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Natural Wine Rocks (and Rockstars) in the Mission

August 11, 2010

Bar Bambino, Flour + Water, Heart, Farina, Bi-Rite Market, Foreign Cinema, Heirloom and Delfina represent the Mission District during this year’s Natural Wine Week, meaning that this compact, vibrant neighborhood might just boast the highest concentration of retail and restaurant sources for natural wine from August 23-29 in, well…, just about anyplace.

Two events, both sure to be a really good time, anchor the week’s activities in this part of town. First up Tuesday, August 24th from 5-10pm, Alex Finberg and the team at Farina are hosting Arianna Occhipinti for a dinner featuring her stellar Sicilian wines. So come on down to meet Arianna an learn what frapatto is all about. Regular reservations are being accepted, so please call ahead — this night will likely book up.

Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana
3560 18th Street
San Francisco
Tel: 415-565-0360

And then on Friday, August 27 from 7-11pm, Jeff Segal and the gang at Heart host a natural wine party with djs, food pairings and plenty of natty wine juice. Oh, and puppets too. Full event flyer and info here.

Heart
1270 Valencia Street
San Francisco
Tel: 415-285-1200

Countdown to Natural Wine Week

August 7, 2010

*Note: The schedule of events put on by retailers during Natural Wine Week has been updated. Please update your plans accordingly. Click here to see the updated retailer schedule.

August 23-29 is going to be a monumental week of wine here in San Francisco. Some teasers from a few participating restaurants:

Collin Casey, wine director at Baker & Banker, and Chef Jeffrey Banker, have assembled an all-star team of chefs and sommeliers to host a set menu paired with natural wines from Italy. Joining the Baker & Banker duo: Mauro Cirilli, wine director at Perbacco and Barbacco, along with Chef Staffan Terje; sommelier Alex Finberg and Chef Paolo Laboa from Farina; and Massimiliano Conti, the Chef and wine director at La Ciccia. Rock on, guys! For more information about this highly anticipated dinner and natural wine summit (which will likely sell out fast), please call Collin Casey at Baker & Banker: 415.351.2500.