7:00 pm
New York Marriott Marquis, NYC

Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour – NYC

WSGT x200

All wines are WINE SPECTATOR’s top-scoring selections
Meet and mingle with many winery owners and/or winemakers
Taste wines that are hard to find—discover new favorites
Enjoy a light buffet to complement your evening
A souvenir Riedel® tasting glass is included

WHEN: April 29, 2014

WHERE: New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, NY 10036

TICKETS: http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1787588

For questions, email: events@mshanken.com

7:00 pm
Washington, D.C.

Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour – Washington, D.C.

WSGT x200

All wines are WINE SPECTATOR’s top-scoring selections
Meet and mingle with many winery owners and/or winemakers
Taste wines that are hard to find—discover new favorites
Enjoy a light buffet to complement your evening
A souvenir Riedel® tasting glass is included

WHEN: May 1, 2014

WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.  20004

TICKETS: http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1787537

For questions, email: events@mshanken.com

7:00 pm
Las Vegas, NV

Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour – Las Vegas

WSGT x200

All wines are WINE SPECTATOR’s top-scoring selections
Meet and mingle with many winery owners and/or winemakers
Taste wines that are hard to find—discover new favorites
Enjoy a light buffet to complement your evening
A souvenir Riedel® tasting glass is included

WHEN: May 3, 2014

WHERE: The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV  89109

TICKETS: http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1787563

For questions, email: events@mshanken.com

10:00 am
Gualala, CA

30th Annual Architectural Tour, Wine Tasting and Auction

Soroptimist International of Mendocino-Sonoma Coast, Inc. invites you to their 30th Annual Architectural Tour, Wine Tasting and Auction. View the Iconic designs of The Sea Ranch, Gualala, and Southern Mendocino Coast. An extraordinary and diverse offering of homes that trace the evolution of the North Coast Style from the creations of the original architects Moore, Esherick, Lyndon, and Turnbull to the current modern ‘green’ representations of “living lightly on the land.”

It all began with a design featuring both futuristic concepts yet historical in simplicity; a merger of indoor/outdoor living with homes sited to preserve privacy yet clustered to preserve open space. Meet the designers, architects, builders, and homeowners who will provide answers to your questions in an informal setting. Their creations will delight your senses, warm your heart, provide whimsy, and add inspiration to your architectural dreams.

  • May 10, 2013 Tour, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. & Wine Tasting 3:00-6:00p.m.
  • The Sea Ranch and Mendocino south coast.
  • Self-guided tour of 8 homes of new, newly remodeled, or historically significant homes; followed by a wine tasting.
  • Pre-ordered tickets are $60-the day of the tour $65.

Wine Tasting

Flowers Vineyard & Winery will be pouring at the California Wine Tasting following the Tour in the ambiance of the Gualala Arts Center along with other Winemakers and wineries from Northern California’s varied viticulture regions:

Ticket Orders: On line by credit card through Brown Paper Tickets: (http://simsc.brownpapertickets.com/)

For more details and information: http://www.simsc.org/ArchitecturalTour.cfm

9:00 am
Sebastopol, CA

2014 West of West Wine Festival – Sebastopol, CA

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Mark your calendar for the fourth annual West of West Wine Festival from August 1st – 3rd. The event will be held in Sebastopol at The Barlow, just one hour north of San Francisco. The Festival begins with Welcome Dinners hosted by member wineries on Friday night, August 1st. These dinners offer a rare opportunity to dine with winemakers in their home or winery. Saturday offers morning seminars, interviews and flight tastings, following by the first of two Grand Tastings on Saturday afternoon and the Grand Dinner Celebration in the evening. Finally we will return to the Grand Tasting tent on Sunday afternoon for a second opportunity to taste through the wines.

West Sonoma Coast Vintners is proud to host West of West (WOW) Chicago which offers wine lovers an inside taste of some of the most acclaimed cool-climate wines.

WHEN: August 1-3, 2014

WHERE: The Barlow, 6770 McKinley St, Sebastopol, California 95472