We’re hosting our first natural wine tasting event!
On Thursday 12 August 2021 from 7pm until around 9.30pm (no rush), Katie will take you through five of our latest bottles from around Europe that have sparked our imagination and made us close our eyes and go “woah”.
You’ll learn about the winemakers behind the wines and find out why they do what they do in the way that they do it. Of course, you’ll get to taste the five wines and learn about why they taste the way that they do. And there’ll be paired snacks too! (Vegan options available)
If you’ve never been to a wine tasting before and don’t know what to expect, here are some tips:
Sniff the wine
Sip the wine
Chat about the wine
Have a blast
This is the first of, we hope, many wine tasting events at Corto where we can make wine less intimidating and more fun. We might even play some games.
Get your tickets to our FIRST EVER WINE TASTING EVENT here via Eventbrite: https://corto_firstwinetasting.eventbrite.co.uk
A bit more on Natural Wine
Natural wine is one of our favourite things.
It’s wine that’s been made with as little intervention as the winemaker sees fit — at the very least it’ll be grown without pesticides, although often you won’t find organic hallmarks on the bottles we sell. It’s an expensive cost winemakers prefer to avoid, using organic practices because they prefer to, not to tick a box.
As much as we love the eco aspects of natural wine, there’s another side to it that’s just as compelling.
The wild way these wines express themselves is something, we believe, is hard to recreate using conventional methods. The experimentation, innovation and creativity of natural winemakers is something, we think, is worth celebrating. They are using ancient methods to care for their vines and make their wines, in a modern setting where low intervention techniques and a mind towards the environment has never been more important.
So that’s why we love natural wine. We hope after you taste some of our latest bottles, you will too!