Monday, January 16, 2012

Taste Coturri Wines in SF: Jan. 25 Dinner at Millenium

Tony Coturri
Taste a rare breed - Coturri may be the only "natural" winery in California with certified organic grapes. They will be visiting Millenium restaurant in SF Wednesday, Jan. 25 when chef Eric Tucker plans a vegetarian feast in praise of mushrooms.

The five course meal is a prix fixe event. Including wine pairing, the meal will be $90.

Learn more about the Mushroom Food and Natural Wine event here.

And, it should be mentioned, one can dine at Millenium anytime and find organically grown wines on the wine list.  As usual, alas, many wines listed as organic are not certified - but some are.

If you're drinking local (i.e. U.S.), the wines grown with certified organically grown grapes ones are:

By the Glass

• Jeriko Sparkling Rose (one of the very few - if not currently the only - certified organically grown sparkling rose in California; Rack and Riddle should be coming out with one this summer)

• Montinore Riesling
• Alma Rosa Chardonnay

By the Bottle

• Pinot Blanc, Robert Sinskey, Los Carneros
• Chardonnay, Horse & Plow, McFadden Farm


• Cabernet Franc, Ceago, Lake County, California 08

If you feel moved to do so, you might ask why the other wines marked "organic" on their wine list are not certified and ask the restaurant to make a distinction on the wine list between certified and not certified.

1 comment:

  1. McFadden will release our first ever Sparkling Brut Rose - only 100 cases - on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at our annual Wine Club Appreciation BBQ Dinner.

    Of course it will be made from 100% certified organically grown grapes.

    Tickets are $45 per person, Wine Club members save $10 on two tickets. Children 12 and under are $20.

    This is the one time each year we open our organic farm and vineyard to the public.

    For tickets or info, call John in the McFadden Tasting Room at (707) 744-8463.