Golden Glass: Slow Food, Wine, and Free Tickets on Us

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Hey, want to go to Slow Food's Golden Glass event? SFoodie has two tickets to award to the person who writes the best one-line description of a wine, real or imagined, in the comments section below.

If you like Italian wines, you'll like the Golden Glass wine and food event, and we may even be able to take you there (more on that at the end of the post). Golden Glass is Slow Food's annual tasting focused on wines from Italy.

The large-scale tasting at Fort Mason, Slow Food's eighth, offers wine and food from "artisans around the world in celebration of Slow Food's work to advocate for sustainability, biodiversity and preservation of food traditions." This year's event also celebrates the launch of Slow Food's new wine publication, Slow Wine, "Slow Food Italy's new, comprehensive and meticulously researched guide to Italian wines." The guide looks at how the wines taste and how ethically and environmentally they were produced.

The Piemonte is particularly well represented, and the event effectively covers Italy from boot tip to top with a half-dozen California wineries as well. A complete list of wineries is online.

Unlike many of the larger consumer wine tastings, the food at Golden Glass is actually good, if not as abundant as the wine. A16 and Delfina always do something nice, and we see Bi-Rite and Izakaya Yuzuki are coming this year (see the complete list here). There's usually a bit less food than we'd like, but it helps balance out the intense wine exploration.

When: Feb 4, 2012. 1-5 PM
Where: Fort Mason Center Herbst Pavillion
Tickets: $80 for wine and food / $30 for food only. Under 5 enters for free*.
Online at thegoldenglass.com. Slow Food Member discounts available.

*One new thing we haven't seen before, but piqued our interest in the press release: a kid's area. Not sure how that will work, but perhaps it's a de-facto day care for dual tasting parents? Here's what the official release says:"Sanchez and Miraloma Elementry schools will also provide a children's area with fun and educational activities for children. Both of these schools offer garden programs supported by Slow Food San Francisco, and will benefit from The Golden Glass."

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Josie
Josie

Anderson Valley Late Harvest Gewurztraminer: If Mary Poppins umbrella'd her way to adults, she'd be preaching this as a deal sweetener. 

Jonathan Kauffman
Jonathan Kauffman

...and we have a winner! Email me at jonathan.kauffman@sfweekly.com to claim your prize.

Josie
Josie

Wahoo!!! I'm so excited! Thanks, Jonathan! (Too many exclamation marks? Nah...)

Heather
Heather

Man, I was sure that I had this in the bag, and then along comes dark horse Josie with her Mary Poppins genius. Well played, madam. Well played.

Amihan Fc
Amihan Fc

Navarro Pinot:  Fruity and unblemished, a sip of the Navarro Pinot is like swaying in a hammock between two old oak trees while the sun comes out from behind the Mendocino fog. 

Sfoodieben
Sfoodieben

I'm influenced by the fact that I like Navarro, and will be writing about them soon.

Randy
Randy

Vino de Milo Chianti - the goddess of love and beauty has found her soulmate.

Wine-O
Wine-O

With legs like that, how can anybody resist!

Fluffy
Fluffy

Vin Di Stefano - enthralled me initially with the warmth of a lucious, well worn velvet robe ...followed by intensity and bold dark tar notes that which a pirate would drink

Gina B
Gina B

Chateau Montelena Cabernet: Ambrosia made from the real fruit that got us kicked out of Eden.

Rochelle Nanette Germano
Rochelle Nanette Germano

Sofia Blanc de Blancs: Like your taste buds were invited to the Oscars by Vincent Cassel in a bow-tie.

Heather
Heather

Jacuzzi 2010 Montepulciano: Like blackberry and cassis are having a vicious cock fight in your mouth.

Sharpworm
Sharpworm

the champagne I had last night bubbled sublimely as God's bidet.

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