Guilty Pleasure Blog RAW The Artisan Wine Fair London 2018


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All wines presented at RAW WINE have to meet the following criteria:

    • The entirety of the domaine from which the grapes are issued must be farmed organically and/or biodynamically.

    • Grapes must be hand-harvested.

    • No yeasts may be added, except in the case of the second fermentation of sparkling wines, when neutral yeasts may be used. This information will be included in the catalogue.

    • No blocked malolactic fermentation.

    • No winemaking additives (yeasts, enzymes, vitamins, lysozymes etc) may be used in the cellar except for low levels of sulfites. You will be asked to supply analysis paperwork detailing total levels of sulfites for each wine you are presenting at RAW WINE. These levels will be included in the RAW WINE catalogue and on the RAW WINE website. If you do not add any sulfites whatsoever, the mention “no added sulfites” will appear instead but we do require analyses and the total SO2 will appear on the wine’s information. ** Please note: no sulphite totals may exceed 70 mg/L regardless of colour or style.

    • No ‘heavy-manipulation’ has been carried out using winemaking gadgetry such as reverse osmosis, cryo-extraction, spinning cone, and so forth.

    • No sterile filtration or pasteurisation.

    • Most of the wines showcased will not have been fined or filtered. If your wine has been fined or filtered, it will be clearly labeled as such. Only vegan or vegetarian friendly fining agents allowed.

10 & 11 March 2019 will be the next RAW London

The Raw Wine Story is a totally independent wine fair created and organised by Isabelle Legeron MW. It celebrates wines with emotion. Wines that have a humanlike, or living, presence. They are also wines that are an authentic expression of a place. They are the polar opposite of industrialised, big-brand, manufactured, nothing-but-alcoholic-grape-juice wines, that use imagery and suggestion to sell a product.

The reason why we are visiting RAW wine festival in London is that all the artisans who attend the fair produce fine, natural, biodynamic or organic wine with low intervention in the cellar. Wine to taste from more than 150 wine growers is authentic and a true representation of where they are from. Good place for practicing wine tasting and exploring more about this way of nature friendly wine production. Please check the Map on the World of RAW Wine here:

Wines with cult followings

by stasa cafuta trcek (text and photo)

March 11th, 12th 2018, The Store, London, UK