Selection Massale Wine Event, Saturday, Jan 10

A few everyday by-the-glass wines from Selection Massale at The Half Orange

If you follow the world of natural wines, you may well have heard of the very well-regarded Selection Massale, a wine importer based here in the East Bay. If you don’t follow the world of natural wines, you may be wondering, what the hell are “natural wines”?

Either way, we’ve got an event this coming Saturday at The Half Orange which promises to be delicious and enlightening!

Cory Cartwright, the co-owner of Selection Massale who lives here in East Oakland, will be on hand from 4pm to 8pm, pouring a selection of four of their wines:

Les Capriades “Pet-Sec” Petillant Naturel NVPetillant Naturel aka “Pet Nat” wines are sparkling wine that are naturally carbonated in a manner more akin to bottle-conditioned beer than Champagne — here’s a brief article on the style in the Village Voice.

Les Dolomies Jura “En Novelin” Chardonnay 2012

Les Loges de la Folie “Velvet” (Gamay-Malbec) 2011

Bruno Debize “L’Homme a la Veste” Beaujolais 2013

One of the great things about these wines is that they are not particularly expensive. A flight of all 4 wines will be $10 on Saturday, and they will also be available each by the glass.

Here’s a little more about Selection Massale, from their website:

Selection Massale sells wines we truly believe in. We do not sell wines based on points, scores, blog hype or anything else besides what Guilhaume and Cory like. We sell wines that we drink from producers we stand behind and nothing else. These are wines made from smaller independent winemakers, many of whom haven’t been represented in the states before. These are wines that go with food, lighter wines made for drinking, not showing off. We will work to sell you these wines at the best possible price we can. These are things we can promise you.

See you at The Half Orange on Saturday from 4pm to 8pm, with Cory and a bunch of great wines!

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