SLOW FOOD SAN FRANCISCO’S “GOLDEN GLASS” WINE EVENT CELEBRATES 7TH ANNIVERSARY, JUNE 12, 2010
Highlighting sustainable & ‘slow’ wines from around the globe, paired with culinary delights from Bay Area chefs and artisanal food producer.
Participating restaurants include: A16, Acquerello, Betelnut, Delfina, E Tutto Qua, Frantoio, Il Cane Rosso, Lark Creek Steak, One Market, Perbacco, Plum Restaurant, Ristobar, Shokolaatt, Girl and the Fig, Thirsty Bear, and many others.
The proceeds of the Golden Glass event benefit Slow Food San Francisco's “Slow Food in School” Programs, including, school gardens, and the Time for Lunch Campaign; as well Slow Food USA's Ark of Taste program.
The Golden Glass Event Details:
Saturday, June 12 – Fort Mason Center, the Festival Pavilion
• Trade and media review: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
• General admission: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (including Slow Food Members)
• Entrance fee: advance purchase, $60 (Slow Food members, $55); $70 at the door.
• All entry fees include unlimited wine and 5 food tasting tickets.
• Additional food tickets can be purchased at $20 for 5 tickets (including for guests under 21).
The Golden Glass Wine Event, Slow Food San Francisco’s annual fundraiser, will mark its 7th year with an impressive display of over 100 sustainable & regional wine producers from around the globe, complemented by an exclusive sampling from the Bay Area’s top restaurants and artisanal producers. Golden Glass will, once again, prove to be a lively gastronomic and educational event, a uniquely San Francisco experience, and a decidedly “SLOW” afternoon savoring all that we enjoy here in the Bay Area.
The 2010 Golden Glass will celebrate the efforts of the most exciting, sustainable wines produced around or imported into the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally an Italian wine event, Golden Glass has evolved over the past two years to embrace sustainable and terroir-expressive wines from local California producers, as well as from around the globe, including Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, Napa Valley, South America, France, Spain, Greece, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and, of course, Italy, among others.
Again this year, qualifying wines will have the opportunity to participate in the 2nd Annual Golden Glass Wine Competition designed to honor and support sustainable and terroir-expressive wines from around the globe. Chaired by local sommelier and educator, Rebecca Chapa, and judged by a panel of acclaimed national wine experts, the 2010 Golden Glass Competition will award golden glasses – as well as silver and bronze distinctions – to the best “slow” wines the world has to offer. Participating wines reflect the Slow Food principles of “good, clean and fair” production practices – whether organic, sustainable or biodynamic. Wine producers interested in submitting wines for the competition can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thegoldenglass.com.
Complementing the year's most talked-about local and international sustainably-focused wines will be culinary delights from more than three-dozen Bay Area purveyors, providing sample-size plates of their signature dishes, charcuterie, cheese, olive oil, seasonal fruit, breads, pastries, and gelato presented in market-style atmosphere for attendees to savor throughout the afternoon.
For more on Golden Glass, Slow Food USA, and Slow Food International:
The Golden Glass event site: http://thegoldenglass.com
Slow Food USA national website: www.slowfoodusa.org
Slow Food Intl website: www.slowfood.com