Welcome to Circo Vino

Circo Vino, loosely translated as “Wine Circus,” is a fine wine importer that offers serious artistry and joyful pleasure in our portfolio selection.  Specializing in wines from unique terroirs, crafted by wine farmers who take great care from vineyard to table, our wines bring stories, education and experiences. We invite you to join our circus of sublime wine – a collaborative performance between mother nature, the grower and you.

News & Events

Wine Geek Fashion, Limited Edition Tee

Wine Geek Fashion Alert! Surprise your bestie with a BlauFränkisch Friends Forever Limited Edition Tee! The ‪#‎BFFF‬ shirt is an homage to one of our favorite red varieties, ‪#‎Blaufränkisch‬ and its equally delicious Hungarian counterpart, ‪#‎Kékfrankos‬. $20, plus S&H, Women’s Ts size L-XL and Men’s Ts size XSM-XL.  www.circovino.com to place your order. Credit Cards accepted.  ‪#‎Respekt‬ ‪#‎Weninger‬ ‪#‎Preisinger‬ ‪#‎youknowyouwantone‬

Bottlenotes & Brushstrokes feat. Schellmann

Throwback to our Bottlenotes & Brushstrokes ‪#‎winegallery‬ event continued. In collaboration with @Ugallery, the event featured a pairing of wine and art from the talented @JohnDiehl. After asking each of our winemakers a set of questions, John created a representation of each winery based on their individual answers. This week we are highlighting Weingut ‪#‎Schellman‬ with @FredLoimer’s answers which inspired this beautiful painting. Each painting is about 15,000 brushstrokes producing an almost airbrushed effect on the canvas. John describes himself as a “binge painter” who paints for hours on end in a trance-like state while listening to music. Before becoming a painter, he was a professionally trained classical musician and now as an accomplished painter has taken on a second career as a beard-care expert. Happy ‪#‎TBT‬!

Umami Paired With Riesling

This is a well-written and fun article about that elusive flavor sensation Umami. Mentioned as a great pairing is Riesling and the article recommends ‪#‎Malat‬ Silberbichl single vineyard Riesling.

St. John Educates Us On Austrian Red Varieties

More news from the Windy City and  ‪#‎BillStJohn‬ who has been educating us about wine for more than 30 years!! St. John reminds us that making it red doesn’t mean it has to be big but that it can be SO good! This is a great article to educate yourself about ‪#‎Austrian‬ red varieties in a thorough and concise way. @clauspreisinger @fweninger @jr_wine

Newest Member of Candid Wines

Congratulations to Steven Fladung who is the newest member of ‪#‎CandidWines‬ our omnivinous distributor in Illinois. Trial by ‪#‎Blaufränkisch‬- that’s how they roll around there!

The Seven Elements of Uniqueness Seminar

The Seven Elements of Uniqueness: Austrian Wine Seminar in Orange County, April 24th at the Neptune Wine School

This event is for ‪#‎winetrade‬ only and seating is very limited.

Grüner Veltliner Gone Crazy

What have we been up to? Oh, just hanging’ out with some ‪#‎CrazyCreatures‬‪#‎GrunerVeltliner‬ gone crazy by Michael ‪#‎Malat‬.

Blank Space Dinner For Forty

Calm before the storm ‪#‎blankspace‬ @crudoaz @poshrestaurant ‪#‎trustthechef‬ ‪#‎lushacid‬ ‪#‎austrianwine‬ dinner for forty

Hosting a Dinner at Crudo in Phoenix

Circo Vino will be hosting a dinner at Crudo in Phoenix Monday night as a part of their ‪#‎BlankSpace‬ Dinner Series. This throw-down between two local chefs is a 4-course, Japanese themed meal with wine pairings from ‪#‎StiftGottweig‬‪#‎Reinisch‬‪#‎Sattlerhof‬‪#‎Knoll‬‪#‎Preisinger‬‪#‎Weninger‬, and ‪#‎Malat‬. Seats are limited. http://www.crudoaz.com

Bottlenotes & Brushstrokes Throwback

It’s Thursday and we are traveling back to our Bottlenotes & Brushstrokes ‪#‎winegallery‬ event from last February. In collaboration with @Ugallery, the event featured a pairing of wine and art from the talented @JohnDiehl. After asking each of our winemakers a set of questions, John created a representation of each winery based on their individual answers. This week we are highlighting Winemaker Franz ‪#‎Weninger‬’s answers which inspired this beautiful painting. Each painting is about 15,000 brushstrokes producing an almost airbrushed effect on the canvas. John describes himself as a “binge painter” who paints for hours on end in a trance-like state while listening to music. Before becoming a painter, he was a professionally trained classical musician and now as an accomplished painter has taken on a second career as a beard-care expert. Happy ‪#‎TBT‬!

 

Austrian New Red Wine Culture Seminar

Austrian New Red Wine Culture Seminar in SF, Apr. 21st, and LA, Apr. 23rd

Austrian red wine seminar with Willi Klinger, Managing Director for the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, and David Glancy, MS, Founder & CEO of the San Francisco Wine School, will feature four flights of the indigenous grapes Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent as well as a rare flight of Pinot Noir.
The seminar will last for 1.5 hours and will be followed by a light lunch.

Circo Vino will be participating with wines from ‪#‎Preisinger‬‪#‎Reinisch‬, and ‪#‎Weninger‬.
This event is for Wine Trade only and seats are limited.