We’re very happy to start the week by announcing the date for the fourth edition of Only Natural - our annual tasting with Tutto & Gergovie Wines! Get Friday 29th November etched into your diaries!
For those who may not have joined us in the past, we started holding Only Natural down at The Reliance as a celebration of wine made by small producers, mainly from Italy and France, who were committed to organic and biodynamic practises in the vineyard and a philosophy of ‘nothing added, nothing removed’ in the cellar. Tutto & Gergovie were the first of the dedicated importers we started to work with to get these expressive and unique wines onto the list and into people’s glasses. Since then the Reliance continues to scatter the list with wines by these growers and we have opened Wayward, a more focussed affair; so this will be the second year we have hosted the tasting up at the shop - also spilling over into the barber shop next door (and quite often the street). When we started Only Natural four years ago it was to highlight what makes these wines stand apart from their more industrially-produced counterparts, since then we feel that so many more people are on board, so it’s a great feeling to have Alex & Raef up to visit us once again to carry on the celebration.
The setup is simple - the tasting runs from 6-10pm. Each importer will be showing six wines from six different growers in their portfolio, one table in the shop side and one table in the barber shop next door. Grab a glass and taste your way through all 12 wines and chat to Alex & Raef about where they come from how they came to be so. Everything will be then available to drink by the glass for you to revisit the wine you’ve enjoyed the most in more detail. As we’re getting dangerously close to the festive season by this point we’ll have all of the wine available in good quantities for you to take away by the bottle - so the perfect opportunity to select those special seasonal bottles in the company of the experts!
We’ll be announcing the wine list in due course, but for now get the date in your diary. There is no ticket needed for the tasting and everyone is welcome. Just show up any time from 6pm to taste, then stick around for drinks and maybe take a bottle or two home. We look forward to you joining us for what is always our biggest night of the year!