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Los Angeles Natural Wine Week Kicks Off

Huffington Post   First Posted: 05/11/10 04:25 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:25 PM ET

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Beer connoisseurs and turophiles had their day in the sun between last month's Beer Fest and the Grilled Cheese Invitational. Now the time has come for local winos to rejoice with the kick off of the first ever Los Angeles Natural Wine Week, happening through Sunday, May 16th.

Via LA Weekly, natural wine distributor and Wine Week coordinator Amy Atwood explains, "The natural wine movement is an organic offshoot of people becoming more aware of the food they eat, where it comes from, how its made."

Throughout the week Los Angeles restaurants, wine bars, and winemakers will host an array of tasting events, meet and greets, educational symposiums, and dinners, clinking their glasses to health, booze, and healthier boozing.

Some of this week's highlight events include tonight's wine flight at Bistro LQ, Saturday's five course Prix Fixe at Grace Restaurant, and a panel discussion with foodie guru Jonathan Gold on Sunday at LACE.

See the week-long schedule of events here.

Tuesday May 11
Natural wine flight
Tuesday, May 11 through Saturday, May 15
Bistro LQ
8009 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 951-1088

Natural wine tasting
Curated by Steve Goldun, and hosted by distributor Amy Atwood importer Savio Soares
6 PM
Palate Food + Wine
933 South Brand Boulevard Glendale, CA 91204-2107 (818) 662-9463

Friday May 14
Meet real life natural wine grower Jared Brandt of A Donkey & Goat
7 - 9 PM
Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar
104 Santa Monica Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 393-7693

Natural wine tasting in Venice
5 PM
El Vino Wine Shop Tasting Bar
1142 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
(310) 396-9705

Informal tasting with real life winemaker Hank Beckmeyer of La Clarine Farm
6 PM
Lou
724 Vine St Hollywood 90038
(323) 962-6369

Saturday May 15
Taste California Terroir: Natural wine tasting curated by DomaineLA. Wine tasting with real life natural winemakers from Scholium Project, La Clarine Farm, Ah!/Edmunds St. John, Donkey & Goat, and LIOCO.Purchase tickets for this event
6-8 PM
Heath Ceramics
7525 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 965-0800

Natural gamay dinner curated by Grace restaurant's Eduardo Porto Carreiro
Limited to 24 guests.
$95 Food & Wine (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
8:15 PM
Grace
7360 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2501
(323) 934-4400

Sunday May 16
What Natural wine symposium with Alice Feiring, Jonathan Gold, and real life winemakers Randall Graham, Abe Schoener, Jared Brandt, and Hank Beckmeyer.Taste natural wines and get schooled by natural wine growers.
$25
12-2:30
LACE
6522 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 957-1777

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