Raw Wine NYC: catching up with Isabelle Legeron

By RAW WINE Team
November 12, 2017

By James

Earlier this year when Wined Up had just been launched, Lily and I were invited to the RAW Wine Fair in London and we interviewed its founder, Isabelle. The whole day was great. Not only did we gain access to some brilliant insight from Isabelle (read here) but we also made some exciting connections with winemakers and distributors who share the same ideas as us. Namely, our good friends at L’altrevi (you can find out more about them here).Having just finished my most recent project in the emerging wine region of Nova Scotia, Canada; I thought it would be fun to pay Isabelle a visit at the RAW Wine Fair in Brooklyn, New York. It did not disappoint.

I was travelling with a couple of friends, who I had worked with in the Canadian wine industry, and after breakfast we hailed a cab and embarked on a day of wine tasting.

As we arrived, the cab dropped us off in an industrial estate which appeared to be in a pretty shady part of town. The cabbie asked us if we had got the right address and, to be honest, I wasn’t too sure. It was a far cry away from the Strand (location of RAW Wine London) but, in a weirdly comforting way, it reminded me of home. There’s been plenty of times when I’ve been drunk in the back of a taxi or walking home from a night out in Sheffield, travelling through all of the former industrial, steel producing sites… sorry, I’m digressing.

Read the full article online here.

Related Articles

Uncategorized

RAW WINE North America 2018 – A Recap

This year saw us add a new North American destination into the mix - our first foray into Canada! RAW WINE Montréal (1 Nov #rawwineMTL) was a one-day tasting that...

Press Coverage

Isabelle Legeron MW: why it matters what wine we drink

By Alistair Morrell Organic wines are growing at 22% per year (Nielsen Scantrack), compared to the flat or declining overall UK wine market and are increasing in popularity with a...

Press Coverage

How “Natural” Is Changing the Wine Industry

By Carly DeFilippo/ Photographer: Casey Feehan In comparison with beer or even cocktails, the world of wine can be an intimidating place. In America, neither red nor white have ever...

Press Coverage

Plums ‘n’ Pinot: why co-ferments could be the next big trend

By Chris Boiling. The drinks world has a new liquid on the block. Or, perhaps more accurately, an old one. Spotted at the RAW Wine Fair in London, co-ferments, or cross-pollinated drinks, are...