Jun
19
8:00 PM20:00

Tesse One Year Anniversary Celebration

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Please join Five Senses Tastings as we help Tesse Restaurant celebrate their ONE YEAR anniversary on Wednesday, June 19. Doors will open at 7:30, and our music tasting will begin at 8:00 pm sharp

Indulge in a sumptuous, fully-curated five-course music and wine pairing dinner prepared by Chef Raphael François and Pastry Chef Sally Mueller. Wine will be selected by Sommelier and restaurant managing partner, Jordon Ogron, of Boutellier Wines.

A chamber orchestra of eight and four singers will play and sing musical selections to bring out the essence and personality of each wine and food pairing, and the restaurant itself.

Tickets will be available soon.

This is a black tie event.

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Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

HollyTales4: Stories and Carols from around the world

We’re so excited to present one of our favorite yearly traditions once again for the Holiday season this year!

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We'll be back with our dear friends at V Wine Room and Eos Chocolates on Sunday December 8th, 2019 at 6:00pm to present our fourth annual HollyTales program. We will present carols and stories from around the world, and will feature the wines from V Wine Room’s boutique collection as well as chocolates from our favorite Swiss Miss, Catherine of Eos Chocolates.

Tickets will be available starting September 1 and, as always, our friends will receive 10% off any ticket with the discount code: 5SENSES.

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May
4
12:30 PM12:30

Taste of the Nation VIP Reception

Join us in helping to end childhood hunger and poverty... by eating, drinking, and listening to some tunes!

Taste of the Nation with Five Senses Tastings and Eos Chocolates

On Saturday May 4th, 2019 come and treat yourself to unlimited sips and bites from 50+ of LA's best restaurants and beverage purveyors, all while helping to raise money for the No Kid Hungry campaign. The event will take place in Media Park in Los Angeles. 

We will be standing alongside our dear friend, Catherine von Ruden of Eos Chocolates as we customize a music tasting celebrating the magic of childhood in the VIP section of the event.

Other chefs showing off their amazing culinary skills are Chef Bruce Kalman of Square Peg Pizza, Chef Dakota Weiss of http://www.sweetfin.com, Chef Nick Shipp of Upper West, Chef Chris Bianco of Tartine Bianco, Chef Ricardo Zarate of Los Balcones, and Chef Adam Gertier of Dog Haus.

This is a fun event for the whole family so please join us and indulge in some amazing food, music, games, and, of course, an auction to raise funds to support this most worthy cause.

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Click here to purchase your ticket TODAY and make sure to use the coupon code TOTNLAFF for 15% off!

Please note that as this is an outdoor event, we recommend sunblock and comfy shoes!

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Mar
26
7:30 AM07:30

Adobe Summit 2019 Welcoming Reception

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Five Senses Tastings is thrilled to be partnering with Bryan Allen Events for the opening reception of the Adobe Summit at The Venetian Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas on March 26th.

We have been asked to compose a music and chocolate tasting for the approximately 350 guests as part of the first night networking reception. We’ll be showcasing chocolates by Las Vegas-based French chocolatier, Jean-Marie Auboine, and pairing music that brings out the essence and personality of Adobe’s history and brand story.

We can’t wait to share pictures of this amazing event!

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A Woman's Voice: The Silence Breakers
Mar
24
6:30 PM18:30

A Woman's Voice: The Silence Breakers

Please join Five Senses Tastings and V Wine Room as we once again join forces with The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles for our annual Women's History Month event, Sunday March 24th at 4:30 (League event) & 6:30 pm (public event)

This year's "A Woman's Voice" program is subtitled "The Silence Breakers" We will explore the stories of four brave women who, in their own unique ways, broke silence on issues ranging from voting rights to sexual assault, gender equality and gun violence. Our featured Silence Breakers are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tarana Burke, Edna Chavez, and Susan B. Anthony.

Please join us for an exquisite music, wine, and chocolate tasting where we will feel the power of women's voices! Featuring the music of women composers and poets, wines by female winemakers, and chocolates by the wonderful Catherine von Ruden of Eos Chocolates, our guests will engage in a truly full-sensory experience.

Click here to purchase your tickets and, as always, our friends get 10% off with the code 5SENSES!

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A Woman's Voice: The Silence Breakers
Mar
24
4:30 PM16:30

A Woman's Voice: The Silence Breakers

Please join Five Senses Tastings and V Wine Room as we once again join forces with The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles for our annual Women's History Month event, Sunday March 24th at 4:30 (League event) & 6:30 pm (public event)

This year's "A Woman's Voice" program is subtitled "The Silence Breakers" We will explore the stories of four brave women who, in their own unique ways, broke silence on issues ranging from voting rights to sexual assault, gender equality and gun violence. Our featured Silence Breakers are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tarana Burke, Edna Chavez, and Susan B. Anthony.

Please join us for an exquisite music, wine, and chocolate tasting where we will feel the power of women's voices! Featuring the music of women composers and poets, wines by female winemakers, and chocolates by the wonderful Catherine von Ruden of Eos Chocolates, our guests will engage in a truly full-sensory experience.

Click here to purchase your tickets and, as always, our friends get 10% off with the code 5SENSES!

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Women First - Private Event
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

Women First - Private Event

Please join us on Friday March 1st for a delicious evening of music, wine, cheese, and chocolate!

Five Senses Tastings has curated a special event for Women First, based on cards drawn from the Wisdom of the Oracle deck during February's meeting. Each card represents a message that we’ll explore through the careful pairing of a piece (or pieces) of music--as well as wine, cheese, and chocolate--encouraging us to think deeply about the message using all of our five senses. 

Though we’ll explore the origin and expression of the wines, this event is really all about stories, about learning how to become more aware of and engage our five senses, and about creating meaningful and purposeful connection within our sense-ual selves and with those around us.

Please note that this event is ticketed to cover the cost of the wine, cheese, and chocolate. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.

This workshop is strictly educational, and no professional fees or products will be discussed or sold. As always, please bring a small appetizer to share for our mixer hour. Feel free to invite female friends.

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Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Five Senses Tastings Valentine's Day Music & Wine Dinner at Domenico Winery

Domenico Winery hosts Five Senses Tastings for Valentine's Day 2019

Five Senses Tastings is thrilled to present a three-course music and wine tasting dinner with Domenico Winery in San Carlos, CA. We will be featuring Domenico’s award-winning wines, primarily Italian varieties, expertly paired with live music and exquisite cuisine. Our musicians include pianist Amy Zanrosso, tenor Ryan Matos, and soprano and Five Senses Tastings Founder, Kala Maxym.

Tickets are available for purchase through Eventbrite and, as always, Five Senses Tastings friends receive 10% off with the coupon code 5SENSES. Click here to reserve your spot.

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Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

HollyTales3: Stories and Carols from around the world (second seating)

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We’re so excited to reprise one of our favorite yearly traditions for the Holidays!

We'll be back with our dear friends at V Wine Room and Eos Chocolates on Sunday December 9h, 2018 at 6:00pm to present our third annual HollyTales program. We will present carols and stories from around the world, this time focusing on one sense in particular for each pairing course.

Tickets are available now and, as always, our friends receive 10% off any ticket with the discount code: 5SENSES.

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Dec
8
4:00 PM16:00

Pop-Up event with Jigsaw London (Santa Monica)

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Five Senses Tastings is excited to present a po-up music tasting event in collaboration with Jigsaw London in their beautiful store on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. This event will be a part of the “Montana Avenue Holiday Walk,” held each year to showcase the wonderful and varied stores and restaurants along Montana Avenue. Find gifts, take a picture with Santa, enjoy live holiday-themed music, and treat yourself to amazing food and drinks. This is a fun night for all!

We will create pairings with two outfits chosen from Jigsaw’s exquisite clothing, accessories, and jewelry lines, and explore the personality of each outfit through music, wine, cheese, and chocolate.

This event is FREE, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Dec
2
6:30 PM18:30

The Composed Cocktail with Jim Beam (through Song & Tonic)

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A perfectly composed cocktail, like composing a piece of music, is an art.  Finding balance, highlighting specific notes and creating a harmonious product can produce a full-sensory experience.  Using instruments to showcase the role each ingredient plays within a cocktail, we will walk through American Whiskey history with Jim Beam, live music, and perfectly composed cocktails. The event will take place at The Edmon, a stunning Hollywood Historic Hotel.

This event is open to those in the hospitality and food & beverage industries only. If you are interested in attending, please kindly click here to RSVP.

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We’re so excited to be working with Megan Breier, Jim Beam’s West Coast Brand Ambassador for this event.

Our musicians are vocalist Kate Bass, pianist Jacquelyn Schreiber, upright bassist and electric guitarist, Lelah Simon, and drummer Ana Barreiro.








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Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

La pasión de España: A journey through the music and wine of Spain

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Five Senses Tastings is thrilled to present a music and wine tasting to celebrate the vibrant cultural history of Spain. We'll focus on three uniquely Spanish styles: flamenco, zarzuela, and Spanish art song as we explore wines from Spain and from Spanish grapes as interpreted by California winemakers.

Please join us by purchasing your tickets via this link.

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May
20
4:00 PM16:00

Private Event: "The Tastes and Sounds of downtown Los Angeles"

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Five Senses Tastings' cocktail branch, Song & Tonic, presented a guided music and cocktail tasting experience at the Rowan Lofts in Downtown Los Angeles. Our musicians included pianist Amy K. Bormet, bassist Lelah Simon, and drummer Ana Barreiro

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Song & Tonic will tell the story of Los Angeles by pairing and deconstructing three LA-inspired songs with three artisan cocktails featuring. Each cocktail ingredient will be paired with an instrument, harmony, or melody from the featured song. As we mix, shake & stir, musicians play melodies and sounds that emulate the ingredients and explore their relation to the full song. 

Small bites were lovingly prepared by our host, Kalecart.

Kala and Prairie are the co founders of Song & Tonic
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May
6
5:30 PM17:30

"La La Land: The Tastes and Sounds of Los Angeles"

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Five Senses Tastings' cocktail branch, Song & Tonic, is a guided music and cocktail tasting experience. For this event, Song & Tonic teams up with Chef Louis Pechan of Hundred Miles LA to present "La La Land: The Sounds & Flavors of LA." 

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Inspired by Chef Louis’s dedication to using hyper local ingredients, Song & Tonic will tell the story of Los Angeles by pairing and deconstructing four LA inspired songs with four artisan cocktails featuring LA-based distillery, The Spirit Guild. Each cocktail ingredient will be paired with an instrument, harmony, or melody from the featured song. As we mix, shake & stir, musicians play melodies and sounds that emulate the ingredients and explore their relation to the full song. 

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5:30pm - 6:00pm: Guests Arrive

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Song & Tonic Tasting

7:00pm - 8:30pm: 10 Course, Family Style dinner from Chef Louis Pechan paired with your favorite cocktail from the tasting

Purchase tickets here and make sure to use code SONGANDTONIC25 for a discount.

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Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

The Woman's Voice: A celebration of Women's History Month

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We are back together with our dear friends at V Wine Room in West Hollywood for a powerhouse of an event celebrating Women's History Month. This time we're collaborating with amazing League of Women Voters, Los Angeles. We have two events: 4:00pm* and 6:30pm.

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This year, we celebrate the lives of four extraordinary women who embody the spirit and mission of the League and who have given power and voice to the voiceless and disenfranchised: Rosa Parks, Dolores Huerta, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Malala Yousafzai. 

We'll be pairing four flights of exquisite wine (by women winemakers, naturally) with sumptuous music and divine chocolates created by the inimitable Catherine von Ruden of EOS Chocolates. You all remember her Pots of Sin, we are sure!

*Proceeds from tickets for the 4:00pm event will help fund unbiased voter information, sponsor candidate debates and discussions on public policy issues, engage youth in civic education, and reach out to underserved communities to encourage their participation in the political process.

We do expect this event to sell out so please purchase your tickets early. Please click here to purchase.

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Mar
25
4:00 PM16:00

The Woman's Voice: A celebration of Women's History Month

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We are back together with our dear friends at V Wine Room in West Hollywood for a powerhouse of an event celebrating Women's History Month. This time we're collaborating with amazing League of Women Voters, Los Angeles. We have two events, 4:00pm* and 6:30pm.

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This year, we celebrate the lives of four extraordinary women who embody the spirit and mission of the League and who have given power and voice to the voiceless and disenfranchised: Rosa Parks, Dolores Huerta, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Malala Yousafzai. 

We'll be pairing four flights of exquisite wine (by women winemakers, naturally) with sumptuous music and divine chocolates created by the inimitable Catherine von Ruden of EOS Chocolates. You all remember her Pots of Sin, we are sure!

*Proceeds from tickets for the 4:00pm event will help fund unbiased voter information, sponsor candidate debates and discussions on public policy issues, engage youth in civic education, and reach out to underserved communities to encourage their participation in the political process.

We do expect this event to sell out so please purchase your tickets early. Please click here to purchase.

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Feb
25
5:00 PM17:00

Women and Wine: A match made in harmony

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Come join us for a special event with Women for WineSense as they celebrate their first year here in the beautiful City of Angels. The evening will take a classic pairing, wine and chocolate, and add a third layer--music--for a truly unique sensory experience. We'll enjoy live musical pairings performed by professional musicians with each pour.

Our theme is all about the harmony of the blend: discussing complementary grapes in blending, what goes into blending wines, and the larger theme of how women and wine "go together" in perfect harmony. Throughout the evening, we'll enjoy the wines of Urban Press vintner, Giovanni D'Andrea. All of Giovanni's wines are made from grapes harvested from the finest growers in California, which he then crushes, ferments and bottles in small batches to be sold exclusively. 

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We'll enjoy Brix chocolates paired with each wine, and a vocal-piano duo will perform musical selections that bring out the essence and personality of each wine and chocolate pairing.

Get your tickets here!

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Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

HollyTales2: Carols and Stories from around the World

We are returning to V Wine Room in West Hollywood for our second annual HollyTales program. Enjoy holiday tunes and stories from around the world expertly paired with wines from V Wine's exquisite boutique portfolio of wines and cheese and chocolates to match. Tickets available here and please use coupon code FIVESENSES for a discount.

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Dec
4
8:00 PM20:00

Song and Tonic Launch Party

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Five Senses Tastings is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Prairie Rose, Founder of Bit by a Fox. The partnership is called Song & Tonic.

Song and Tonic is a guided tasting experience that pairs classic music with classic cocktails. As we mix, shake, and stir, musicians play melodies, rhythms, and sounds that emulate the ingredients - their origin and their role within the cocktail - and explore their relation to the full piece of music. As the ingredients are layered one upon the other, so are the instruments and melodies. By deconstructing both song and cocktail, we are able to explore each part independently and then, when in a heightened sensory state, fully appreciate the completed song and cocktail as all the pieces finally come together in harmony. 

If you are media and would like to attend please email info@fivesensestastings

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Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

Surrender to the spell!

Surrender to the spell!

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Indulge your senses with Jo Malone London in Beverly Hills and Five Senses Tastings as they take you on a full-sensory journey to welcome the Holiday season!

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Engage all five senses as you bask in Jo Malone London’s signature creams, scents, candles, and more, brought to life through carefully paired live music, wine, and sweet treats. You’ll receive hand and arm massages, listen to world-class performers, and enjoy wine and lite bites.

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Discover the delights of Jo Malone London’s Limited Edition Orange Bitters and marvel at their new English Oak collection as you treat yourself to an exclusive and truly immersive experience.

Guests will have an opportunity to purchase Jo Malone products and will of course leave with little treat!

This event is free but requires an RSVP to smjomalbrighton@elc.estee.com or via our Eventbrite page. We'll see you there!

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Nov
5
4:00 PM16:00

Private Event

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Five Senses Tastings is excited to be partnering with Opera Viva! for their fall fundraiser. Opera Viva! offers high quality summer study programs, sharing the musical and cultural heritage of Italian opera in Verona, Italy.

The event will take place on Sunday November 5th from 4-5:30 at a private residence in Pasadena. Please email info@fivesensestastings.com for more information.

 

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Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

"American Mosaic - A music and wine tasting journey"

Five Senses Tastings Founder Kala Maxym and Vinfluence Founder, Shannon Westfall.

Five Senses Tastings Founder Kala Maxym and Vinfluence Founder, Shannon Westfall.

Join Five Senses Tastings and Vinfluence for an evening of full-sensory cultural (and viticultural) exploration! Through music, food and wine we’ll taste a bit of our collective heritage and explore some of the various influences on American culture.

Let your senses take flight with live musical performances, each expertly paired with tastings of wine, cheese, and chocolate, to bring out the essence and personality of each sensory element!

This unique event will be led by two womein-in-wine entrepreneurs: Kala Maxym and Shannon Westfall

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The event features performers: 

  • Shira Averbuch, Vocalist
  • Kala Maxym, Vocalist
  • Dan Nadel, Guitarist
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Performance-paired wines curated by Vinfluence.
Welcome bubbly provided by Célange.
Cheeses by Murray's Cheese.
Artisanal chocolate crafted by Honey Mama's.

ALL PROFITS WILL BE DONATED SUPPORT WILDFIRE RELIEF & RECOVERY EFFORTS IN NAPA & SONOMA COUNTIES

Starting on Sunday, October 8th, California's Wine Country in the North Bay Area has been ravaged by wildfires that have scorched 220,000 acres, destroyed an estimated 5,700 structures and caused at least 40 deaths. Wine Country needs our help. Donations will be split evenly between the following two organizations:

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Spend the evening above the skyline at 555TEN, 56 stories of elevated Midtown Manhattan living by Extell Development.

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Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

Experience Domenico: A full-sensory journey through Italian-American culture

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Join Five Senses Tastings in San Carlos, CA on Saturday August 5th from 7-10 pm in the beautiful Cask Room at Domenico Winery for an immersive and interactive tasting experience with music, food, and wine expertly paired to ignite your senses like never before!

THE FIVE SENSES TASTINGS EXPERIENCE:

Each course will be paired with a musical selection played by a local artist. Before each course is served, you will be asked to "taste" the music by itself. Guests will be given blindfolds (or asked to close their eyes) to experience the music using only your sense of sound. Once the course is served you will have the chance to re-experience the music using all of your senses. This is what makes the Five Senses Tastings experience so unique!

FIRST COURSE:

Food - “Insalata di Barbabietole e Rucola” - Carpaccio of red and yellow baby beets, organic baby arugula, celery root, shaved ricotta salata, white truffle-lemon vinaigrette.
Wine - Pinot Grigio
Music - "Caprice No. 19" in E-Flat Major by Niccolò Paganini

SECOND COURSE:

Food - “Pollo Strascicato al Funghetto" - Braised airline chicken breast with mixed mushrooms and roasted tomatoes, served over risotto Milanese. Vegetarian option available upon request.
Wine - Super Tuscan
Music - "Vissi d'arte" from Tosca by Giacomo Puccini

THIRD COURSE: 

Food - “Panna Cotta di Cioccolato con Ciliege” - Chocolate panna cotta with Port and balsamic-glazed cherries.
Wine - Nebbiolo
Music - "Le Grand Tango" by Astor Piazzolla

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW: https://e.sparxo.com/Experience-Domenico?u=5851. Please use the discount code KALA for $15 off your ticket!

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Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Private Event in Beverly Hills

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We're going to be hosting an intimate gathering for a group of friends looking to bring a little something different to their monthly social gatherings. With blindfolds in hand and some fantastic music spanning almost 400 years, we'll be sampling a Pinot Gris from Washington, a Super Tuscan, and a Nebbiolo! 

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Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

MPI Southern California Installation & Awards Dinner

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Please join us for a historic evening as MPISCC honor the Volunteers, Members and Strategic Sponsors. 


Outgoing President, Nicole Newman will recap the 2016-2017 year and share the chapter's highlights and successes. Incoming President, Joe Marcy, CMP will outline the vision for 2017-2018.

Industry icons will install the incoming Board of Directors. STADIUM will headline the closing celebration. Five Senses Tastings will be providing entertainment for a portion of the evening.

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Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

The Playful Palate: A music, wine, and chocolate tasting in celebration of Women's History Month

We are back together with our dear friends at V Wine Room in West Hollywood for a powerhouse of an event celebrating Women's History Month. We'll pair wine (by women winemakers) with sumptuous music and divine chocolates by Catherine von Ruden of EOS Chocolates.

Wines by Zinke Wines, Casa Dumetz Wines, Tessa Marie Wines, CNagy Wines, and Kalawashaq' Wine Cellars. Musicians include pianist and singer-songwriter Jacquelyn Schreiber, Guitarist and singer-songwriter Lois Blaisch, violinist Lacy Rostyak, and soprano and Five Senses Tastings founder Kala Maxym.

Something delicious – and not just slightly naughty – for everyone! Tickets available at: theplayfulpalate.eventbrite.com

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Mar
8
8:30 AM08:30

California Lodging Investment Conference [CLIC]

Five Senses Tastings is very happy to have been invited to participate in the California Lodging Investment Conference (CLIC) in Irvine, CA. We're excited to learn about the trends in investment in the hotel and hospitality industries and share our concept of music tasting!

One of our favorite musicians, pianist and singer/songwriter, Jacquelyn Schreiber, will be joining us in the afternoon to add some music tasting to the event.

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