The Natural Wine Debate Gets Ugly

The one thing that everyone seems to agree on is that Natural wine is made from grapes that have been grown without the use of chemicals and vinified without the use of added yeasts. As Eric wrote, they are wines “set forth along an unforced path of fermentation into wine, […]

Ancient wine

Winemaking began in the triangle of the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea and Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee). It was somewhere in eastern Turkey, Georgia and Armenia that wine was first made. The Jerusalem Post, January 2012 read more:

Natural wines ‘not for the masses’

Mascoli, who represents over 35 Italian and French natural winemakers in the UK, told db industrial wines are like “cartoon characters” made to please children. “People are trying to shortcut millions of years of history by manipulating wines with selected yeasts. I’d rather a wine have oddities than be tailor-made,” […]

Natural wine: Grape, whole grape and nothing but the grape

“In my opinion, all wine is not natural – but we sell this dream to consumers that it is,” says Isabelle Legeron, a wine consultant and educator who focuses on natural wine. “We show them gorgeous stories, rows of green vines – but we don’t ever question how that drink […]

Wine additives leave a nasty aftertaste

There is a widespread view among the wine-drinking community that the additives and processing aids routinely used in wine production have a detrimental effect on the drinker. There is also growing anxiety about what is being added to Australian wine in the first place, and the effect this is having […]