Slow Food Slow Wine – March 29th, 2014

Slow Food Slow Wine

Old Chatham Cheese

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Old Chatham Sheepherding Co. - cow & sheep's milk moo-ewe blue

KingstonWine-5Rich Vergili, began the evening by briefly discussing Slow Food’s mission of good, clean and fair food (and beverage), after which he introduced our host and main speaker, Michael Drapkin, co-owner of the Kingston Wine Company. Michael enlightened us on the connection between good, clean and fair as it applies to his passion of heritage wines. He connected his trinity of terroir, family and artisanality to Slow Food’s good, clean and fair as he spun the story of 4 different wines during the course of the evening. Those wines are listed below and are available at the Kingston Wine Company. These wines are modestly priced and represent the principles promoted by Michael.

2012 Broc Cellars Carignan Sonoma County, California

2013 Domaine de Fenouillet VDP Vaucluse Southern Rhone, France

2012 Darting Durkheimer Nonnengarten Pfalz, Germany

2012 Eric Chevalier Muscadet Cotes de Grand Lieu

In addition, local cheeses, bread and some special charcuterie items prepared by Chef John Kowalski were a perfect foil for the wines. Everyone was thrilled with the evening’s informal gathering and tasting. Please join us next time as we plan to have more events with the Kingston Wine Company.