“I like wine that is alive and unmanipulated, characteristics that are surprisingly hard to come by in modern winemaking. I don’t like wines that are worked: heavily extracted, oaky, manipulated, squeaky clean and boring. I like finesse and elegance, and wines that are full of emotion and personality – a […]
Increasing consumer awareness of food and drink additives will drive transparency in the wine trade, believes Isabelle Legeron MW. “There is a surprisingly low level of knowledge of how wine is made … and personally I like to know the sulphite levels. (…) I want to raise awareness of how wine is […]
As I looked at the oversized, Hollywood-like bottle, I remembered a story about when past Meilleur Sommelier du Monde’s, Olivier Poussier was asked to offer a toast to rosé. Instead he delivered an obituary. In front of his Provençal hosts he proclaimed that due to technology, true Provençal rose was […]
“This is a small video featuring winemaker, musician and poet Sam Hughes explaining “Project Egg” – a natural wine experiment by him and his partners at Natural Selection Theory. (…) Sam tragically took his own life in December last year and the world is a poorer place for it.” January 2013, […]
What a fantastic day at East End Cellars’ wine tasting! Wonderful hosts, perfect weather, youthful and enthusiastic crowd. Stan met with other like-minded winemakers and everybody praised our wines. Great to see that natural wines are gaining more and more followers!