Posts by Christina Pickard

Real Discovery: Reasons to go to the Real Wine Fair

Real Discovery: Reasons to go to the Real Wine Fair

Try a wine made from a blend of 400 grape varieties Meet a former punk musician turned winemaker Taste a...

Language and wine – some observations

Language and wine – some observations

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles...

Q&A with: Cascina Tavijn

Q&A with: Cascina Tavijn

Cascina Tavijn are a small family run estate in the historic Piedmont region of Monferrato. Nadia Verrua and her family...

Hungry? Thirsty? (RWF’s amazing line up of Artisan food and drink producers)

Hungry? Thirsty? (RWF’s amazing line up of Artisan food and drink producers)

The Real Wine Fair highlights wines which are made with respect for terroir and the provenance for the ingredient. We...

A Q&A with: Cantina Giardino

A Q&A with: Cantina Giardino

Cantina Giardino is a small winery in Irpinia, Campania run by Antonio de Gruttola. Winemaker Antonio de Gruttola strolling through his...

Meet the Growers: England

Meet the Growers: England

Crème Anglaise! English wines at The Real Wine Fair? As the French are wont to say “Gorblimey!” or as the...

Meet the Growers: Spain & Portugal

Meet the Growers: Spain & Portugal

There are perceptible stirrings of “real wine life” in the hidden parts of Spain and Portugal. Consider these countries with...

Clos du Gravillas: a video

Clos du Gravillas: a video

We love this excellent video featuring John Bojanowski of Clos du Gravillas in St Jean du Minervois (it’s in French...

Meet the Growers! Part 2: Italy

Meet the Growers! Part 2: Italy

Italian growers have once again turned out in grandi numeri for The Real Wine Fair. From the foothills of the...

Real Wine: South Africa

Real Wine: South Africa

A Brief Perspective The Real Wine Revolution – no shots were fired, no-one is bleeding, a few professional carpers have...

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