"Wine From Here": First public screening
|W. Blake Gray|
|"Wine From Here" director Martin Carel|
Where: Victoria Theatre
When: Thursday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m.
Cost: $15, includes wine AND there's a discount for SFoodie readers (see below)
"Natural wine" is one of the most interesting, ill-defined movements in the food world. A software creator from Quebec came to California to make a documentary about it, and the film's first public screening is Thursday.
Martin Carel won't call the showing of his film "Wine From Here" a premier because film festivals might want to use that title. So put it this way: nobody has seen it yet. And there's a great bonus: six of the winemakers he interviews will be at the screening, and will pour their wines later at Heart wine bar, with $5 worth of wine included in the film ticket price.
The six winemakers scheduled to attend are:
Michael Dashe, Dashe Cellars
Kevin Kelley, Natural Process Alliance
Steve Edmunds, Edmunds St. John
Tony Coturri, Coturri Winery
Darek Trowbridge, Old World Winery
Gideon Beinstock, Clos Saron
Hank Beckmeyer, La Clarine Farm
So what exactly is "natural wine?" Carel says the best definition he's heard is this: "It's a traditional view of a wine where wine is an expression of terroir and a grape variety with minimal intervention from a winemaker."More »