Step Into the Wild, Wild World of Fermentation at This Festival
At most food festivals, the drinks feel like an afterthought. They’re usually more about quantity than quality, with few options beyond heavily distributed, mass-produced beer and wine to go with a plentiful array of food. But at Wild World Festival in Austin, small makers get to show off their products, which range from natural wine to fizzy kombucha.The first Wild World Festival was hosted at Jester King Brewery in May 2019 by New York–based sommelier and Texas native Byron Bates. He wanted to celebrate and share wine—specifically wine made with minimal winemaker intervention and without the use of any additives or chemicals. This type of winemaking is much more laborious and risky than its conventional counterpart, and the producers committed to it are typically individuals…
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