Monday, October 15, 2012

Wine & Coffee Tasting - International Congress

The Wine & Coffee Tasting - International Congress at Gorman Heritage Farm on September 30th went very well.

On a beautiful fall day at Gorman Heritage Farm people from around Cincinnati came to taste delicious wine, coffee, and local food. To start the afternoon off, Matt Anthony, Slow Food Cincinnati's Board President, spoke to the crowd about what Slow Food Cincinnati is up to these days and what the Slow Food Movement is about.

Then Remo Belluci (pictured above), Terra Madre delegate from the Abruzzo region of Italy, shared with us his experience at Terra Madre and why Terra Madre and the Salone del Gusto is such an important event. In fact, it is the largest food event in the world.

Later in the evening I then shared with the group my trip to the Salone del Gusto - Terra Madre and International Congress. I also discussed Slow Food's policy document "Central Role of Food" which we will be having a world debate over while at the Congress. If you would like to see my presentation, click here. 

We showcased the following wines:

Taste the different grapes:

- Quattro Mani - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (from the region Remo grew up)
- Benziger Family - Cabernet Sauvignon

Taste the different terriors:

- Chardonnay - Valley Vineyards, Morrow, Ohio
- Chardonnay - Henke Winery, grapes from West Field, New York, vinted and bottled in Cincinnati, Ohio

 We provided the following local foods:

- local cheese (Kenny's Farm House, Middlefield Original Cheese, Blue Jacket Dairy)
- goat cheese with GHF honey and almonds 
- homemade Lavash
- homemade miso & parsley hummus
- homemade kale chips
- creamy pesto (basil from GHF)
- spicy arugula pesto (arugula from GHF made by Alan and Grace Wight)
- herb bread (made by Alan and Grace Wight)
-  farm fresh veggies (from GHF)
- dessert tray (from Servatii's )

You can view what coffees we featured in my previous blog post. 

Special thanks to: All the people who volunteered at the event, Gorman Heritage Farm, Party Source, Valley Vineyard, Henke Winery, and Slow Food Cincinnati

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