Totally thrilled to be part of the upcoming Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Food and Wine Festival. In addition to sitting on three fascinating panels, I'll be leading one session entitled Danger, Natural Wine Can Change Your Life.
I dished out the title in some sort of hyper moment, but the more I thought of it I thought, damn, it really can change life in a very meaningful way.
I asked readers of TFL how it might have changed theirs. I received about 20 answers, heartfelt and detailed. This included babies, marriages, jobs, passion, life purpose. It included passports and mid-life challenges that ended up in horses and vines.
In the one of the next Feiring Line's, I'll be sharing some of the stories, some of which will help me out when I hold forth on the topic.
In the meantime, here's the line up of wines that Ill be pouring at the various sessions. If you're in Cork next weekend, pre-register and come!
Dangers of Natural Wine Event:
I do think these wines can change your wine perception, don't you?
- Pheasant`s Tears Mtsvane W 2013
- Strohmeier TLZ Rot No. 5 Red NV
- Cà de Noci 2012 Tre Dame Frizzante (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
- Dard et Ribo Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2012
- Didimi Krakhuna W 2012
Does Terroir Exist and How Can You Tell:
This will be a bit dunno, an hour to deal with this issue? Was it really my idea? So I pitched schist against limestone.
- Garnier VDF La Roche Chenin Blanc 2011
- Frantz Saumon Mineral Plus Montlouis 2012
Is Wine Lit Dead?
Another stupid idea from me, but I'll show up and see if I have anything to say. Hoping the others tell me its a live and well. My choice? Well, it was because this wine, which I have not tasted in this vintage, has a story to tell, but will anyone let me write it?
- Britannia Creek White from Patrick Sullivan. Beechworth, Victoria, Australia 2013