RAW WINE™ Speakers’ Corner

November 3 & 4 2019  |  #rawwinela

Food for thought. A collection of talks & tutored tastings taking place at the Los Angeles fair, all free with your ticket. Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis so make sure you turn up early to avoid disappointment.

(Full biogs and talk information being loaded this week, so check back soon!)

Speakers Corner at RAW WINE New York 2016

Thanks to the support of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board.

Sunday, 3 November 2019

12:30 – 13:30

What’s a ‘Pet Nat’ and why should I drink it?

With Lou Amdur (Lou’s Wine Shop)

Pétillants naturels (meaning ‘natural sparklings’ in French), or pet nats as they are known for short, are all the rage and understandably so. Often delicious and highly quaffable, they are a very accessible bubble alternative to the likes of Champagne. But what exactly is a pet nat? Are they just fun, easy drinkers or are they capable of complexity, depth and even age? Is it in fact a distinct category or a generic term for natural bubbles? Hear from a collection of proper pet nat producers, find out more about how their creations are grown and made, and join them and Lou Amdur (of Lou’s Wine Shop fame) for a tutored tasting of the end result.

14:00 – 15:00

Bugs – the More, the Merrier

With Marc Barriot (Clot de l’Origine), Sebastian John (Frank John) & Federico Stefini (1701 Franciacorta), in conversation with Ninette Paloma (Santa Barbara Independent)

Understanding the importance of soil life for the making of great wine.

15:30 – 16:30

Understanding Austria – The Home of Biodynamics

With Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe-Eselböck (Gut Oggau) & Johannes Zillinger.

Get to grips with the fundamentals of this Austrian farming philosophy that has, over the last century, literally taken the wine world by storm, helping vines thrive and flourish, producing wines of intense vibrancy and purity. But what is Biodynamics really about? How does it work? Where did it come from? Why was it needed and, most of all, why is it still relevant today? Explore this fascinating world with the guidance of some of Austria’s foremost biodynamic growers and makers.

Monday, 4 November 2019

12:30 – 13:30

If Champagne can do it, so can you! How to farm cleanly in a marginal climate.

With Pascal Doquet (Champagne Pascal Doquet & President of the Association des Champagnes Biologiques), Morgane Fleury (Champagne Fleury), Clémence Lelarge (Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot) & Cyril Bonnet (Champagne Bonnet Ponson).

The challenges of growing organically in marginal climates.

14:00 – 15:00

Understanding Orange Wine

More details coming soon.

15:30 – 16:30

Working with Old Vines

With Darek Trowbridge (Old World Winery), Noel Tellez (Bichi Winery) & Jason Ligas (Sous Le Vegetal), in conversation with Richard Parks III.

More details coming soon.