Are you curious about this new breed of wines called 'natural wines', the sort of wine that I, for example, discussed in Naked as nature intended? Londoners have a chance to taste a wide range of them at the capital's first Natural Wine Fair to be held at Borough Market on Sunday 15 May.
Apparently a Natural Wine Fortnight is planned for the UK 9-22 May with this wine fair, open to the public on 15 May and the trade 16 and 17 May, as its highlight. Behind all this is French-born Master of Wine and TV presenter Isabelle Legeron, who is quoted as saying, 'In France and Italy, there is a big natural wine movement so I am determined to get people to know about it over here and hopefully get people to think about what they drink in the same way they think about food.' She recently redesigned the wine list at Hibiscus, the Michelin two-star restaurant in Mayfair, so that it is now dedicated to natural wines.
The wine fair, supported by importers Aubert & Mascoli, Dynamic Vines, Les Caves de Pyrène, Wine Story and Yapp Brothers, will bring together producers from all over Europe together with a small selection from outside Europe. Tickets to the fair are £18 each, to include a tasting glass, catalogue and the opportunity to sample wines and meet over 100 producers.
What The UK's first Natural Wine Fair
Where Borough Market, London SE1
When 10am-6pm Sunday 15 May
How £18 a ticket, to include a tasting glass, from www.thenaturalwinefair.com,
which is scheduled to go live on 15 Feb