Category Archive: RAW / Real Wine Fair

The Vine Inspiration Wine and Music Awards 2015

Wines of the Year, Food Oscars, Golden Pints, everyone is at it. For many hacks and bloggers it seems to be merely a thinly veiled exercise to publicly thank the PR folk who gazed upon them… Continue reading

The Forgotten Few – Wines of 2014

It’s the most wonderful navel-gazing time of the year. A time where wine bloggers and journalists the world over list their favourite wines of the past 12 months. Yawn. So instead this year, I… Continue reading

Feats of Clay: A Winemakers’ Perspective on Qvevri, Tinajas and Amphora Wine

Such a long time has passed since the conclusion of The Real Wine Fair 2014 that this post can hardly be even loosely described as being associated with the event. It has taken… Continue reading

The Real Wine Fair 2014 – Sicily

Tobacco Dock was bathed in sunshine during The Real Wine Fair, and I think the weather only served to fuel my infatuation with the array of fresh and bright light and medium bodied red wines on… Continue reading

The Real Wine Fair 2014 – Cristiano Guttarolo, Gioia del Colle, Puglia

Last autumn I braved the journey that is ‘rail and sail’ from London to Dublin. It was horrendous. Cancelled ferries, a 6 hour layover in Hollyhead, Wales, most of which I spent in a pub… Continue reading

Thoughts From The Real Wine Fair 2014

As the dust settles on The Real Wine Fair and Real Wine Month 2014, I’m finally getting around to writing up my notes from a fantastic two days in Tobacco Dock. Over the… Continue reading

The Real Wine Month – April 2014

A lot has changed in my wine outlook since I wrote “The Natural Wine Empire Strikes Back” in 2013. Even more has changed since my first visits to The Real Wine Fair and… Continue reading

The Natural Wine Empire Strikes Back

In response to a recent editorial in the Gambero Rosso decrying the merits of “natural wine”, a group of growers in Italy has banded together to write an open letter to the magazine… Continue reading

Tasted at RAW – Azienda Agricola Frank Cornelissen

East London still remains the only place where a coiffed twenty-something dressed in a vintage three piece tweed suit, sporting a faux election rosette in some sort of ironic protest against the political… Continue reading

Tasted at The Real Wine Fair – COS

Returning readers may remember that I listed the COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2008 in my most interesting wines of 2011 listing. Giusto Occhipinti was at The Real Wine Fair with a range of… Continue reading