At the Real Wine Fair

Carla Kretzel and Craig Hawkins, Testalonga, South Africa

Carla Kretzel and Craig Hawkins, Testalonga, South Africa

Today was a glorious day. Not only was it one of those rare English spring days with a vivid blue sky and freshness in the air, but also it was the day of The Real Wine Fair. It’s a wine fair that brings together producers of natural and authentic wines, for a two-day show in a beautiful setting, Tobacco Dock in Wapping, East London.
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For me this is about as good as it gets. Interesting wines: wines that I can fall in love with. Wines that I just want to drink, made by interesting people with stories to tell. I arrived early, as the show was opening at 10 am, and tasted through to late afternoon.
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Lots of new discoveries. For now, all I can manage is a few pictures of some of the people who I met. The fair is on tomorrow again: alas, I will be busy with wine challenge judging, or I would have been back for a second day.

Etienne Courtois

Etienne Courtois


Fabien Jouves, Mas de Perle

Fabien Jouves, Mas de Perle


Roberto Morales of Suertes del Marques, Tenerife, and also Envinate

Roberto Morales of Suertes del Marques, Tenerife, and also Envinate


Noble Rot Boys Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew

Noble Rot Boys Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew


Dominik Huber of the fab Terroir Al Limit, Priorato

Dominik Huber of the fab Terroir Al Limit, Priorato


Salvo Foti, Etna legend

Salvo Foti, Etna legend


Nicola Massa of Occhipiniti, Sicily

Nicola Massa of Occhipiniti, Sicily


The fab Cristiano Guttarolo from Puglia

The fab Cristiano Guttarolo from Puglia

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