, we would like to invite you to a gourmet dinner and wine tasting with Redbank Winery owner and winemaker Neill Robb (producer of the acclaimed Sally's Paddock and Hundred Tree Hill wines).

The Patio Restaurant (www.patio-berlin.de) is a converted cruise-boat and is located on the River Spree at the Moabiter Bruecke, just a two minute walk from the S-Bahn Bellevue. We have reserved the lower-deck dining room, which looks directly out onto the water with a beautiful verandah and seating area.

Wines for the dinner have been selected from the Redbank Winery offering an overview of the classic cold-climate varietals from the Pyrenees (Victoria) region. The event will begin with a presentation by the charismatic Neill Robb and then a seated three course set-menu with the following wines. (Seats are strictly limited to fifty).

Hundred Tree Hill Chardonnay 2006
Mixed Antipasti - Chef Selection

Hundred Tree Hill Pinot Noir 2005
Hundred Tree Hill Shiraz 2005

Massaman Curried Chicken with Tropical Salsa, Coconut Cream and Vegetable Saffron Rice

Redbank Sally's Paddock 2001***
Homemade Dark Chocolate Tart

The Sally's Paddock is the jewel in the Redbank crown. Named after winemaker Neill Robb's wife, Sally's Paddock is handcrafted from a single non-irrigated vineyard at Redbank Winery and is entirely estate grown and bottled. It is universally regarded as one of Australia's classic red wines and has been proudly listed since it's first release as 'Distinguished' on the Langton's Classification of Distinguished Australian Wine.


For booking
Tickets will cost EUR 25 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.


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.

 

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