Sitting atop the bar in a 23 litre demijohn is Voice of the People wine, a natural wine by Natural Selection Theory. This live table wine is a multi-regional blend of unfiltered wine made with no chemicals or preservatives. Produced for this winter season and to be drunk with food, this wine is nothing fancy and it’s not meant to be. It’s a very raw wine, a little wild even, and the wine makers have stipulated that it must be drunk out of tumblers, but that’s all part of the charm.
The Natural Selection Theory is a collaborative venture in natural winemaking by South Australians Sam Hughes, Anton Von Klopper, James Erskine and Tom Shobbrook.
The wine is topped with a mild organic olive oil the keep the wine fresh, which you can then use post wine drinking in salad dressings and to cook with.
Where to find it:
Cumulus Inc. - 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Gertrude Street Enoteca - 229 Getrude Street, Fitzroy
Panama Dining Room - 3/231 Smith Street, Fitzroy
Rice Queen - 2/231 Smith Street, Fitzroy
Pelican - 16 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Melbourne Wine Room - 125 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Demiti's Feast - 141 Swan Street, Richmond
Gerald's Bar - 386 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North
Atticus Finch - 129 Lygon Street, East Brunswick
Black Hearts and Sparrows Wine Purveyors (by the bottle) - 113-115 Scotchmer Street, North Fitzroy