Join us for a tasting and discussion about natural wine. We will taste together a range of various natural wines from around the world made by the true rebels of the beverage world: vintners and grape farmers. We will define what natural wine is, discuss its ancestral roots and more recent rebirth. We will go over some of the styles and regional differences. We will also send you home with some resources on where to find your favorite natural wines. As a member of the local chapter of Slow Food, I incorporate the values of 'Good Clean and Fair' in the wines we choose and the people we feature.
Hello, I'm Simon--a Franco-American wine enthusiast. I grew up in France, often visiting winemakers in the Loire Valley with my parents. I have been working in restaurants for ten years and while doing so, have renewed my interest in all things wine. I have been the wine curator for Olympia Oyster Bar for 4+ years. I also opened Sardine Head (a natural wine bar & restaurant) in April 2018 with a friend. Our goal at Sardine Head is to create a space where people can enjoy natural wine without all the fussy old school rules and intimidation. We want to democratize wine. Wine for the people! I am also a member of Slow Food Portland and an advisor on their Slow Wine Board.
國際慢食協會 (Slow Food) 是國際性草根組織，創立於1989年，旨在保存當地食物文化和傳統，抵制速食文化的興起。 自成立以來，慢食已發展成全球性運動，致力於確保每個人都能獲得優質、乾淨和公平的食物。 參加體驗除了可以支持體驗達人外，您還將協助國際慢食協會在全球推廣各項專案，包括扶植在地社區、協助在地農民和生產者，並支持學校菜園和教育計劃等。
a tasting of 4-5 wines
I will send you home with a folder of resources on books, shops, restaurants and documentation on the Natural wine movement.
THURSDAY CLASSES: We will conduct our tasting in a charming shared restaurant space: Sweedeedee in the morning - a legendary North Portland farm-to-table breakfast joint & bakery; Sardine Head by night - the natural wine dive bar and restaurant that I founded. SATURDAY CLASSES: We will conduct our tasting in the space of our dear friends Bar Norman on SE Clintion st.
Please be of legal drinking age. All the wines poured are suitable for vegans. Please note that Thursday night classes take place at Sweedeedee in NE ; WHEREAS Saturday classes take place at Bar Norman in SE.
Slow Food -Natural wine class & tasting