winemaking


Do you know what’s in your wine?

Grapes, thankfully. But also possibly one or more of those: acidity regulator (potassium bicarbonate), preservative (potassium metabisulphite), copper sulphate, antioxidants (carbon dioxide, nitrogen) yeast, yeast nutrient (diammonium phosphate), bentonite, filtration and pectinolytic enzymes. read more: Natural movement gains legs http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/natural-movement-gains-legs-1.457752


2012 grape harvest started!

Semillon harvest: done! It’s going to be transformed into a totally natural wine – “nothing added and nothing taken away” as the author of Naked wine, Alice Feiring, says. Next: the Grenache – still ripening on the vines, for a few more weeks.


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: http://www.jpost.com/ArtsAndCulture/FoodAndWine/Article.aspx?id=255308


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,” […]