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Slow Food Golden Glass event June 9

By Jessica Yadegaran
Thursday, May 24th, 2007 at 10:15 am in Uncategorized.

So, I’m getting really into Italian wines. There’s nothing more exciting to me than drinking some indigenous wine from Veneto that goes oh-so perfectly with pasta or pizza. It’s just the way it’s supposed to be. All I know is the California Cabernets my friends and I have long served with these dishes hasn’t been right. They totally over power the food, in addition to my head.

If you missed Prima’s regional Italian wine primer last week, definitely check out San Francisco Slow Food’s annual Golden Glass event June 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Fort Mason’s Herbst Pavilion. The cost is $50 and it’s very worth it. The Golden Glass is a lively and very important program featuring top Italian regional wines complemented by delicious delights from Bay Area restaurateurs and food producers.

The 2007 Golden Glass will celebrate the efforts of more than 60 wine producers who strive to protect, nurture, and revive the indigenous and classic Italian varieties. Attendees can also enjoy savory delights and sweet treats from a magnificent group of local restaurants, food artisans and producers. There’s also a silent auction which will benefit the new Slow Food San Francisco School Garden Project and the Chefs in the School project. And a Gala Wine Dinner on Sunday. Check it all out.

This year, the Golden Glass kicks of the launch of the Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign in San Francisco in collaboration with CAFF (Community Alliance with Family Farmers). All attendees will receive a list of all the Farmers Market and CSA programs active in the Bay and will be encouraged to become “co-producers”. You can get tickets online, in the mail or in person, as long as they last.

Here’s a partial list of this year’s winery participants. I’m so excited to check out wines from Umbria and Lombardia!

VALLE D’AOSTA
Cave du Vin Blanc
La Crotta di Vigneron
PIEMONTE
Cortese Giuseppe
Filippo Gallino
Gianfranco Alessandria
Renzo Castella
Cascina Val del Prete
Cornarea
Cascina Bruciata
Tranchero Osvaldo
Castello di Neive
Prunotto
Damilano
Josetta Saffirio
Bricco Maiolica
LOMBARDIA
Barone Pizzini
VENETO
La Montecchia
Ruggeri
Zardetto
Zenato
FRIULI
Collavini
La Tunella
Livon
Tenuta Luisa
La Boatina
EMILIA-ROMAGNA
Corte d’Aibo
TOSCANA
Fornacina
Castello del Terriccio
Querceto
Le Fonti
Fattoria Poggiopiano
Il Molino di Grace
Sassotondo
Casanuova delle Cerbaie
Cesani
TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE
Cantina San Michele Appiano
Tenuta San Leonardo
UMBRIA
Caprai
Tabarrini
San Rocco
MARCHE
Marotti Campi
LAZIO
Pallavicini
ABRUZZO
Centorame
Cantine Tollo
Valle Reale
CAMPANIA
D’Antiche Terre
De Conciliis
Cantine Gran Furor Divina Costiera
SICILIA
Valle dell’Acate
Alessandro di Camporeale
Benanti
SARDEGNA
Feudi della Medusa
Pala
Antichi Poderi Jerzu
Argiolas
Pedres
PUGLIA
Accademia dei Racemi

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