Feats of Clay: A seminar

April 10, 2014

 ’A winemakers’ perspective on qvevri, tinajas and amphora wines.’ A seminar at the Real Wine Fair on Sunday the 13th April 4-5pm with John Wurdeman, Rafa Bernabe, Giusto Occhipinti The terracotta vessel has made a triumphant comeback in winemaking and … Continued

The Secret Wine Revolution: a seminar

April 8, 2014

“The Secret Australian Wine Revolution” A seminar at the Real Wine Fair on Sunday the 13th April 2-3pm with Daniel Honan A.K.A. The Wine Idealist  Daniel Honan is a former news journalist turned wine writer who specialises in writing about artisanal … Continued

Reasons to go to the Real Wine Fair

April 4, 2014

Meet the growers: Sunday 13h & Monday 14th April 2014 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. VENUE: Tobacco Dock, Wapping E1W 2SF The Real Wine Fair – Much more than just a wine tasting. A bit of grin and bear it, … Continued

How to get the best out of the Real Wine Fair 2014

April 2, 2014

Non-Trade Customers – buy tickets early – and save nearly £5 Trade:  pre-register – it’s quicker and saves time when you arrive Check out online pdf catalogue and plan what you would like to taste in advance Get there early … Continued

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Virtual 3-D wine fair

April 1, 2014

  Previously, we had only encountered wine longitudinally and laterally, but this unique fair will allow customers to explore wine physically – from a distance – actually, not physically at all. A fourth and fifth dimension to the conference may … Continued

Chatting with Matt Swieboda of Sydney’s Love Tilly Devine

April 1, 2014

Love Tilly Devine is one of the best wine bars in Australia. There, I said it. It’s the kind of place you want to linger in well into the wee hours of the morning. The wine menu is brilliantly laid … Continued

A Q&A with: Cascina Disa

March 28, 2014

Perched atop some of the highest hills in the region (at 500 meters) in a community east of the town of Barolo town called Monforte d’Alba, you’ll find Barolo’s most patient man. At his untouched-by-time winery, Elio Sandri ages his … Continued

What’s in a name? Natural Wine Redefined

March 25, 2014

Let us listen to three voices. If you ask one type of man, “What does a novel do?” he will reply placidly: “Well – I don’t know – it seems a funny sort of question to ask – a novel’s … Continued

The Fault-Finder General

March 21, 2014

–Doug Wregg Do not fret, it’s not a crisis But this wine has brettanomyces!  “He was marked out by his relentless ability to find fault with others’ mediocrity–suggesting that a certain type of intelligence may be at heart nothing more … Continued

A Q&A with: Nico Barraco

March 19, 2014

A few words about Marsalan table wine producer Nico Barraco from his importer Tutto Wines:   While Marsala is infamous for its solera-aged sweet wines and justly famous for its not-so-sweet wines (RIP Marco De Bartoli), Nino Barraco is unusual in … Continued