Great news: “powerful wine critics lost their grip on the marketplace”


Yes, it was about time! Wine critics who pronounce a natural wine “faulty” – only because they’ve long forgotten the taste of authentic, non-modified wine. Wines by recipe (“industrial plonk”) getting various star ratings. The more “ingredients” – the more stars?

We’ve long predicted that “Industrial wine producers will hijack the word “natural” – it’s becoming good for marketing. Like “organic” or “biodynamic”…

Not surprisingly, “wine enthusiasts seek producers who eschew fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides in their vineyards and refuse to utilize sugar, acid, tannins or other additives. (…) And more and more sommeliers and retailers are jumping on the natural wine bandwagon”.

Read the full article Three wine trends to watch for in 2015