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Wine au Naturel podcast: an audio interview with Jenny Lefcourt of Jenny & Francois Selections

October 9, 2014

  Jenny & Francois have in large part been responsible for introducing America to the wonderful world of natural wine. Their company began in 2000 after Jenny, a native New Yorker, met Francois while studying French Film in Paris. Today, … Continued


Aussies on Tour

October 6, 2014

Presents The Alternative Australian “The Wind Will Blow It Back Tour” featuring Anton von Klopper, Patrick Sullivan, Tom Shobbrook with Iwo Jakimowicz & Sarah Morris _________________________________________________________________________ Monday 13th October ~ Toasted, East Dulwich @ 7.00 p.m. onwards “Wine Walkabout” 3 … Continued


What’s happening with the Real Wine Fair 2015?

September 19, 2014

So what’s happening to The Real Wine Fair? The Real Wine Fair will continue, but instead of a one-off big two day tasting, it will comprise a year-long series of small events. Would you elaborate? The structure of Real Wine … Continued


THE REAL WINE FAIR 2015: Back again… but different!

September 5, 2014

Following the fantastic success of this year’s event, we are delighted to announce our plans for The Real Wine Fair 2015. The 2014 Real Wine Fair which welcomed record numbers of trade and consumer visitors, was, without doubt, our most … Continued


French wine stupidity: A guest post by Alice Feiring

May 26, 2014

In an effort to encourage more outside voices on our blog, we have asked several prominent wine writers and natural wine supporters to contribute their words to our pages. We couldn’t think of anyone better to commence our guest post … Continued


Real Wine & Fearless Asymmetry

May 20, 2014

It’s nice to abandon logic (to be an uncritic, as it were) and the habit of mind that would “murder to dissect” (to quote Wordsworth) wine and to go with one’s tastes and with what one feels. So many of … Continued


Sensing wine at The Real Wine Fair

May 5, 2014

In the aftermath of any large tasting part of you wants to crunch facts and figures – publicise the nitty-gritty stats detailing how many people sailed through the doors, how much wine was poured, how much money was disbursed and … Continued


Some brief thoughts about The Real Wine Fair

April 22, 2014

A growers’ fair showcases vignerons who work amongst the vines and (largely) make the wines themselves. The wine is often the culmination of a year – or more – of endeavour, craftsmanship and patience. I tasted wines that moved me, … Continued


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