Villa Italia

Importer Of Fine Italian Wines

9th Annual Golden Glass

Saturday, June 29 2013

The Golden Glass features local, national and international sustainable wines complemented by culinary delights from the Bay Area’s top restaurants and artisan producers.

The Golden Glass is a lively gastronomic and educational event featuring local and international sustainable wines complemented by culinary delights from the Bay Area's top restaurants and artisan producers. Golden Glass is the annual fund-raiser for Slow Food San Francisco and is open to press, trade, Slow Food members, and the general public.

The Golden Glass will celebrate the efforts of approximately 80 national and international wine producers who strive to protect, nurture, and revive the indigenous and classic varieties of their regions. Slow Food will invite the wineries based on their sustainability practice, quality, and small run production.

The wineries will be presented throughout the pavilion in national "clusters" to help attendees taste and learn about the regional and terroir nuances directly from the winemakers and proprietors themselves.

To showcase the creative culinary talents of so many of our Bay Area chefs, the Slow Food Plaza will pay homage to the open food tasting markets and food. We expect to have more than three dozen purveyors providing sample-size plates of their signature dishes, charcuteries, cheeses, olive oils, seasonal fruits, breads, pastries, and gelatos for attendees to savor throughout the afternoon.

Each year, we also host a silent auction that features wine and food products as well as experiences. Featured auction items for 2013 will include a three-night stay at a home in Abruzzo, Italy, and an instant wine cellar comprised of bottles from participating wineries.

The proceeds of the event benefit Slow Food San Francisco's key initiatives, including the School Garden Programs and Slow Food USA's Ark of Taste program.

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