Natural wine producers Pheasant’s Tears, Iago Bitarishvili, Okro’s Wine and Iberieli join a delicious cast of hundreds presenting low intervention wines in London.
The Real Wine Fair is on in London this Sunday, 12th May and Monday, 13th May. 170 wine makers from all over the world come to show their organic, biodynamic and low-intervention wines to an appreciative, sensitive audience of wine trade, press, and normal wine-lovin humans. The event is held at Tobacco Dock, in East London, and runs from 10am to 6pm on each day. A wonderful feature of the fair is the delicious artisanal food bars that accompany the wines.
The natural and low intervention wine movement is a global community, and the four Georgian producers will be showing their wines alongside many of their friends from around the world.
Georgia has been a leader in the movement for more holistic wine. Georgian qvevri – the clay, amphora-shaped fermentation vessels that are installed into the cooling ground – have a natural affinity with low-input winemaking. And Georgian biodiversity and spirit naturally attracts and rewards those winemakers who want to pursue an alternative path.
The Georgian producers will be showing a range of wines, with a particular focus on Georgia’s speciality – the so-called ‘orange wine’ made (not from oranges) but from white grapes that are fermented with their skins.
This tasting is a wonderful day out for wine-lovers, and a source of intriguing new wines for trade buyers.
For more information, and to book tickets, please visit the Real Wine Fair site.