Posts in San Francisco 2017
Martha Stoumen – From Grape to Glass: Exploring Natural Wine

Martha Stoumen was born and raised in Northern California. Following her studies in traditional agriculture and Italian language, at twenty‑two Martha went to intern in the vineyard, olive orchard, and winery at a small Tuscan farm. This started what would become an 8‑year series of apprenticeships, mostly abroad, sandwiched around a Master’s degree in winemaking at UC Davis. Martha is now 33 and making wines in California under her own label, Martha Stoumen Wines, that celebrate that wines, at their core, come from the earth.

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Mokhtar Alkhanshali – How Coffee's Roots Hold the Key to Its Future

Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up between Brooklyn, San Francisco, and Yemen. Mokhtar comes from an ancient lineage of coffee farmers, that traces back to when the world’s first coffee was cultivated in his home province of Ibb over five centuries ago. As a Yemeni-American, Mokhtar hopes to serve as a bridge between the farmers of the oldest, rarest and most unique coffees to coffee lovers the world over.

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