New York’s first natural wine fair is coming to the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn this weekend. The brainchild of Reynard wine director Lee Campbell and Guilhaume Gerard of Selection Massale, they’ve dubbed the event The Big Glou.
One hundred producers from all over the world will showcase their wines. Inspiration for the gathering came from Dive Bouteille in Saumur and Vini di Vignaioli near Parma. The Europeans have been hot on the trend for far longer than the U.S., but with the proliferation of interest in natural, organic, and biodynamic wines from American sommeliers, wine directors, retailers, and wine bars catering specifically to the cause (Wildair, June), the time is now appropriate for a similar event to hit our shores.
Winemakers hail from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Canada and the United States, and the event is open to the public.
From the Wythe Hotel Glou page:
The featured winemakers are artisan producers who are committed to farming sustainably and utilizing non-interventionist techniques in the cellar. Inspiration for the Big Glou comes from beloved European natural wine salons such as the “Dive Bouteille” in the Loire Valley and “Vini di Vignaioli” in Emilia-Romagna.
Saturday, February 27th and Sunday, February 28th
11:00AM – 4:00PM
The goal of The Big Glou is to allow customers to meet these passionate winemakers and the pure wines they craft. The vibe will be fun, educational and relaxed. Tickets are $25/day, or $45/weekend pass. The line-up of producers will be different on each day; each winemaker will be showing wines on ONE day. (Check www.bigglounyc.com for winemaker schedule.)
Use the code THEBIGGLOU at checkout for a special rate.