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Natural Wine: time to make it legal?

Natural Wine: time to make it legal?

What is Natural Wine?Natural wine is produced with traditional methods and without the heavy chemical, thermal and mechanical processing of conventionally produced wine. Furthermore, the term ‘natural wine’ applies only to the process of vinification, which covers solely what happens in the cellar after harvesting, and not what happens in…

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Nicoletta Bocca - San Fereolo

Nicoletta Bocca - San Fereolo

By Eoghan Neburagho of Natural SwillYou want to talk about someone who’s a proud Italian winemaker, self-sufficient, and absolute in what they do?Well then, let’s talk about Nicoletta Bocca and her Dogliani based winery - San Fereolo.Nicoletta’s Early LifeBorn and raised in Milan, Nicoletta grew up as a city girl…

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Nicholas Altare - Dogliani rising star

Nicholas Altare - Dogliani rising star

By Eoghan Neburagho of Natural SwillNicholas Altare is one of the most productive young natural winemakers in Europe right now, taking the reins at his family winery from just 16 years old.Dogliani - San Luigi's HillNicholas Altare’s Early Life Nicholas was born and raised in a small town called Dogliani, which…

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The conscious consumer: Breaking down Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines (…and the sulphite issue) – PART 2

The conscious consumer: Breaking down Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines (…and the sulphite issue) – PART 2

By Diego FlumianIn Part 1 of this article, we have touched upon the meaning of Organic and Biodynamic, and how they may refer to farming practices as well as to winemaking processes. In this part, we’ll take a closer look and hopefully shed some light on two other familiar terms, often used…

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Marco Merli - It's all about passion

Marco Merli - It's all about passion

Delving into Marco Merli’s Background and Early LifeLong before Marco had the thought of becoming a winemaker, he was a fully-fledged designer living and working in a world quite opposite to the natural wine world - fashion.It’s obvious Marco enjoyed his career in fashion...you don’t just commit ten plus years…

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The conscious consumer: Breaking down Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines (…and the sulphite issue) – PART 1

The conscious consumer: Breaking down Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines (…and the sulphite issue) – PART 1

By Diego FlumianIn their search for high-quality wine, the conscious consumers may sometimes have to navigate terms such as organic and biodynamic or natural and low intervention. While we all know what they mean in general terms, to some of us their full meaning may still be fuzzy. So, what…

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Viognier - The grape that nearly got away…

Viognier - The grape that nearly got away…

The Viognier Grape VarietyViognier as a grape variety is originally from Eastern France in the Rhone Valley, which traditionally needs plenty of warmth from the sunshine to ripen into its full-bodied potential and to give it that pronounced aroma we all associate so vividly with Viognier.Up until forty years ago…

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Dario Princic - Doyen winemaker

Dario Princic - Doyen winemaker

The village of Oslavia (Gorizia), in Friuli Venezia-Giulia (Italy), lies so close to the Slovenian border that you can see it from your house. In these hills (part of the wider Collio wine-making area) nature and winemaker operate in synergy to produce wines of great character and quality.Revered local wine-maker…

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The Body Beautiful

The Body Beautiful

Light-weight nimbleness or full-bodied presence? Which one is better? The answer is: none! Or rather: both! Each has in fact its merits. No body shaming around here, only body positivity! With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at what gives ‘weight’ or ‘body’ to a wine.The ‘body’ of…

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