Into The Inferno – A journey into the depths of Volcanic Wine. Join Foni Pollitt to journey into the depths of Volcanic Wine over three intimate dinners. After her many years of study, tasting wines from all over the world, Foni Pollitt discovered a common thread that runs between her favourite bottles. They all display a distinct integrity, grittiness and lack of pretension, and were sourced from vineyards planted in rich volcanic soils. To honour this deliciously elusive style, Foni has been curating a series of intimate dinners dedicated to Volcanic Wines from around the globe. The second instalment Lava will be held on Wednesday August 31st, where you’ll jump Into The Inferno, discovering the alchemy behind these highly distinctive wines from Italy & Santorini. With special guest Foni’s mum cooking a Sicilian feast to match!
Lava – Wednesday 31 August: With special guest Foni’s mum cooking a Sicilian feast matched with Volcanic Wines from Focusing on Wines from Italy & Santorini.
Flow – Wednesday 16 November: Focusing on Wines from Australia & the USA
No matter which pocket of the world they are found in, volcanic soils are renowned for producing some of the world’s most flavoursome plants, including the most prized coffee shrubs and of course, amazing grapes. These vineyards are often home to rare and ancient varietals with a presence and vitality that evade description. Foni will be pouring some exceptional examples displaying to give you a true understanding of this charismatic category.
‘…there is no such thing as ‘volcanic wine’. There are, however, wines grown on volcanic soils that come in a radiant, infinitely nuanced rainbow of colours, tastes and flavours…there is no volcanic wine in the singular, but a great and varied many.’ John Szabo MS, ‘Volcanic Wines