weekly webinars That offer the highest quality education for trade and consumers.

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Salt. Fat. Acid. Umami. | American Sake Association Sake Day 2020 Webinar

Missed our Sake Day 2020 Webinar? You can still join Monica Samuels, Director of Sake & Spirits with Tamiko Ishidate, Director of Sake for Young's Market/RNDC for a dive inside the basics of food & sake pairings. Tamiko invites us in to her kitchen for some delicious pairings with four Vine Connections sake.

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Stock the Bar: An Intro to our New Portfolio of Premium, Craft Spirits

Vine Connections is thrilled to bring you a curated line of craft spirits from the countries we’ve been partnering with for 20 years. From Argentine Vermouth to Japanese Whisky and Gin - our new spirits represent some of the fastest growing beverage segments and the bottles that consumers are seeking. Monica Samuels, Director of Sake & Spirits, will be hosting a live tasting to introduce you to our exciting new offerings

Featured Spirits: Sunday's Whisky, YUZUGIN, and La Fuerza Vermouth

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Carmenere Crash Course with Casa Silva

Do you know why Carmenere is called the lost grape of Bordeaux?
Find out with a live tasting and discussion led by Lizzy Butler and Marcelo Pino, Sommelier and Brand Ambassador for Casa Silva. 

Featured Wine: Casa Silva Carmenere Cuvee Colchagua, Carmenere Los Lingues, and Microterroir Carmenere.

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Exploring G-Lot: High-elevation Wines from Gualtallary, Mendoza with Luis Reginato, Head Winemaker Luca

Join us for a live tasting and discussion on Gualtallary, one of Mendoza's highest elevation regions with Luca Winemaker, Luis Reginato.

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Chile's Old Vine Revolution

Wednesday June 3 | 4pm PST

Elizabeth Butler, Director of Wine, is joined by Julio Bouchon of J. Bouchon Wines, Christian Sepulveda (Winemaker of J. Bouchon), and Felipe Garcia (Winemaker of PS Garcia for a discussion on the Old Vine Revolution of Chile and a live tasting.

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Digging Deeper into Lujan de Cuyo with Leandro Azin of Casarena
Join us for a live tasting and discussion of how Casarena is proving Mendoza offers much more than Malbec with their single vineyard trio. Featured Wines: Casarena Naoki’s Vineyard Malbec, Casarena Lauren’s Vineyard Cabernet Franc, and Casarena Owen’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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Why the Time to Drink Argentine Wine is Now with Laura Catena

Director of Wine, Elizabeth Butler, will be hosting a live webinar with Laura Catena, Vintner of Luca wines. Elizabeth and Laura will dive in to the impact the Catena family has made on Argentina and why now, more than ever, people should be looking to Argentina for value-driven wines that don't sacrifice quality.

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A Sake Tasting with Miho Imada

Director of Sake and Spirits, Monica Samuels, will be hosting a live sake tasting with Miho Imada, the Toji and President of Imada brewery in Hiroshima, Japan. Miho is one of the few female Toji in Japan, and is responsible for crafting Fukucho sake: Seaside Sparkling, Moon on the Water, and Forgotten Fortune.

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The Kings of Cabernet with Viña Aquitania

Elizabeth Butler, Director of Wine, is joined by Eduardo de Solminihac, of Viña Aquitania for a live discussion and tasting on the world-class Cabernets coming out of Aquitania and the Maipo Valley. We will be going live on Facebook (facebook.com/tastenewworlds).

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A Guide to the Perfect Pairs: Oysters & Sake

Join Monica Samuels, Director of Sake & Spirits, and Julie Qiu, an international oyster expert and founder of In A Half Shell, an oyster appreciation website and blog. Find out why sake makes an even better pair with oysters than traditional sips (move over champagne!), tips on shopping for oysters, how to shuck and of course an oyster and sake tasting.

Featured Sake: Chiyonosono Sacred Power, Kawatsuru Crane of Paradise, Fukucho Moon on the Water, and Takatenjin Sword of the Sun

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Demystifying Digital in the Alcohol Industry

For distributors and accounts, understanding technology has never been more important. Join Kelley Rochna, VP of Marketing & Sales (and former head of brand product communications for Instagram’s Global Business Marketing).

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Chilean Sauvignon Blanc vs. The World

Join Lizzy Butler via Facebook Live as she compares Chilean Sauvignon Blanc with SB's from other regions of the world along side Diego Rivera, Head Winemaker for Amayna and Boya.

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Taste Across Japan: How 3 Sake Brewers are Showcasing Regionality in Their Sake Presented by Metropolitan Wine & Sake

Monica Samuels and John Gauntner will be guiding you through a tasting and live discussion with representatives from three sake breweries that are leading the way in allowing their sake to represent their region.

Featured Sake: Rihaku Wandering Poet, Rihaku Dreamy Clouds, Yuho Eternal Embers, Yuho Rhythm of the Centuries, Yamada Shoten Everlasting Roots.

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Tensei Sake: An Artisan Sake Brewery with Roots in Craft Beer & Japanese Pizza Culture

Monica Samuels will be joined by John Gauntner and Tetsuro Igarashi, Toji of Tensei Brewery. We will be doing a live tasting along with a dive in to Japanese pizza culture and the similarities Igarashi-san finds between beer & sake brewing. 

Featured Sake: Tensei Endless Summer, Tensei Song of the Sea

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Mendoza's Past, Present & Future with Roberto de la Mota of Mendel Wines

Elizabeth Butler, Director of Wine, is joined by Roberto de la Mota of Mendel Wines, one of Argentina's most respected and well-known winemakers for a live tasting and conversation. We will be going live on Facebook (facebook.com/tastenewworlds)

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