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!)
Sunday, 3 November 2019
12:30 – 13:30
What’s a ‘Pet Nat’ and why should I drink it?
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
15:30 – 16:30
Understanding Austria – The Home of Biodynamics
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), in conversation with Isabelle Legeron.
The challenges of growing organically in marginal climates.