Natural Wine

    Craig Hawkins: Testalonga and Lammershoek

    …Craig Hawkins (pictured above with significant other Carla Kretzel in the background) is one of South Africa’s most talented and brave winemakers. He’s the winemaker at Lammershoek, and also makes his own wines under the Testalonga label. He’s very experimental, and has worked a lot with skin contact and lees. He prefers picking earlier, making…

    By jamie goode's wine blog

    The Rise of “Natural” in Wine Marketing

    …Back in 2008, a study by Minitel found that “All Natural” was the second most frequently used claim on new American food products. A more recent study found that the term “100 Percent Natural” was consumers most popular claim to read on a food label. Marketers have figured out that “Natural” sells. They’ve also figured it out in the wine industry…

    By Fermentation

    A Natural Debate over Natural Wines

    … be. The traditionalist notion that great wine must be made from very ripe grapes, filtered, and heavily oaked is itself a kind of dogma. There is no neutral ground called “flavor” that defines what flavor is and our various ideologies inevitably influence our judgments. The attitude I find most disturbing is one expressed by Matt Kramer whose…

    3 readers - By Edible Arts

    Comments on Bruce Palling’s anti-natural wine article

    …Bruce Palling’s article on natural wine has been the subject of a lot of debate over the last week or so. I’ve read it twice. Three times if you count the abbreviated version that appeared in the New Statesman. He writes well, and he makes some valid points. But… The ‘but’ is because I think he’s actually wrong. He’s wrong because of his…

    5 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog
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