After the extraordinary success of this year’s RAW wine festival in London, event managers have decided to continue spreading the word of artisan wine by heading to Berlin for itsnext fair.
In May of this year Brick Lane was host to London RAW, which received rave reviews from its record number of visitors and left wine enthusiasts begging for more. Sommeliers from around the world see this as an important event in the wine calender and tickets sell out like hot cakes. Mads Kleppe, head sommelier of Noma said that”for me RAW isa fantastic event to meet all my friends from around the world, both winemakers and from the trade. Looking very much forward the next RAW!”
Created by Isabelle Legeron MW (aka That Crazy French Woman)as a way of trying to promote small, artisan wine producers who make fine wine using natural farming techniques, the event has proved to be a massive success and seems to be addressing the needs of the modern wine market.
With independent wine growers from the four corners of the globe exhibiting their finest artisan wines it is clear that not only are people generallybecoming more aware of natural wines,organic and biodynamic wines made using low intervention, but that they are also perhaps becoming the next big trend in the wine world.
This epic event is so much more than just a wine tasting jolly, RAW essentially brings together over 150 growers from all over the world to exhibit their carefully brewed offerings and showcase what delicious new creations the independent wine makers are developing.
Now, who would want to miss out on the chance to sample some of the finest new natural wines around?
Well certainly not us, and certainly nor did all the fine dining establishments who were in attendance. Dozens of award winning restaurants who are praised for their specially selected wine menus were also spotted amongst the throngs of people who came to the event. Top eateries such as Murano, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, The Fat Duck, Spring, The Clove Club, Ottolenghi, Sushisamba, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Fera at Claridges, Polpo, Hawksmoor and Lyle’s amongst others, all had representatives there, desperate to see if they could discover the next big thing.
It was also mentioned that Chef Nuno Mendes “made a beeline for the Portuguese wines on arrival”, with his latest restaurant Taberna do Mercado in mind, while two Michelin-starred Claude Bosi of Hibiscus was said to have tweeted: “@RAWfair thank you for a fantastic time and the great discovery of fantastic small producers”.
With more epic eventslaying in wait for the year ahead, we look forward to the next RAW fair, which wasrecently announced to ne held inBerlin on the 29th November.
Find out more about RAW fair here |www.rawfair.com
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