what’s natural wine anyway?
monday november 5th, 6pm for 6.30pm start
cazador, 854 dominion road, mount eden
right pals, we’re back at it, and this time we’re talking all things natural wine.
well, it’s not really. but it can be, which is why this chat will be gooood. expect lots of questions, debate and plenty of banter.
in the last while, the term ‘natural wine’ has been bandied about pretty freely to describe a whole plethora of wine styles, blends and techniques. but hang on - isn’t all wine natural? i mean, it’s just grape fruit that’s gone funky, right?
so we’ve gathered some clever minds to join the panel and help us dissect this sticky little topic. we’ll be asking things like what does natural wine even mean? what makes a wine natural? where did this natural wine category come from, and why do we like it so much (or do we)? what’s the difference between natural and organic? heck, let’s break down biodynamics while we’re at it. we’ll also touch on the big sulphur question, and all the other natural jargon like orange, funky, mousey and bretty. we’ll talk about natural wine’s ability to pair with food, how natural wine’s being received in the market and what kind of certifications are needed where.
don’t worry, we’ll also be drinking the stuff too. you know, for reference.
joining us on the panel
dan gillet - pours a lot of wine, plugs a lot a wine from scotch bar in blenheim and travels aotearoa peddling his portfolio at wine diamonds
meg abbott-walker - writes a mean wine list, works on wine all day long at her own wine consultancy bizo and works on wine all night long at love bucket bar
hayden penny - sets the fruit, samples the grapes, stomps the juice and selects the blends and turns up to sell it too all for supernatural wine co.
morven mcauley - a former wine peddler from impressive winemaking stock, expert in all things wine, water and hospo, finger firmly on the pulse of what’s happening in the wine world both here and internationally