Tag Archives: Natural Wine

Recent Wines December 2022 (Part 1) #theglouthatbindsus

Straight from my Wines of the Year we move swiftly on to the wines I drank at home during December 2022. I say wines, but of the eight bottles which form Part 1 (lots consumed in December), one is a … Continue reading

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Recent Wines November 2022 (Part 2) #theglouthatbindsus

Part 2 of December’s wines (and a cider) drunk at home starts off in Czech Moravia, then we hit closer to home with Hampshire, try a brand-new Sherry (bottled in a flute!), before the run home with Burgundy/Tuscany/Burgundy. “p.a.n” 2020, … Continue reading

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The World of Natural Wine by Aaron Ayscough (Book Review)

Occasionally a wine book can be eagerly-awaited for quite some time, and The World of Natural Wine by Aaron Ayscough is one of them. Aaron has been on my radar for many years, via his blog “Not Drinking Poison” (originally … Continue reading

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Recent Wines October 2022 (Part 2) #theglouthatbindsus

The final eight wines from October include a few which are unusual, even by my standards, though for different reasons, and actually, one isn’t a wine. We have a smart Oregon Pinot, A Furmint from Austria, an Austrian red from … Continue reading

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Recent Wines February 2022 (Part 2) #theglouthatbindsus

The second part of the most interesting wines drunk at home during February really does contain some crackers. It would be impossible to single out a wine of the month from this part alone, hard enough even to choose a … Continue reading

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We Don’t Want Any Crap in Our Wine by Camilla Gjerde (Book Review)

Over the past several years I have noticed something interesting. Not only am I buying more wines from women winemakers than I was, but some of those women would count firmly among my very favourite producers. I’ve tried to work … Continue reading

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Are We Doing Enough?

Last week we had Earth Day, and all media was full of climate doom and save the planet pleas from environmentalists and scientists. Most of us probably gave the matter some thought, whilst others would have let the warnings pass … Continue reading

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Beyond Natural Wine

As many of you know, the French Wine Authorities (shall we call them?) have recently acceded to a legal framework and definition for “natural wine”. For many years wine drinkers, mainly through social media and mainly those who bear some … Continue reading

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Littlewine with Big Ambitions

As the Lockdown in Europe continues towards its second month my guess is that many, perhaps most, readers will have begun to find it quite normal behaviour engaging with wine on an online platform. Like me, you will perhaps be … Continue reading

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Les Caves de Pyrene Drinking Outside the Box Tasting 2019 (Part 3)

This final part of my coverage of the large and rather magnificent 2019 vintage Les Caves portfolio tasting (or at least the London leg) contains well over thirty wines, so I won’t waste time on introductions. If you haven’t read my preliminary … Continue reading

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