winemaking


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 […]


Japan’s latest wine trend is only natural

It’s official: Natural wines are entering mainstream consciousness in Japan. (…)┬áJapanese consumers began developing a taste for natural wines in the 1990s, and Japan has become one of the world’s largest markets. Some industry professionals suggest that natural wine’s associations with health are driving the trend, while others say that […]


Taking the Mask Off of Wine: How Wine Follows the Lead of Cuisine

Ask any winemaker what they need to make good wine and they will tell you there are three answers; good grapes, good grapes, and good grapes. When you have a unique wine, from a unique place it would seem intuitive to show off the great grapes; with very little camouflage. […]


The Lack of Veritas in Vino

At a time when consumers are demanding more transparency about the things they eat and drink, there is still a distinct lack of veritas in vino. (…) Perhaps the best answer would be to require producers of all kinds of wine to list what is actually in the bottle. The […]