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Taste of New Zealand on Wednesday June 8th

I'm a member of the Museum of Modern Art here in San Francisco, but every six months or so, I have even more of a reason to go visit. Next Wednesday, June 8th, the museum again plays host to Taste of New Zealand, a wine tasting of over 50 New Zealand wineries paired with hors d¹oeuvres and the option of a special tasting of Sauvignon Blancs with a neverending supply of oysters courtesy of our local Hog Island Oyster company. The best thing about this event is that in addition to being about publicity for these winemakers, it's a fundraiser for charity.

Learn about the charity and purchase tickets to the event at the Taproot Foundation.

Taste of New Zealand
Wednesday June 8th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street (between Mission and Howard Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103-3159

Tickets: $45 for general tasting, $100 for special oysters and Sauvignon Blanc tasting.

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