Thursday, 13 September 2019
Intro to Natty Wines
Natural wine is having a bit of a moment here in Adelaide.
We had the New York Times tour through the Hills to document the epicentre of the local movement and its major players, Adelaide’s first all-natural wine bar, Leigh Street Wine Room, opened last week (with not one bottle over 30-parts-per-million sulphur), and the word ‘natty’ ricochets throughout the city’s premier drinking and dining destinations like some kind of Millennial mating call.
And so you’re probably wondering what all the fuss is about.
Rachel Signer has all the answers to your a wine writer based in the Adelaide Hills (originally from Brooklyn, NY) who has contributed to Vogue, Vice MUNCHIES, PUNCH, Wine Enthusiast, Wine & Spirits Magazine, Sprudge Wine and others, and is the founder of natural-wine-focussed magazine, Pipette.
Starting this week, Rachel is hosting Intro to Natty Wines, a fortnightly natural wine masterclass, hosted by Leigh Street Wine Room, giving interested drinkers the necessary background to better understand why their new favourite natural wine tastes the way it does.
Ticket holders will be toured through a tasting of five natural wines, each showcasing a different style, regionality, or production method.
For this inaugural event, Rachel will showcase Jean Pierre Robinot’s Fetembulle (a pet-nat), Fanny Sabre’s Aligote, Slatnik from Radikon (for orange wine fans), George Decombes’ Brouilly, and the Audrey Shiraz from Adelaide’s own Jauma. Each wine is also accompanied by snacks from Nathan Sasi in the LSWR kitchen.