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Natural Wine Tasting & Discussion

  • The Parlor at The Battery 717 Battery Street San Francisco, CA, 94111 United States (map)

In the world of contemporary food and wine, few trends have provoked more discussion than so-called "natural wine." Broadly understood as a winemaking style that emphasizes hands-off farm and cellar work, and discourages the use of additives, natural wine appeals to a younger generation of wine drinkers who see it as the logical extension of organic agriculture. The producers of natural wine, increasingly critical of the post-War boom in high-tech, high-yield winemaking, defend it as a purer expression of place and a more artisanal form of production.

But what exactly is natural wine, why has it provoked so much controversy, and why should you care? We've assembled a stellar panel of top natural winemakers, sommeliers, and importers to educate you about truths and myths of natural wine, its origins, and its future. We'll lead you through a tasting of six different wines produced in this style.

Panel Participants

Melissa Gisler Modanlou, Rock Juice (moderator)
Keven Clancy, Farm Wine Imports, wine importer/distributor
Josh Eubank, Percy Selections, wine importer
Jared & Tracey Brandt, Donkey & The Goat, winemakers
Shelley Lindgren, A16 + SPQR, sommelier/restaurateur
Chris Scanlan, Pain & Glory Cellars + Amy Atwood Selections + Zev Rovine Selections, winemaker/distributor
Andrew Yandell, Trumpet Wines, wine importer
Lauren Feldman, Cala Restaurant
Essam Kardosh, Del Popolo

*$40 per person, includes cocktails
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Earlier Event: February 23
Foradori and Montesecondo @ CALA SF
Later Event: October 10
Farm Wine Imports @ Cala SF