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Thu, Sep 27


Smithsonian Associates

WF Talk @ The Smithsonian - DC

Natural wine talk and book signing at The Smithsonian!?

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WF Talk @ The Smithsonian - DC
WF Talk @ The Smithsonian - DC

Time & Location

Sep 27, 2018, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Smithsonian Associates, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20026, USA

About the event

Drawing on their new book, WINE FOOD (Lorena Jones Books), sommelier and winery owner Dana Frank and award-winning cookbook author Andrea Slonecker offer a guide to one of their favorite categories of paring elements, natural wines. While the term "natural" can be controversial and doesn’t have a solid, agreed-upon definition in winemaking, it generally means that the grapes are grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides and the vineyards are organically or biodynamically farmed. The wines ferment by way of their own wild yeasts and are free of additives, except, in some cases, naturally occurring sulphur as a preservative.

Frank and Slonecker discuss a range of distinctive flavors that natural wines offer, and how to match intriguing, off-the-beaten-path varieties with your favorite foods. Their suggestions include combining dry sparkling Vouvray with Indian flavors, orange wines from the Republic of Georgia with hearty roasted vegetables, and Sicilian reds with rich braised meats. Wine drinkers of all knowledge levels can bring home plenty of tempting natural wine-and-food duets to try.

After the program, enjoy a specially paired bite and sip. WINE FOOD is available for sale and signing at the event.

$45 Members

$65 Non-members

For tickets, click here: Smithsonian Events

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