Washington Wine Events Calendar
Winery Tours & tasting
Dates:
February 1, 2014 - January 1, 2015
Location:
Forgeron Cellars Winery & Tasting Room - 33 West Birch St, Walla Walla WA 99362
Description:
Visiting Walla Walla Valley Wine Country? Curious about how the "Magic" happens in winemaking? Want to go behind the scenes & add to your knowledge of wine? EVERY SATURDAY @ 1pm, join the Cru @ Forgeron Cellars Downtown Walla Walla Winery & Tasting Room for a Winery Tour & Tasting beginning this Saturday, February 1st! Forgeron Cellars provides wine enthusiasts who are looking for more than just a “Tasting Room” experience, an opportunity to sample some of Washington’s most elegant wines. Located in an old blacksmith shop at 3rd & Birch, Forgeron Cellars is within easy walking distance from Walla Walla’s major hotels and restaurants. As guests tour through the tank and barrel rooms, they are given an intimate look into the mechanics of winemaking while being treated to award-winning red and white wines. Every tour includes insight into Marie-Eve’s winemaking philosophy and how it affects each individual wine’s character and makeup.
Contact:
Tiffany Wishart
Phone:
509.522.9463
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3rd Thurs Wine-Beer-Spirit Walks in the Warehouse District of Woodinville
Dates:
March 17, 2014 - October 16, 2014
Location:
Woodinville Warehouse Wineries
Description:
Several wineries, a distillery and a brewery open their tasting room doors and for a flat price of $20 in advance or $25 the day of event, guests taste award winning wine, spirits and beer (Oh, and remember this is a BYOG event….bring your own glass!) Just park & walk to all of the participating Tasting Rooms.....for just $20 (in advance) 2014 season: EVERY 3RD THURS MARCH - OCTOBER 4pm - 8pm March 20th "St. Patrick's Day in the Warehouse ENJOY • Mobile Food Trucks • Live Music • Local food and craft vendors • Local artists • The monthly theme HIGHLIGHTS • Barking Frog Mobile Food Truck • Artist Jim Guthrie at Red Sky Winery PARTICIPATING TASTING ROOMS • Page Cellars (Main Ticket Station) • Red Sky Winery • Davenport Cellars • J & A's Winery • Michael Florentino Cellars • Gecko Wine Co • Project V Distillery & Sausage Co. • Elevation Cellars • Piccola Cellars • Dirty Bucket Brewery • Vortex Cellars • And more to come…... DETAILS • Bring your own glass ($5 if you need a basic glass) • $25, CASH ONLY, the night of the event • Ticket sales end at 7:00pm • Check in for tickets and wristband at any ticket station (locations listed online) Tickets & Details at: http://www.thetastyvacation.com/3rd-thurs-wine-beer-spirit-walks-in-the-warehouse.html Warehouse District of Woodinville 19495 144th Ave NE Woodinville, WA 98072
Contact:
Alicia Hansen
Phone:
425-208-2770
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1st Thurs Wine-Mead-Spirit Walks in the Hollywood District of Woodinville
Dates:
April 3, 2014 - October 2, 2014
Location:
Hollywood District in Woodinville
Description:
Several wineries, a distillery and a meadery open their tasting room doors and for a flat price of $20 in advance or $25 the day of event, guests taste award winning wine, mead and beer (Oh, and remember this is a BYOG event….bring your own glass!) Just park & walk to all of the participating Tasting Rooms.....for just $20 (in advance) 2014 season: EVERY 1ST THURS APRIL - OCTOBER 4pm - 8pm April 3rd "Spring into Wine" HIGHLIGHTS • Purple Cafe offers wine walk participants Free Dessert with the purchase of a dinner entree, in addition to Free Corkage on a bottle from the wine walk. PARTICIPATING TASTING ROOMS • J Bookwalter (Main Ticket Station) • Otis Kenyon (Ticket Station) • Zerba Cellars • Trust Cellars (Ticket Station) • Dusted Valley • Brian Carter • Sky River Mead (Ticket Station) • And more to come….. DETAILS • Bring your own glass ($5 if you need a basic glass) • $25, CASH ONLY, the night of the event • Ticket sales end at 7:00pm • Check in for tickets and wristband at any ticket station (locations listed online) Tickets & Details at: http://www.thetastyvacation.com/1st-thurs-wine-mead-spirit-walks-in-hollywood.html Hollywood District of Woodinville 14810 NE 145th ST Woodinville, WA 98072
Contact:
Alicia Hansen
Phone:
425-208-2770
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Cheese & Wine Pairing Plates at Steppe Cellars
Dates:
April 5, 2014 - October 25, 2014
Location:
1991 Chaffee Road - Sunnyside, WA 98944
Description:
Steppe Cellars will have three different cheese plates for you to sample along with your wine. Each plate comes with a description of the cheeses including some of the attributes that make it a good match with particular wines. Choose from our Pacific NW cheeses plate, our international cheeses plate and the O.S.U./ W.S.U cheeses plate which puts Oregon's Beaver Classic head to head with Washington's Cougar Gold. Prices range from $7 - $9.
Contact:
Susan Garrison
Phone:
509-837-8281
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Steppe Cellars - Opens for the Season
Dates:
April 5, 2014 - October 25, 2014
Location:
1991 Chaffee Road - Sunnyside, WA 98944
Description:
Steppe Cellars will be open for the season the first Saturday in April.
Contact:
Susan Garrison
Phone:
509-837-8281
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Paws & Pours 2014
Date:
May 1, 2014
Location:
Wine World, 400 NE 45th St. Seattle, WA
Description:
Taste some of our region’s most spectacular wines and support the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation at the third annual Paws & Pours! If you love great wine as much as you love animals, then you won’t want to miss this fun event. Last year’s event sold out quickly, so don’t hesitate to get your tickets now. Cost: Cost: $40 for individual ticket; $50 ticket includes a $10 tax-deductible donation for SASF. Admission includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert. Note: Paws & Pours is a night out for the humans, so we ask that you please leave your companion animals at home. Thanks for understanding!
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Winemaker's Dinner at The Heathman Lodge
Date:
May 2, 2014
Location:
The Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Dr, Vancouver, WA 98662
Description:
You are invited to an unforgettable weekend with Maryhill owners, Craig and Vicki Leuthold, at The Heathman Lodge. Mingle, unwind and enjoy a fabulous winemaker’s dinner and then spend the night at the lodge with discounted rates! WINEMAKER'S DINNER WHEN: May 2 - Reception 6:30pm, dinner 7pm-10pm WHERE: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA Dinner $98/per person - Includes reception with sparkling wine, appetizer, 3-course dinner paired with wine and dessert. Deadline to RSVP April 28; Call Maryhill to RSVP, or Direct RSVP Link: http://bit.ly/1epsjwU
Contact:
Shyla Newton
Phone:
509-773-1976
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First Friday Music With Larry Murante at Woodinville Wine Cellars
Date:
May 2, 2014
Location:
17721 132nd Ave NE
Description:
Live music with Larry Murante. Larry Murante’s beautifully woven stories about every day folks, set to song combine compassionate, socially conscious lyrics and an upbeat, joyful, energetic folk/rock style. Larry is known for his soaring, mellifluous, tenor, a strong rhythmic guitar style and an engaging stage presence. With his third CD release, Point Of Entry, Murante has racked up a fresh string of accolades, the most notable being the Grand Prize Winner in the folk category of the international John Lennon Songwriting Contest, the International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) and a recent winner of the West Coast Songwriters International Songwriting Contest as well as over twenty more awards.
Contact:
Chris Ginett
Phone:
425-481-8860
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NW Wine and Cheese Tour
Dates:
May 3, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Location:
Olympic Peninsula Wineries
Description:
Say cheese! Or, better yet, local cheese -- the culinary operative for the Olympic Peninsula Wineries’ annual Northwest Wine & Cheese Tour. Food and wine enthusiasts are invited to enjoy sipping and savoring new wine releases and ciders paired with a variety of cheeses crafted by local artisan creameries, while reveling in the sights and sounds of nature reawakening on the scenic Olympic Peninsula. “Washington is home to a number of award-winning cheesemakers,” says Vicki Corson, president of the Olympic Peninsula Wineries Association, “some of which are internationally renowned. During the Northwest Wine & Cheese Tour, the Olympic Peninsula Wineries and nine local creameries will treat visitors to a truly local culinary experience, with interesting pairings that provide an authentic sense of place.” Tickets may be purchased via PayPal and at participating wineries during the event. The $30 ticket and glass package entitles you to a special commemorative wine glass, complimentary wine tasting at all nine OPW Wineries and delectable samples of cheese at each winery during the NW Wine & Cheese Weekend. This event does not take place at one location. You travel from winery to winery, visiting the ones you are interested in exploring. Tickets are not required to attend this event. A $5.00 wine tasting fee will be charged at each winery for non-ticketed visitors. You must be 21 or over to purchase tickets and/or participate in wine tasting. All ticket sales are non-refundable. The Olympic Peninsula Wineries encourage responsible wine touring and recommend that you have a designated driver in your group. Designated Drivers will be offered other beverages to drink and are invited to enjoy all cheese samples at each winery
Contact:
Vicki Corson
Phone:
3604173564
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Tres de Mayo Festivities at Alexandria Nicole Cellars' Prosser Tasting Room
Date:
May 3, 2014
Location:
Alexandria Nicole Cellars - Prosser Tasting Room
Description:
6-9pm - Come celebrate Cinco, I mean, Tres de Mayo with ANC. Start the evening with a glass of wine! Chef Brad is going whole hog on this one! He’s roasting a whole pig for a Grande Taco Bar with all the goodies, tortillas, chips, guacamole, queso dips, and of course salsas! Speaking of salsa, Dana and Christian Camarena of Salsa con Rumba Dance will treat us to a sizzling salsa performance, muy caliente! Then we all get a turn with a lesson and dance the night away. Vamos A Bailar. $35 for general/$30.00 wine club For more information call 509-786-3497. Location: Prosser Tasting Room 2880 Lee Rd, Suite D
Contact:
Meredith Bowman
Phone:
509-786-3497
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Dollar$ for Scholars Fundraiser at Mercer Wine Estates
Date:
May 3, 2014
Location:
3100 Lee Road, Prosser, WA 99350
Description:
Dollar$ For Scholars Fundraiser We highlight the Grandview Dollars for Scholars Fundraiser every year here at Mercer Wine Estates. Celebrate with us by giving back to our communities growing interest in pursing secondary education! All day Mercer Estates Tasting Fees will be donated to the scholarship fund! So bring in your Family & Friends and support us in this great cause!
Contact:
Katherine Knee
Phone:
509-786-2097
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7th Annual Spring Chehalis Valley Wine Tour
Dates:
May 3, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Location:
6 Chehalis Valley wineries
Description:
Two day passport tour of six Chehalis Valley wineries between Toledo and Tenino within easy access of I-5. Start at any winery and pick up your passport, map and souvenir glass. A variety of wines and hors d'oevres at each stop on the tour.
Contact:
Cheryl Padula
Phone:
360 607 0774
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2-Week Class: Wine and Dining Etiquette with Sommelier Dieter Schafer
Dates:
May 6, 2014 - May 13, 2014
Location:
South Seattle Community College. 6000 - 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
Description:
Table manners play an important part in making a favorable impression. Learn how to be more polished and socially savvy for your next fine dining experience. Certified Educator Dieter covers the dos and don'ts of fine dining including how to order in a restaurant, pair food and wine, how to converse, how to complain and compliment, guest-server relationship, tips on tipping, and guidelines for hosting a dinner. Several wines are served and a wine tasting primer is included. Tasting each session. For details please go to www.Hospitality-and-Wine-Education.com . ~ ~ ~ 2 Tuesdays, May 6-13, 2014, 6-9 pm. $74 per person, all fees included. Preregistration required 206-934-5339.
Contact:
CED
Phone:
206-934-5339
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Auburn Art Walk with Wine Tasting
Date:
May 9, 2014
Location:
Auburn, Washington
Description:
The event showcases local artists in downtown Auburn. The wine tasting part of the event includes Washington wines at some of the venues. Come celebrate art and wine in downtown Auburn!
Contact:
Laura Westergard
Phone:
253-939-3982
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Washington State Wine Commission Board Meeting
Date:
May 9, 2014
Location:
Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center, 2140 Wine Country Rd, Prosser
Description:
The meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. The extended meeting is to include an afternoon board workshop. The agenda for the May 9 Washington State Wine Commission board meeting will be posted here by Friday, May 2. The meeting is open to the public.
Contact:
Jayne Cain
Phone:
206-326-5760
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Spring Shrub Steppe Walk
Date:
May 10, 2014
Location:
1991 Chaffee Road - Sunnyside, WA 98944
Description:
Join us for an early morning hike through the shrub steppe. We will be on the lookout for some of the shrub steppe spring wildflowers as well as looking at basalt outcroppings. We had a fire on the native ground, and we can see what is coming back. Meet us at the tasting room at 9:00 am. We will go for about an hour hike through the native ground to the north of the winery. -- No fee - but reservations are required.
Contact:
Susan Garrison
Phone:
509-837-8281
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Savor Spring Food & Wine Tour on Whidbey Island
Dates:
May 10, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Location:
Various Whidbey Island tasting rooms
Description:
On May 10th & 11th four wineries and a distillery on Whidbey Island open their tasting rooms to present the annual Savor Spring Wine & Food Tour. This tour includes not only tastes of wine & spirits- many of them new releases for spring- but each venue will also feature a food vendor that will have samples of locally made and grown foods, creating a true taste of Whidbey Island. There will be signs to help show your way along the wine tour route. Starting at the south end of the Island your first stop will be just off Wilkinson Rd., the winery and vineyards of Comforts of Whidbey. There you can enjoy vistas of water, vineyards, cattle and other farming in progress while Carl and Rita Comfort and family pour their estate grown wines for your pleasure. Tasty bites to nibble on from Gordon’s restaurant will pair with their wines. Farther north on Maxwelton Road you will find Spoiled Dog Winery and vineyards. Lovely rolling hills of grapes, cattle and other livestock await you. Dogs and vintners great you, offering a Rose made from estate grown Pinot Noir and other fine wines, and food made by Chef Jess of the Roaming Radish. When you leave Spoiled Dog, head straight for the Whidbey Island Distillery tasting room known as the “bunker”. Here Steve and Beverly have been distilling spirits and making liquors and are working on a whiskey to be released soon. You can sample some liquors as well as a savory cheese made with the liquor by JW Desserts, a local award winning pastry chef. The next stop on the tour is Taste for Wine Tasting Room & Art Gallery at the Historic Bayview Corner Cash Store. This is the tasting room for Blooms Winery on Whidbey. Casual seating, wine bar style food and wine, and an art gallery await you. Here you will taste several award winning wines paired with food prepared by one of the food establishments at the Corner – Tres Gringos. There is live music on Sunday from 3-5 pm. On Saturday from 10-2 you can also visit the local Bayview Farmers Market, located just across the street, to stock up on local produce, baked goods and more. The grounds offer interesting art and fun interactive activities for the whole family. Head north from Bayview on Hwy 525 and go to Holmes Harbor Cellars, a few miles down Honeymoon Bay Rd north of the town of Freeland. At Holmes Harbor Cellars, winemaker Greg Martinez and his wife Theresa create wonderful rich award winning reds and whites in their Tuscan style winery. If the weather is good, enjoy some time on the patio enjoying the scenic views with your wine and tasty food samples made by the chef at Captain Whidbey Inn & Restaurant of Penn Cove. The tickets for the tour are $20. in advance, available at the participating tasting rooms or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/565371, or $25. at the door that weekend. The hours are 11 am to 5 pm both May 10th & 11th, although some winery tasting rooms are open later. For more information on the tour visit the Whidbey Island Vintners Association website at www.whidbeyislandvintners.org , email events@whidbeyislandvintners.org or call Taste for Wine tasting room at 360-321-0515.
Contact:
Virginia Bloom
Phone:
360-331-4084
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Convergence Zone Cellars: Spring Wine Release
Date:
May 10, 2014
Location:
Convergence Zone Cellars, 18800 142nd Ave. NE (Suite 5B), Woodinville, WA
Description:
Join us for the long-awaited release of the new vintages of some of our most popular wines. The spring release will include our 2011 Squall Line Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011 Virga (a blend of Mourvedre, Syrah and Grenache), and our 2013 Drizzle Pinot Gris (made in a sweeter style). These wines will be paired with small bites by Italianissimo.
Contact:
Scott Greenberg
Phone:
425-233-5638
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Mother’s Day “Wine Country” Brunch at Columbia Winery
Date:
May 11, 2014
Location:
Columbia Winery
Description:
Let Mom know you were listening all those times she said breakfast was the most important meal of the day by taking her to brunch at Columbia Winery. Join us at our Woodinville tasting room on Sunday, May 11, 2014, for an exquisite Mother's Day meal, live music, Columbia Winery wines and sparkling cocktails. Columbia Winery will feature a delightful "Wine Country Brunch" designed by Executive Chef Michael C. Toni with delicious options for everyone in the family. Choose from two seating options: 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tickets; $45 adults; $25 children 12-5 and 4 and under free +9.5% tax and 20% gratuity per ticket On sale now at: http://columbiawinerybrunch.bpt.me/
Contact:
Lisa Desfaugeres
Phone:
(425) 488-2776
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4th Annual Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Fest
Dates:
May 17, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Location:
Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum
Description:
Hood River Rotary announced their annual fundraiser, the Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Fest – set for May 17-18th, 2014 in Hood River. This two day event will feature the many award-winning wineries and vineyards in the Columbia Gorge AVA, including two days of wine tasting, artists from around the Pacific Northwest, fruit pairings from the Pear Bureau Northwest, food from the best restaurants in the region, and area musicians. The event will be held at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River. Proceeds from the event will benefit Hood River Rotary’s Scholarship program for local graduating high school students. Tickets: Day Pass is $25 per person includes 4 wine-tastings, commemorative glass and admission to WAAAM. Hours: Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm
Contact:
Jennifer Gulizia
Phone:
(541) 619-4123
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BLANC PARTY at Mercer Wine Estates
Date:
May 17, 2014
Location:
3100 Lee Road, Prosser, WA
Description:
BLANC PARTY Enjoy a relaxed, seated tasting of Mercer’s highly acclaimed white wine flight with delicacies paired with each wine. $20 / Wine Club Members Free Winery Facility Tours also available — Be sure to RSVP with group size and suggested time of arrival.
Contact:
Katherine Knee
Phone:
509-786-2097
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4-Week Class: Guide to Wines of the World with Sommelier Dieter Schafer
Dates:
May 20, 2014 - June 10, 2014
Location:
South Seattle Community College. 6000 - 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
Description:
World Traveler Sommelier Dieter invites you to visit old- and new-world wine regions and taste wines from common and from unusual grape varieties. Class includes effective tasting techniques, lots of wine vocabulary to help you describe wines, a bit of history and geography of the regions, best wine-buying strategies, wine-and-food pairing guidelines, correct serving techniques and temperature, and hints for proper storing and aging. Tasting each session. For details please go to www.Hospitality-and-Wine-Education.com . ~ ~ ~ 4 Tuesdays, May 20-June 10, 2014, 6-9 pm. $123 per person, all fees included. Preregistration required 206-934-5339.
Contact:
CED
Phone:
206-934-5339
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R&R: Earth Day at Mercer Estates
Date:
May 24, 2014
Location:
3100 Lee Road, Prosser, WA 99350
Description:
Celebrate Earth Day at Mercer Estates — Ditch the plastic and purchase a reusable Mercer water bottle! R&R: Recycle and Receive Bring in empty wine bottles or used cardboard wine carriers to RECYCLE and RECEIVE $1 off any wine purchase! Come learn about Mercer’s long standing sustainability efforts. “Respect the Land”
Contact:
Katherine Knee
Phone:
509-786-2097
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PDX Jazz @ Waterbrook Winery Presents: Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band
Date:
May 31, 2014
Location:
Waterbrook Winery
Description:
PDX Jazz @ Waterbrook Winery Presents: Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band Saturday, May 31, 7 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. 10518 West Highway 12, Walla Walla, WA Tickets: $40 General Admission Lawn seating; with blankets and low sand chairs welcome, rear patio viewing access also available; no outside food and beverage. VIP Table Reserve Seating: Select seating available in prime viewing area at $50 per seat or $400 per table, seats 8; only 10 tables available. Ticket Link: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=pdxj#Poncho Food & Wine Latin-inspired cuisine by Waterbrook Executive Chef Andrew Oldham, paired with select white and red Waterbrook wines by the glass and bottle, and featured craft beers by North Coast Brewing Company. All food and beverages are available as a separate purchase. About Poncho Sanchez (photo attached) For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, Grammy® Award-winning percussionist Poncho Sanchez has been described as a kaleidoscopic swirl of Latin jazz, swing, bebop and salsa. By his teen years, his musical consciousness had been solidified by the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaría, and James Brown. Sanchez, who recently celebrated his 30th anniversary as a Concord Picante artist with the release Live in Hollywood, returns to the region for his first performance since his memorable 2011 Portland Jazz Festival appearance. The master conguero will be joined by his acclaimed 8-piece Latin Jazz Band. FEATURED VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9ZkY5g8KBU “As Elvis is to rock and James Brown is to soul, Poncho Sanchez is to salsa…particularly the congas.” - LA Times Recommend Hotels: The Marcus Whitman The Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel Blocks Available; Code: PDX Jazz Web Links: Ticketing link - https://www.arts-people.com Waterbrook Winery link - http://www.waterbrook.com PDX Jazz link - http://www.pdxjazz.com
Contact:
Daniel Soler
Phone:
509-522-1262
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