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SF Natural Wine Week: By the Glass Edition, part 1

August 10, 2010

File Under: Time to organize a natural wine crawl in SF!

Nopa will be pouring the astonishing Champagnes of Vouette & Sorbée by the glass all week. In the words of wine director Chris Deegan: “Bam!”

(For more about Vouette & Sorbée, check out Peter Liem’s contribution to last year’s 31 Days of Natural Wine.)

560 Divisadero
San Francisco
Tel: 415-864-8643

Shelley Lindgren and Ehren Jennings will be pouring Italian and North American natural wines by the glass all week long at both A16 and SPQR.

2355 Chestnut Street
San Francisco
Tel: 415-771-2216

1911 Fillmore Street
San Francisco
Tel: 415-771-7779

In addition to an evening of domestic natural wines at Arlequin on Thursday, August 26, Hayes Valley’s Absinthe Brasserie & Bar will feature an international selection of natural wines by the glass throughout the week.

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
398 Hayes Street
San Francisco


2010 San Francisco Natural Wine Week: Redux

July 15, 2010

That’s right, we’re back! And bigger than last year, too.

Dates for this year’s event are August 23-29, so mark your calendars accordingly!

We here at SF Natural Wine Week believe that San Francisco is the American hotbed for natural wine, so when it came time to gather the troops for this year’s event, we wanted to branch out to the larger natural wine community that has taken root in San Francisco.

(We’d like to think that last year’s successful event had something to do with it, but the fact is that San Francisco has long embraced the concept of natural wine — and a great testament to that fact is that when local industry folk hang out on their days off, they can often be found sharing their favorite natural wines with each other. This camaraderie has influenced a number of lists and retail selections around town.)

SF Natural Wine Week is an independently organized and hosted event — that is, apart from some light logistic and administrative support, the events are conceived of and hosted by each participating venue. Last year, Nopa, Biondivino, Terroir, the Jug Shop, Arlequin/Absinthe and Uva Enoteca each put their own voice and spirit into the selection of wines and winemakers featured at their events. Look for an even livelier and more engaging weeklong natural wine party this year!

Again, the dates for this year’s SF Natural Wine Week are August 23-29. Full schedule of events (and more) coming soon.

** 2010 San Francisco Natural Wine Week – Participating Venues **


Baker & Banker


Flour + Water

A16 / SPQR




Barbacco Enotrattoria

Terroir Natural Wine Merchant

Arlequin / Absinthe

Bi-Rite Market



La Ciccia

Bar Bambino

Foreign Cinema

San Francisco Wine Trading Company



Yield Wine Bar

Jug Shop

Slanted Door/Out the Door

Uva Enoteca