The Real Wine Fair 2013

The Real Wine Fair 2013

Domaine Cousin-Leduc, Olivier Cousin (Loire Valley. France)

I am naturally drawn to a character such as Olivier Cousin and having met the man, my opinion has not wained. An amiable, free spirirted non conformist who is happy to stick two fingers up to convention and indeed the authorities in a just cause!

A man who sold his tractor and a bought a horse in a conscious bid to take a step back from modern farming and till the land in a more sustainable and eco friendly manner.

Olivier represents the very best in the natural wine making movement and all his wines express an individuality and a purity of fruit that is a joy to behold.

His wines will certainly never be found in a supermarket near you!

Clos du Gravillas , Nicole & John Bojanowski (St Jean de Minervois, France)

Nicole & John Bojanowski’s wines were showing well as always, a special mention must go to the latest vintage of Sous Les Cailloux des Grillons, which is now a blen of 9 different grape varieties and will be arriving soon.

If not tried before this wine is a must and our current offering is a heady mix of no less than 7 different grape varities and is drinking superbly well right now.

Domaine Albert Mann (Alsace, France)

Remains at the top of it’s game, the “Riesling Tradition” displaying a plentiful supply of fruitful precision, great acidity and a dry finish.

Catherine & Pierre Breton (Loire Valley, France)

The Bretons produce my favourite Vouvray and the 2011 “La Dilletante” did not dissappoint. A dry white made entirely from Chenin Blanc, it’s again in the must try category!

We have made some excellent discoveries at this years Real Wine Fair. We are pleased to have wines from the following wine producers appear on the site very soon…

  • Mas de Daumas Gassac
  • Domaine Matassa
  • Clos Lapeyere
  • Francis Boulard
  • Montevertine
  • Bodegas Mendoba

There is nothing better than discovering a new wine, grape variety or an inspirational winemaker.

Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be sharing lots of great discoveries.

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– John Lees AIWS – Owner, The Grape Store

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