Terroirs' 10th Anniversary Celebrations
Terroirs is 10 years old! It opened towards the end of 2008 and might be described as London’s first natural wine bar with its desert-island list of wonderful artisan organic, biodynamic and natural wines. The food was pretty damn fine too, and still is, with chef Simon at the stoves.
To celebrate their anniversary Terroirs has put together a packed programme with no fewer than nine producers present and correct as well as magnum-pouring parties, competitions and so much besides.
Three south-west French vignerons who have been an important part of Les Caves de Pyrène’s history: Jean-Bernard Larrieu (Clos Lapeyre), Pascal Verhaeghe (Château du Cèdre) and Luc de Conti (Château des Gendres), will be kicking off proceedings, when they take over the wine bar on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th and pour a selection of their wines.
Thierry Germain (Domaine des Roches-Neuves) makes tensile whites from Chenin on limestone and brilliant, silky-and-sometimes-structured Saumur-Champignys. He will be the guest grower on Thursday 8th November.
Bourgueil’s Pierre Breton, one of the movers-and-shakers of the natural wine movement, will be pouring a range of his wines on the 13th and 14th. He will be accompanied by Arbois native and low-interventionist vigneron, Fabrice Dodane (Domaine St Pierre), who will be opening some excellent examples of his Savagnins and Chardonnays.
Antonino Caravaglio farms vineyards on the volcanic Aeolian island of Salina north of Sicily. He will be presenting his amphora-fermented Malvasias and lovely Corinto Nero/Nero Mascalese on the 15th and 16th. Dani Landi from Comando G will be his partner-in-wine on the 15th, whilst Anna Martens (Vino di Anna) will be providing a further Sicilian seasoning on the 16th.
In addition to the grower pop-ins and pop-ups Terroirs will also be opening some of their prized magnums and pouring them by the glass.
Come and celebrate with them and check out their website for event updates.