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Natural Wine: Naked, Pure, and Thoroughly Contentious (Waiting List)

  • 1856 Beer Wine Cider 1465 Northeast Prescott Street Portland, OR, 97211 United States (map)

Come with us on a journey through the world of natural wines – a place that is home to some of the most exhilarating wines around, as well as a whole heap of controversy. 

We’ll take a trip down a bumpy road, exploring things like: What is a natural wine? Is it the same thing as organic? What about the mysterious and, at times, bizarre world of biodynamic viticulture? Does burying a dung-filled cow skull in the ground really improve the soil? 

We’ll see why some dismiss natural wine producers as charlatans, willfully breaking rules to sell the equivalent of snake oil. And why others champion them as creating the simplest and purest expression of what a wine can be. We'll let you decide for yourself... 

How we do it: Arrive between 11:30am and 12pm for a glass of wine and a pastry. Class begins promptly at noon. 

As always, you’ll receive our (almost) world famous handouts, plus we’ll have tasty scones from Ville Velo bakery.

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Earlier Event: August 30
The Inside Out of Sparkling Wine
Later Event: October 4
A Remarkably Concise History of Wine