Author Archives: winomatt

A visit to Porter Creek Vineyards

We went to the Porter Creek vineyards last Thursday. They are located a little North of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County. We wanted to catch the picking of their last grapes so we got up early and arrived at the … Continue reading

Posted in interview, winery | Leave a comment

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

Posted in natural wine | Leave a comment

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

Posted in interview, winery | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in labelling, natural wine | Leave a comment

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

Posted in book, natural wine | Leave a comment

Hardware Trouble

We spent a fair share of the last couple of days trying to sort out the hardware we are going to need to shoot the documentary. In the end, we settled on the Canon Rebel T2i as the main video … Continue reading

Posted in camera gear | Leave a comment