winemaking


Grape harvest 2012: Done!

It’s a relief to know that 2012 vintage is coming to a successful end, with all grapes picked and fermenting quietly in the wine tanks. The rain can now come!


nice little video on the natural wine issues

This 7min video is about natural winemaking in France where the movement started. Natural wines are made from grapes grown without the use of chemicals. No commercial yeasts, sulfates or other additives are added during the winemaking process. Watch the video http://www.alicefeiring.com/blog/2012/02/nice-little-video-on-the-natural-wine-conflic.html


Artisan wine fair RAW to launch in London

Organised by Isabelle Legeron MW, co-founder of last year’s Natural Wine Fair at Borough Market in London, RAW aims to build on the success of the Natural Wine Fair by acting as an independent event open to all producers, importers and official bodies. The Drinks Business, 13 February 2012 read […]


Sulphites in wine

There are three reasons you might not want sulphur dioxide added to your wine: taste, health and principle. read more: http://www.morethanorganic.com/sulphur-in-the-bottle


New EU rules for ‘Organic Wine’ agreed

Sorbic acid and desulfurication will not be allowed and the level of sulphites in organic wine must be at least 30-50 mg per litre lower than their conventional equivalent (depending on the residual sugar content). Other than this subset of specifications, the general wine-making rules defined in the Wine CMO […]