Tuesday, 12 November 2013
2014 RAW dates!! London and Vienna + go Norse young man!
RAW 2013 in London in May
News from Isabelle Legeron MW, the really very sensible French woman, except she thinks she is crazy!!
Isabelle Legeron MW
RAW, the artisan wine fair, is back:
'Not once, but twice!
As the behind-the-scenes of the 3rd edition of RAW London picks up steam, we are delighted to announce that this year we're spreading our wings a little further afield with our first out-of-London fair. May and June will now see growers not only pounding the streets of London but also Vienna. RAW Vienna will coincide with Vievinum, Austria's bi-annual wine trade event, enabling international trade travelling to the city for the show to explore natural wine as well.
The new dates for your diary are as follows:
RAW London: Sunday 18th & Monday 19th May 2014
RAW Vienna: Sunday 15th June 2014
A few basics:
RAW London will be back at the Old Truman Brewery. The venue for RAW Vienna will be announced in January.
As with previous years, we expect over 150 growers to attend RAW London, while RAW Vienna will be a much more intimate affair showcasing the work of around 50 growers. Details will follow in due course.
So, if you are based in central or eastern Europe, there's no excuse. Come and experience the delights of fine natural wine for yourself. We already have keen tasters travelling in especially from Berlin, Budapest, Bucharest and Transylvania, so we can't wait to see where else Vienna touches.
Trade and press registrations will open in the new year and tickets will go on sale shortly after. If you are a grower who would like to participate in London and/or Vienna, please get in touch. Alternatively, please visit our website for more information: RAWfair.com
We look forward to seeing you at one or the other or both!
Best wishes from all of us at RAW.
In the meantime, why not go Norse...:
VinNatur in Oslo - Tuesday, 19 November 2013 -
RAW is a keen supporter of, and collaborates closely with, various world renowned, international associations of growers. One of these is the phenomenal VinNatur, based in Italy, which not only facilitates the sharing of knowledge and working practices amongst its members to help them develop their natural wine producing skills, but is also totally unique in spearheading research into natural wine. VinNatur and its growers have, over the years, teamed up with a variety of research institutions in Italy, in order to explore alternative farming practices and gain a deeper understanding of what makes natural wine so special.
Their latest collaborations with the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the Council for Agricultural Research and Experimentation in Conegliano Veneto, are the focus of next week's conference in Norway - 'Natural Wine & Human Health' - which has been organised by VinNatur. Dr. Laura di Renzo, Dr. Alberto Carraro and Dr. Diego Tomasi will be sharing brand new research demonstrating why natural wine is better for your health, and our very own Isabelle Legeron MW will be heading up the talks. The conference will be followed by a tasting showcasing over 200 wines from the group.
Entry to the tasting and conference is free for the trade and press, so if you are a journalist, blogger, restaurant owner, or perhaps run a wine shop in Scandinavia, we highly recommend getting your skates on and joining us for a look behind-the-scenes at the workings of one of Europe's most avant-garde grower associations.
To find out more visit the VinNatur website or contact Olivier Fauvel, who is marketing the event.'
A few further scenes from RAW London May 2013: