OUR BLOG

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


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