The Wild West: Cracking Californians and Outstanding Oregonians

May 23, 2017

The Real Wine Fair was attended by many of our Californian and Oregonian vignerons (don’t forget Vermont – Ed). The range of wines poured was incredible – we believe this is the cutting-edge, artisan face of US winemaking. There are wines from historic old vineyards, wild vineyards, field blends, rare grapes, hybrids, natural ferments, skin […]

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The Fault-Finder General

May 18, 2017

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 or less than a superior capacity for dissatisfaction.” –Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work […]

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How to get the best out of the Real Wine Fair 2017

May 1, 2017

TRAVEL Check out Transport for London website for travel options and route planning (as well as news on any possible delays). Nearest stations are Shadwell – DLR and Wapping -London Overground Tobacco Dock is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from Shadwell and 5 minutes from Wapping. TICKETS Non-Trade Customers: Purchase tickets in advance and save £5! Trade: Pre-register – It’s […]

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April 28, 2017

The Real Wine Fair is one of the original natural wine fairs and has become an internationally-renowned event since its inception in 2012. Growers come from all over the world to exhibit their wines, and trade and consumers from throughout the UK (and also Europe) to taste, engage with the producers and experience the unique […]

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Does the Real Wine Fair 2017 have a theme?

April 26, 2017

Doug Wregg, co-organiser of the Real Wine Fair: Someone asked me what the theme of the fair was and I had no idea – we don’t really work to a theme. But then I was sitting on a bus and it occurred to me…And I sat down and wrote this in about an hour: The theme of the Real […]

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

April 21, 2017

If I may rehash my chirpy cockney praise for natural wine fairs: A bit of natural wine, from the organic vine More than good, it’s fine – it’s out of the box Drink till you’re dotty, till you’re knocked onto your botty But not until you’re grotty – just rocked out of your socks Reasons […]

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Mimi, Fifi, Glouglou and me with Michel Tolmer

April 18, 2017

…at The Real Wine Fair Sunday 7th May 2.00 pm The Official Launch of the English version of Michel Tolmer’s book, Mimi, Fifi & Glouglou, translated by our Sir Wregg! Who are Mimi, Fifi and Glouglou? Three differently sized-and-shaped chaps, brimming with bonhomie, joie de vivre and je ne sais quoi as well as a sociopathic nerdishness […]

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English Wine at the Real Wine Fair: Davenport Vineyards

April 13, 2017

Will Davenport of Davenport Vineyards will once again be at the Real Wine Fair this year 7-8th May 2017, pouring a selection of still and sparkling wines. He’s been making wine for nearly 25 years, building from a small start-up to a collection of vineyard sites that total 20 acres in East Sussex and Kent. […]

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Back to basics, or what makes wine the way it is

April 12, 2017

In the beginning… Is potential. This comprises a particular location and a sympathetic culture. That culture will include the greater wine environment, the history of farming, the gastronomy of the region or the village, the way that the vines and the wines have plunged their roots into the locale. The place  Which we might think […]

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Three Restaurants = Six Wine Bars

April 7, 2017

International pop-ups! Sunday May 7th Celebrating The Real Wine Fair! #realwinefair In their own words… Paris meets Battersea: Le Verre Volé at Soif Who stole the glass at Le Verre Volé? Soif! Whenever we’re in Paris you’ll almost always find us at Le Verre Volé on Canal-St-Martin. Since it opened 16 years ago it’s become […]

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