The Brangelina rosé, the whiter shade of pale

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 […]

PROJECT EGG – In Memory of Sam Hughes

“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, […]

An amazing East End Cellars Day!

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!        

East End Cellars wine tasting 2 Feb 2013

Early 2013 Vintage

A surprise start of the Semillon harvest this year – on Australia Day. The grapes ripened almost two weeks earlier than expected – so we had two celebrations on 26 January: Australia Day and Start of 2013 Vintage! Thanks to the help of our young friends, we managed to pick […]

Natural Wine Can Learn from Natural Food

Check your wine label. It won’t list any of these chemicals, which might be swimming around in your wineglass: ammonium phosphate, diammonium phosphate, Benzoic acid, Carbohydrase (alpha-amylase, beta-amylase, glucoamylase, amyglucosidase), copper sulfate, potassium permanganate, sulfuric acid, defoaming agents like polyoxyethylene 40 monostearate, silicon dioxide, dimethylpolysiloxane, sorbitanmonostearate, glycerol mono-oleate and glyceryl […]