Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Islington is an emerald-tiled bar known as Humble Grape. Similar to their sister sites in Liverpool Street, Fleet Street and Battersea, the Islington branch is a charming spot, perfect for a food and drink. With a cosy and spacious dining area, it's the…
OLD WORLD VS NEW WORLD – Who does it best?
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There’s a big debate in the wine world about Old World vs New World and who does it best. But what does it all mean?
In a nutshell: old world wines don’t just follow the rules, they made the rules. Old world wine regions are where modern winemaking traditions first originated. These are the places that exported wines, grapes, winemakers, and traditions into other countries. When we think of old-world wine regions, places like France and Italy are good places to start.
New World Wines – Rules are made to be broken! New world wines borrowed traditions from other countries to jumpstart their own. Over the years, new world wine regions got clever, and threw out many old ways and developed their own and that’s how new world wine was born! New world wine regions are places like North America, South America, and Australia.
In our next tasting, we’re battling it out Humble Grape style with an OLD-WORLD vs NEW WORLD duel! 3 old world wines competing against 3 new world wines to see who reigns as the overall wine champion…
In the ring will be:
MALBEC | FRANCE VS ARGENTINA
Château les Croisille, La Pierre Malbec, 2019, Cahors, France: Gird your loins and experience Malbec that is more like The Second Coming of heaps of crunchy fruit that have just taken in some invigorating air by the Brighton seaside.
Passion De Los Andes, Malbec Reserva, 2017, Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina: A wine so effortlessly elegant with the likes of a smouldering James Dean in a leather jacket smoking a hand rolled fag in the dark corner.
SAUVIGNON BLANC | FRANCE VS SOUTH AFRICA
Domaine Michel Vattan, Cuvée ‘O-P’ Sancerre Blanc, 2020, Loire Valley, France: A crunktastic Sancerre with peaches, lemons, and sea pebbles that KA-POW in your mouth.
Bartinney, Sauvignon Blanc, 2019, Stellenbosch, South Africa: Like trimming the garden on a crisp morning while eating a fruit salad. The fruit for this wine was picked in three stages from high vineyards to get that perfect balance of fruit and acidity.
PINOT NOIR | AUSTRIA VS U.S.A
Winzer Familie Gregor Schup, Pinot Noir, 2014, Thermenregion, Austria: Deep in the heart of the Austrian Wienerwald, in the little town of Guntramasdorf, lies Winzer Familie Gregor Schup, who have lived here for 300 years. They cultivate quality fruits from vines grown close to the Eichkogel mountain, a UNESCO recognised biosphere. It’s fair to say, optimising berries for exquisite wine has become a 6th sense to the family!
Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards, Pinot Noir, 2018, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA: Pinot Noir, literally meaning, pine and black, packs a flavour bursting with fruits of forests it’s made in. Huckleberry, boysenberry, and earthy notes of truffle, make this wine a perfect taste of Oregon.
If you’ve ever been to a Humble Grape tasting, then you know how much we love to get everyone involved – there’s never any right or wrong answers, just great chat about the wines. Come along as we duke out Old World vs New World.
What’s the deal?
Tastings cost £55 and are for two hours
We source the best sustainable biodynamic and organic wines from small, family run producers from all over the world. Our events bridge the gap between wine drinker and wine maker, so we can share their amazing stories and experiences with you.
|OLD WORLD VS NEW WORLD - WHO DOES IT BEST?||18:30 - 20:30||£55.00|
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