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Monday, October 14, 2013

10/14 - Wanderlust and Winelust - Italian Style

Slow Living Radio welcomes back to the show, Jeff Prather, Ca'Momi's Wine Ambassador.  to bring us an insider's guide to his hidden Italian gem "wine-finds" and help us negotiate the vast selection for our own personal preferences.

Ca’ Momi is owned by three Italians, Dario De Conti, Valentina Guolo-Migotto and Stefano Migotto, who pay tribute to the land of their birth and the food and wines that they love. Ca’ Momi welcomes guests to a small slice of Italy in the Oxbow Market. Ca’ Momi is proud to offer delicious and authentic Italian treats, including fresh pizzas from a wood burning brick oven and delightful organic pastries. The wine list features Ca’ Momi’s own wines, plus wines from artisanal winemakers in Italy.  


Jeff Prather
Wine Ambassador,

When Ca' Momi expanded their space at the Oxbow Public Market in January 2013 and opened their Enoteca Wine Bar and Cafe, Jeff was asked to take on the role of Wine Ambassador.

In that role he developed the expanded wine list with Dario De Conti as well as launching the extensive draft beer program. In addition to overseeing the bar and beverage service for the restaurant, Jeff also pitches in at the winery, helping with the marketing efforts and staffing outside tasting events.

He began his diverse wine and food career over a quarter century ago working as a retailer, distributor salesman, and most notably as Wine Director for Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle where he received 4 James Beard nominations. 

He has also been Cellar Master and Restaurant Director for the Culinary Institute of America’s west coast Campus at Greystone in Napa Valley, Wine Education Director for Shafer Vineyards, Flora Springs Winery, and Beaulieu Vineyards. Jeff worked as a wine buyer and writer for Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant in San Francisco and Oxbow Wine Merchant in Napa.  He is a freelance writer published in several magazines and co-author of the book “Northwest Wines.”

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