Monthly Archives: October 2010

Natural Wine at Palate Press

Remy Charest’s latest article on palate press was quite interesting to us as it brings together a lot of the sources we’ve been reading in recent weeks. Among many other things, Remy talks about the different definitions of natural wine. … Continue reading

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A visit to Black Sears

We paid a visit to Ashley and Chris last Wednesday. They are both taking care of the Black Sears vineyard and winery on top of Howell Mountain at the northern tip of Napa Valley. They made us feel very welcome … Continue reading

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Wine Chemistry 101 on Sulfur

On Cory Cartwright’s blog, as a part of his “31 days of natural wine” series, the Bay area chemist Arjun Mendiratta has written an entertaining and dense post on sulfur. Here are important points we want to remember from his post: SO2 … Continue reading

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Wine Labels

It’s hard for me not to agree with this article about labels on wine bottles. Transparency is a good thing. If consumers knew what goes into most of the bottles they buy, they might opt for more natural wine.

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The Battle for Wine and Love

I finished reading The Battle for Wine and Love by Alice Feiring today. This book is a must-read on the topic of natural wine and although I ended up learning a lot more about Alice than I intended to, I … Continue reading

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Feeling Classy @ RN74

Tonight was a bit expensive. Wine tastings were about twice as expensive as what we are used to in San Francisco. Very decent wine menu, although not that many choices from California. France was king. Details at RN74 are important. … Continue reading

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The Origins of Natural Wine

Where does it come from? Here is snippet from an article from Jon Bonné: The natural wine movement grew out of a group of French vintners disillusioned with the prevalence of chemical farming and the loss, in their view, of … Continue reading

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