Posts by Christina Pickard

Meet the Growers!  Part 1- France

Meet the Growers! Part 1- France

The Loire is the beating heart of the natural wine movement in France, where strong traditional values rub amiable shoulders...

Of Craig Hawkins, Lammershoek and Testalonga

Of Craig Hawkins, Lammershoek and Testalonga

They order things differently in Swartland Lammershoek is situated in the Aprilskloof Valley of the Paardeberg The soil is decomposed...

Meet the Growers!

Meet the Growers!

Growers at the Real Wine Fair have now been confirmed from France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Georgia, South Africa, Chile, Australia...

De Martino Wines – A New Natural Idiom

De Martino Wines – A New Natural Idiom

De Martino family and Les Caves de Pyrène are teaming up to put on a special event, “Looking Back, Moving Forward”,...

What makes The Real Wine Fair Distinctive?

What makes The Real Wine Fair Distinctive?

Supporting growers who respect the environment, who seek alternatives to chemicals, who exalt terroir and expression of fruit, who cherish...

The Real Wine Fair 2014

The Real Wine Fair 2014

It’s back! Time’s winged chariot has released its handbrake and once again we are hurtling towards the festival of wine,...

Of Good Fairs, The Real Story, and Georgian Wine Culture

Of Good Fairs, The Real Story, and Georgian Wine Culture

If I may rehash my chirpy cockney praise for natural wine fairs: A bit of natural wine, from the organic...

Decanting The Real Wine Fair 2013

Decanting The Real Wine Fair 2013

-by organiser Doug Wregg The dust has settled, the broken glass swept up, the spittoons dismantled for another year, the...

Reality Bites

Reality Bites

What is genius in wine? I think we can apply Schopenhauer’s observation: “Genius is its own reward. It serves no...

Natural: The Wine Bandits

Natural: The Wine Bandits

–by Christina Pickard This is an article I wrote on natural wines for the Honest Cooking iPad magazine, a consumer...

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