In my review this week of the recently made-over Copper Common in downtown SLC, I mentioned that owner Ryan Lowder is now featuring an eclectic selection of all-natural wines. While you can find such wines at other restaurants, I donâ€™t know of any that offer only natural wines. But it makes sense, right? After all, weâ€™re all trying to eat better and more organically and naturally – without unhealthy food additives and the like – so why wouldnâ€™t we want to drink naturally too?Â
So, for example, if you order a glass of bubbly at Copper Common it would be something along the lines of Les Tetes â€˜Les Parcelles Petillant Naturel Tete Natâ€™ sparkling Chenin Blanc from France or perhaps Bakari â€˜Confondoâ€™ from Cortese, Italy. Les TÃ¨tes is a small wine project run collaboratively by four friends, Nicolas, Philippe, Baptiste, and Vivien. They are located in the village of Le Pressoir in Touraine Azay-le-Rideau in the Loire Valley. Les TÃ¨tes is focused on bringing fresh and fruity competitively-priced wines that are grown organically and fermented with native yeasts and with only minimal sulfur added. In their own words, â€œLes TÃ©tes is about friendship and wines you drink with friends.â€ Thatâ€™s just one example of the many natural wines found on the Copper Common wine list.Â
If youâ€™d like to get familiar with the orange wine craze, look no further than Tatto from Ruth Lewandowski Wines at Copper Common. According to former Salt Laker and owner/winemaker at Ruth Lewandowski Wines, Evan Lewandowski, â€œThis is the â€˜Lite-Briteâ€™ of skin contact whites A blend of aromatic varieties, Friulano from Fox Hill, Riesling from Cole Ranch and a splash of Lost Hills Ranch Muscat, Tatto is vividly spicy and mouthwateringly textured – think Meyer lemons, gingery cherry pits and a bit of Muscat musk.â€
You can explore a handful of natural wines by the glass at Copper Common, with many more available by the bottle. Itâ€™s a chance to drink a bit out of the box.Â
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Originally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.
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