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May 2018

Oregon Wine Dinner

May 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cafe Boulud, The Brazilian Court Hotel 301 Australian Ave
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Enjoy a four-course dinner featuring wines from Oregon's Willamette Valley, specially selected by Sommelier Imre Papp. $130  (tax and gratuity not included) For reservations call (561) 655-6060

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June 2018

Macallan Scotch and Cheese

June 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Drop by for a complimentary Father’s Day pairing at the Wine Shop. We will be tasting Macallan’s Scotch and artisanal cheese.

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Macallan Scotch and Cheese

June 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Drop by for a complimentary Father’s Day pairing at the Wine Shop. We will be tasting Macallan’s Scotch and artisanal cheese.

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Let Summer In Palm Beach Begin

June 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cafe Boulud, The Brazilian Court Hotel 301 Australian Ave
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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July 2018

Sicilian Wine Dinner at Café Boulud

July 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cafe Boulud, The Brazilian Court Hotel 301 Australian Ave
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Sicilian Wine Dinner
Join Advanced Sommelier Imre Papp and the team for a four-course dinner highlighting
unique Sicilian wines and cuisine.
Thursday, July 12th
6:45pm reception | 7pm seated dinner
$115, not including tax & gratuity
Contact Café Boulud for reservations.

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Spirits 101

July 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Scotch and Bourbon? Why Gin can have so many diverse flavor nuances? Or what does añejo or reposado refer to on a bottle of tequila? Then you need to come to our very first Spirits 101 Class. 4 spirits $40

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Loire Whites & Languedoc Reds with Anthony Pannone

July 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Join us for an evening with Anthony Pannone as he guides you through the wines of the Loire Valley and rich reds of Languedoc.
$40

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Big Sky Winery from New Zealand

July 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Big Sky Wines with Katherine Jacobs Monday July 30th 6:00pm - 7:00pm Located in the Te Muna Valley in Martinborough, New Zealand, Big Sky Wines was founded in 2005 by Katherine Jacobs and Jeremy Corban. Together they produce artisan hand crafted wines from Sauvignon Blanc, Gruner Veltliner and Pinot Noir. Virginia was just there and is excited to share her favorites. 4 wines $35

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August 2018

Jackson Family Oregon Wines

August 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Since its inception in 1994 by Jess Jackson in Lake County, this family owned company has increased their portfolio with many wonderful additions such as Lokoya, Verité, Matanzas Creek, Arrowood, La Jota and Freemark Abbey to name a few in California.Outside of California, Tenuta de Arceno in Tuscany, Hickinbotham Clarendon in Australia and Ch. Lasségue in St. Emilion. In the last decade their focus has turned to Oregon with the acquisition of Siduri, Penner Ash and Willakenzie. We will taste some of our favorites. Don't miss it.
5 wines $40

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Austrian Wine Store at Cafe Boulud

August 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cafe Boulud, The Brazilian Court Hotel 301 Australian Ave
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Discover the diverse wines of Austria paired with a special four-course dinner.
Thursday, August 9th
6:45pm reception | 7pm seated dinner
$105, not including tax & gratuity
Call (561) 655-6060 to reserve your seat today
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Joseph Phelps’ Wines

August 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned and operated wine estate with vineyards and wineries in Napa Valley and on the western Sonoma Coast. The winery was founded in 1973 by Joseph Phelps. Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a critically-acclaimed winery internationally known for its iconic wines and unwavering commitment to quality. Join us for a tasting of some of the wines from this famed producer. 5 wines $50

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September 2018

Bertani Wines with Export Manager Stefano Mangiarotti

September 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Bertani Wines with Export Manager Stefano Mangiarotti
The story of Amarone is the modern story of Bertani, the first Amarone Classico was developed in 1958 under the direction of Cavaliere Gugliemo Bertani. It was in Tenuta Novare in the Valpolicella, where Amarone was born. Much of the success of Bertani wines  lies on the fact that they make terroir driven wines with consistancy between vintages.
5 wines $50 Includes small bites

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October 2018

A Taste of Alsace Café Boulud Wine Dinner

October 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cafe Boulud, The Brazilian Court Hotel 301 Australian Ave
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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The complex soils and warm climate of Alsace produce
wines in a wide range of styles. Join us for a wine-paired
dinner, where we’ll focus on classic domains from Domaine
Albert Mann and Domaine Muré.
Thursday, October 4th
Four-Course Dinner
6:45pm reception | 7pm seated dinner
$115 per person, not including tax & gratuity

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Covenant Wines

October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits and Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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A tasting of wines made by Jewish Napa Valley winemakers provided the forum that gave birth to Covenant. Was it possible to make a kosher wine from some of Napa’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon that would be comparable in quality to the best non-kosher Napa wines? It was a challenge that Covenant partner Leslie Rudd gave to Jeff Morgan back in 2002. Join Jeff as he guides you thru the portfolio.
6 wines $40

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Escarpment Winery- Meet wine maker Larry McKenna

October 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits and Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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The Escarpment Vineyard is located in Martinborough, New Zealand.  With respected winemaker Larry McKenna applying his distinctive skill to what he does best – making premium wine – the result is some of New Zealand’s most layered, flavoursome and complex wines. This winery promises some of the very best New World Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. Come meet Larry McKenna and taste his wines.

No charge - RSVP only

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Fête de Bordeaux Wine Dinner

October 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HMF, 1 S County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Do not miss this wonderful evening at The Breakers HMF Restaurant.  Master Sommeliers Virginia Philip and Juan Gomez will create the perfect wine pairing for the amazing menu prepared by HMF Chef Joey Tuazon. $295.00 per person including service charge and tax. Limited spaces available. By reservation only.

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November 2018

Vins de Gascogne Wine Dinner at Café Boulud

November 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cafe Boulud, The Brazilian Court Hotel 301 Australian Ave
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Ilana Ben-Zaken, daughter of Domaine du Castel owner
Eli Ben-Zaken, will be joining our team to host a fourcourse
dinner, expertly paired with her family’s Israeli wines.
Thursday, October 18th
Four-Course Dinner
6:45pm reception | 7pm seated dinner
$115 per person, not including tax & gratuity

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Sassicaia Wines with brand specialist Mauro Maugliani

November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits and Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Join us for a rare and special tasting of Sassicaia wines! Mario Incisa della Rocchetta dreamt of creating Bordeaux style wines in Italy, finally in the 1940s after having settled with his wife Clarice on the Tenuta San Guido on the Tyrrhenian coast, he experimented with several French grape varieties until he perfected the legendary blend. 5 wines $50

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Vins de Gascogne, France – Four Course Dinner @ Café Boulud

November 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cafe Boulud, The Brazilian Court Hotel 301 Australian Ave
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Join Sommelier Imre Papp, from Café Boulud, as he guides you thru a four course dinner beautifully paired with wines from Gascony, a southwest region in France that has remained as ruggedly individual as its beret-wearing locals. $120 per person not including tax and gratuity

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Chef Series with Chef Lindsay Autry

November 10, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits and Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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We welcome our popular Chef Series with award winning Chef Lindsay Autry from The Regional.  Come savor the cuisine of one of America’s top chefs.  Chef Autry describes her cuisine as soulful, embracing Mediterranean flavors while blending in her southern roots. In 2018, Autry received her first James Beard Foundation nomination for “Best Chef: South”. 4 dishes and 4 wines. $60

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Cesari Wine Dinner @ Cafe Sapori

November 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cafe Sapori, 205 Southern Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33405 United States
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Enjoy a succulent italian dinner paired with some wines from the Verona area.  Back in the early seventies, Cesari Amarone was one of the first to reach all five continents thanks to the enthusiasm and initiative of Franco Cesari, son of the founder Gerardo, whose original vision was to produce a great Amarone, capable of competing with the best Italian and international red wines. And so began the success story of Cesari wines all over the world. With guest speaker…

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December 2018

The Impossible Collection of Wine

December 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits and Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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In conjunction with Assouline books, join us as we taste 6 wines based upon this gorgeous hard cover book.  Wines featured will be from the wineries of Ornellaia, Dr. Loosen, Chateau Montelena, Heitz Cellars, Rochioli, and E. Guigal. 6 wines $50 Books available for purchase separately.

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January 2019

*RESCHEDULED* Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson

January 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits and Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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*RESCHEDULED* Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson Sunday, January 6th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Author James Gabler chronicles two of the third U.S. president’s passions in life–traveling and good wine. The book is augmented by extensive chapter notes and a list of Jefferson’s favorite wines that are still available today.  Come and meet Gabler and taste some of these wines. 4 wines + autographed book $50

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Chef Series with Master Chef Chris Paul

January 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits and Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Chef Series Saturday, January 12th 12:00 -2:30 pm Master Chef Chris Paul is one of only seven certified master fusion chefs in the world.  He focuses mainly on intimate in-home dining, private parties and wine pairings. Local residents have had the opportunity to experience his cuisine through his Taste & See pop-up restaurants at the Polo West Club, Village Music Café, You Farm and Downtown at the Gardens Join us as he prepares his favorites. 4 Dishes, 4 Wines @ $60

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The Wines of Pecchenino Tuesday, January 15th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits and Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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The Wines of Pecchenino Tuesday, January 15th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm The Pecchenino family has worked in viticulture for over four generations and made the leap from small wine production to a winery of international recognition under the brothers Orlando and Attilio Pecchenino. Focused on the production of high-quality Dolcetto, the Pecchenino family has uplifted the quality of a varietal that was dismissed as “inferior” to Nebbiolo. 4Wines @ $40

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A Night in Portugal @ Café Boulud

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cafe Boulud, The Brazilian Court Hotel 301 Australian Ave
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Chef Brian Arruda join us from Bar Boulud in Boston to present a Portuguese-influenced menu reflecting his heritage. Paired with artisanal wines from Portugal, this dinner is sure to be a memorable experience. Four course prix-fixe menu $125 per person, not including tax & gratuity Reservations (561) 655-6060

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The Wines of Le Macchiole

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits and Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Le Macchiole can best be defined as the “Boutique Bolgheri.” Today, Bolgheri is among Italy’s most famed wine producing regions.  At Le Macchiole, the signature grape varieties are Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah, and work is always conducted with the priority being “the expression of the land.” The winery continues to evolve in both the vineyards and in the cellar to allow the soil characteristics from this estate property to be the defining identity in the wines. Come meet owner Cinzia Merli…

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Château de Saint Cosme-From Gigondas to the Finger Lakes @ Café Boulud

January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cafe Boulud, The Brazilian Court Hotel 301 Australian Ave
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Louis Barroul's wine making tradition dates back to 14 generations to Château Saint-Cosme in Gigondas. Louis also runs Forge Cellars, bringing his time-tasted techniques to the Finger Lakes. Explore four of his special wines, paired with dishes created by Chef Rick Mace. Four course prix-fixe menu $145 per person, not including tax & gratuity Reservations (561)655-6060

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February 2019

Dine with Thomas Jefferson and Fascinating Guests with author Jim Gabler

February 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits and Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Dinner with Thomas Jefferson always included fine wines, good food, famous men and women, and spirited conversation. Dine with Thomas Jefferson and Fascinating Guests, is an account of 25 fact-based dinners at Monticello, the White House, Paris, Philadelphia, and the French wine country. The guests are a who’s who of famous people of the time. A perfect companion for those who appreciate history, wine, food, travel, interesting conversation, and the camaraderie of fascinating people. Author Jim Gabler invites you to dine with…

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Valentine’s @ VPWSA

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits and Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Let's celebrate love with a toast and chocolate, on us! On February 14th, visit us between 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm and get a complimentary taste of sparkling and a chocolate.

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President’s Day Wines of the Presidents Monday, February 18th, 6:00 pm -7:00 pm

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits and Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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President’s Day Wines of the Presidents
Monday, February 18th, 6:00 pm -7:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the holiday with wines enjoyed by our former Presidents. To include favorites of Eisenhower, Johnson, Ford, Regan, Bush and Nixon. Pol Roger, Schramsberg, Château Coutet, Newton Chardonnay and Adelsheim Pinot Noir and Charles Krug Cabernet.
6 wines. $40

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SOBE WFF-Dom Pérignon Seminar

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits and Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Join us for an in-depth and highly exclusive master class featuring Dom Perignon in all its facets vertical, horizontal and format variation rarely showcased all together. Led and hosted by Dom Perignon's U.S. Brand Ambassador Diego Meraviglia and Master Sommelier Virginia Philip. Featured wines: Dom Pérignon Vintage 2006; Dom Péignon Vintage 2006 in Magnum; Dom Pérignon Vintage 2009; Dom Pérignon Vintage 2009 in Magnum; Dom Pérignon P2 Vintage 2000 and Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2005 $150 For more information and tickets go to https://sobewff.org

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Ornellaia Wine Dinner featuring Alessandro Lunardi

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HMF, 1 S County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Join Master Sommeliers Virginia Philip and Juan Gomez, along with HMF Chef Joey Tuazon, who with their talented teams, present an exceptional evening of artfully prepared cuisine and brilliant wine pairings. Featured wines: Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année, 2007; Poggio Alle Gazze dell'Ornellaia, Tuscany, 2016; La Volte dell'Ornellaia, Tuscany, 2016; Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia, Bolgheri, 2015; Ornellaia, Bolgheri, 2015; Ornellaia, Bolgheri, 2010 and Ornellaia, Bolgheri, 2005 $450 per person inclusive of service charge and tax For reservations call HMF at (561)…

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March 2019

An Evening with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson: Dinner, Wine, and Conversation with author James Gabler

March 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits and Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Travel back in time with author James Gabler, to 18th century Paris and spend an evening with two of America's favorite Founding Fathers. In the comfort of Jefferson's residence, you sit down with Franklin and Jefferson and they tell in their own words the most interesting stories of their lives, stories to delight anyone interested in history, wine, food, travel, politics, or the pleasure of a good read. $50 includes 4 wines and a signed copy of Jim’s book An Evening…

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Chef Series with Executive Chef Philip Kroesen from Restaurant 44

March 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits and Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Before assuming the role of Executive Chef at Restaurant 44, Philip Kroesen has served in various key roles in the acclaimed kitchens of the exclusive Southampton Bath & Tennis Club in Southampton, New York since 2006, culminating in his being appointed as Executive Chef in 2017. The Club is renowned throughout the Hamptons for serving the highest quality, made from scratch, meals in the area and for creating a wide variety of special events for the members and their guests…

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April 2019

VPWSA Chef’s Series with Anthony Sicignano of the Breaker’s – SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST ONLY

April 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Join Anthony Sicignano, Executive Chef of the Breakers as he prepares some of the resorts specialty dishes The Breaker's is known for!  Need we say more??  SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST ONLY

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Matt Hobbs from Paul Hobbs Winery – SOLD OUT

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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"The true character of a site is only revealed through the work and determination of tending each vineyard with meticulous care and vinifying with minimalist winemaking techniques that fully express the terroir" - Paul Hobbs.  Join Matt for an in depth look at Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast and Napa Valley. 5 wines $35 SOLD OUT

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Sara Brewer with The Boisset Collection

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Join Sara for an in depth look at the wine region of Burgundy and the Jura.  The wines from the Jura are quite unique and delicious!  Taste one white and one red from the Jura and 4 wines from the 2017 vintage of Beaujolais and Burgundy. 6 wines $40

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Malbec World Day

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Malbec World Day is celebrated on April 17, to commemorate the day when president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento of Argentina officially made it his mission to transform Argentina's wine industry. On that day, back in 1853, he tasked Michel Aimé Pouget, a French soil expert, to bring over new vines. Amongst his selection, was Malbec. The rest is history, today Malbec is Argentina's star varietal. Malbec wines are full bodied with plump, dark fruit flavors and smoky finish. Malbec wine is…

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Tinto Pesquera

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Spain’s rise to stardom did not come easily.  After years of political oppression with a dictatorship, freedom both politically and agriculturally, came in 1975.  Alejandro Fernández put Spanish wines on the map with his well -crafted wines of old vines Tempranillo. Join Verónica Ruiz as she guides you thru tasting these amazing wines. 5 wines $35  

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