Wine Events: The 2010 Golden Glass pours into San Francisco‎

    Wine Tasting

    Wine Tasting, Golden Glass San Francisco

    Slow Food San Francisco will host its annual fund raiser for the seventh year at the Fort Mason Center. The 2010 Golden Glass will celebrate the efforts of over 100 international wine producers who strive to protect, nurture, and revive the indigenous and classic varieties of their regions. The wineries will be clustered in designated, regional areas throughout the pavilion to help attendees taste and learn about the regional and terroir nuances directly from the winemakers and proprietors themselves.

    Slow Food San Francisco’s annual Golden Glass is a lively gastronomic and educational event featuring the year’s most talked-about international wines complemented by culinary delights from the Bay Area’s top restaurants and artisan producers. The event will highlight international wineries, each with a compelling environmental, sustainable, or regional story to share. Taste over 200 wines, meet the winemakers, and mingle with Slow Food supporters.

    The Golden Glass 2010, San FranciscoThe 2010 Golden Glass event will hold a Wine Competition, encompassing wines from around the world throughout Europe, New Zealand and California judged by a team of top national and global wine experts the week prior to the June 12th event. The purpose of the first annual Golden Glass Wine Competition was to showcase and honor the caliber of the wines participating in the annual Slow Food tasting event: wines which reflect Slow Food production principles of “good, clean and fair”, whether organic, sustainably grown or biodynamic. Golden Glass awards, as well as silver and bronze honors, were given to the designated best wines in six varietal categories: sparkling; white (mono); white (blend); red (mono); red (blend); and dessert. In addition, two wines, a white and red, respectively, were awarded a special Expression of Terroir” award, which recognized a wine as a true representation of a specific terroir and historical grape.

    Slow Food U.S.A. oversees Slow Food activities in North America, including the support and promotion of the activities of 150 local chapters, or “convivium,” that carry out the Slow Food mission on a local level. Each convivium advocates sustainability and bio-diversity through educational events and public outreach that promote the appreciation and consumption of seasonal and local foods and the support of those who produce them. Proceeds of the event benefit Slow Food San Francisco’s Slow Food in School Programs, including school gardens, and real school lunch. We also support the Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste program.

    WINERY PARTICIPANTS

    ITALY

    FROM ABRUZZO
    Cantina Tollo
    Centorame
    Scarpone

    FROM FRIULI- VENEZIA GIULIA
    Renzo Sgubin

    FROM LE MARCHE
    Castello delle Regine
    Ciu Ciu Vini
    Marotti Campi
    Alberto Quacquarini
    Raina Viticoltori in Montefalco
    Tenuta San Rocco

    FROM LOMBARDIA
    Frecciarossa

    FROM PIEMONTE
    Alessandria
    Antica Grapperia Elena Borra
    Anzivino
    Cascina Bruciata
    Filippo Gallino
    Fratelli Alessandria
    La Corte
    La Montagnetta
    Poderi Ruggeri Corsini
    Prunotto
    Renzo Castella
    Tenuta Mazzolino
    Tranchero Osvaldo

    FROM SARDEGNA
    Pala

    FROM TRENTO ALTO ADIGE
    Cantina San Michelle Appiano
    Cantina Produttori Coltrerenzio
    Colterenzio

    FROM TUSCANY
    Casa alle Vacche
    Cantina Fornacina
    Morisfarms
    Sassotondo
    Tenuta di Montecucco

    FROM UMBRIA
    Raina
    San Rocco, Tenuta

    FROM VENETO
    La Montecchia
    Nicolis
    Ruggeri
    Zenato

    FROM THE REST OF ITALY
    D’Antiche Terre – Campania
    La Crotta Di Vengneron – Valle d’Aosta

    UNITED STATES

    FROM MENDOCINO
    Mendocino WineGrape & Wine Comission (MWWC)
    Paul Dolan Vineyards
    Handley Cellars
    Breggo Cellars
    Esterlina Vineyards and Winery
    Navarro Vineyards
    Bink Wines
    Magnanimus Wine Group
    Pacific Star Winery
    Baxter

    FROM THE REST OF CALIFORNIA
    Derby Wine Estates
    Occasio Winery
    Riverbench Vineyard
    Terra Savia Organic Wines

    RESTAURANTS ATTENDING

    A16
    Acquerello
    Betelnut
    Delfina Pizzeria
    E Tutto Qua
    Flour + Water
    Frantoio
    The Girl and the Fig
    Heaven’s Dog
    Il Cane Rosso
    Lark Creek Steak
    One Market
    Plum Restaurant
    Perbacco
    Ristobar
    Serpentine
    Slow Club
    Thirsty Bear

    FOOD ARTISANS ATTENDING

    Apollo Olive Oil
    Caffe del Doge
    Del Real Medjools
    Nana Mae’s Organics
    Rustic Bakery
    Shokolaatt
    Stella Cadente

    NGO VENDORS

    Buy Fresh, Buy Local
    CAFF
    CUESA
    EAT REAL Festival
    Edible SF
    Farm Fresh to You
    Food & Water Watch
    The Fruit Guys
    Nana Mae’s Organics
    La Cocina Community Kitchen
    Roots of Change

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