Your Guide to Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wine

The Tangled Vine Bar is holding their second annual tasting to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. They’ll be sampling 20 Old World Wines with delicious bites of Mediterranean Cuisine to match.

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Time: 3pm – 6pm
Where: The Tangled Vine – Wine Bar & Kitchen
434 Amsterdam Avenue, New York (SW Corner of 81st St.)
Suggested Minimum Donation: $50 p/person (100% of proceeds go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)

More info on their website.

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Our friends at Amail Restaurant have a wine dinner tomorrow: Assyrtiko No Longer, The New (or Rather Old) Red Wines of Greece. See the info below.

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Here is the list of participants for the Return To Terroir tasting in NYC on February 27th, 2012.


Ngeringa Vineyard


Nikolaihof Wachau

Weingut Geyerhof



Vinedos Santa Emiliana




Domaine Marcel Deiss

Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Domaine Tempé

Domaine Ostertag

Domaine Josmeyer

Domaine Valentin Zusslin

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From the Astor Center:

It’s time for our Eighth Annual Natural Wine Event! Sample delightful natural wines imported by Jenny & François Selections, and learn about them from the winemakers themselves.

On Saturday, February 18, taste 20 wines for just $20, and stand face to face with these passionate artisans as they share their stories.

Throughout the afternoon we will also hold short optional seminars with three engaging speakers: Florent Plageoles from the Plageoles winery in Gaillac, France; Helena Lomazzi from the Colombaia winery in Tuscany, Italy; and Andy Fisher, President of Astor Wines & Spirits and Astor Center.

Eleven natural winemakers will be in attendance. Please book your spots early, as tickets may sell out.

Wineries Featured at the Event:

Dante & Helena Lomazzi
Tuscany, Italy

Coturri Winery
California, USA

Damien Delecheneau
Domaine de la Grange Tiphaine
Loire Valley, France

Joël & Christine Ménard
Domaine des Sablonnettes
Loire Valley, France

Emmanuel Guillot-Broux
Domaine Guillot-Broux
Burgundy, France

Nadia Lusseau
Haut Lavigne
Southwest Region, France

Chad Hardesty
Hardesty Vineyards
California, USA

Alain Richard
Loup Blanc
Languedoc-Rousillon, France

Florent Plageoles
Southwest Region, France

David Barrault
Tire Pé
Bordeaux, France

Gilles Bley
Clos Siguier
Cahors, France

Price: $20.00
Date: Sat, Feb 18th, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Coturri & Mushroom Winemaker Dinner

Eric Tucker & his team will provide a 5-course prix fixe meal featuring truffles & other exotic mushrooms with the uniquely natural & complex organic wines from Coturri Winery. Join us for this very special evening in our private wineroom.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
6pm-930pm (ish)
5-course prix fixe menu with Coturri wine pairings
$90/person (before tax/gratuity)
Space is limited, please call Alison for a seat at the table

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The next installment of the great traveling biodynamic wine tasting. More info at

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Under the guidance of still new-ish sommelier Michael Garofola, Genoa continues its strong series of wine dinners with an event on Monday, May 16 featuring Slovenia’s Movia wines. Winemaker Aleš Kristancic will be on-hand during the five-course meal to talk about the natural, biodynamic wine movement and share stories about his family’s winery (which has been in business since 1820). $95; reservations required.

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Event Details

Date: May 12, 2011
Location: 2000 Oregon Road, Mattituck, NY 11952
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Join owners Barbara Shinn and David Page on a walk through their vineyard, where they will discuss the organic and biodynamic farming practices they are using, along with natural winemaking practices including indigenous yeast fermentations. They can answer your questions about biodynamic farming & the certification process, as well as addressing how they make use of practices such as:
• permanent cover cropping in tandem with permaculture
• compost tea
• biodynamic field preps
• putting compost “to sleep” for an extended summer cure.

Shinn Estate Vineyards is located at 2000 Oregon Road, Mattituck, NY 11952. See directions at

Fee: $5 per person NOFA members, $15 non-members. Call 631-804-0367 to pre-register.

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