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Rosé: exposed

Rosé: exposed

What is rosé?With Rosé wine gaining in popularity in recent years, the question in many people’s mind is: what is rosé? And how is it made? Before launching into a quick explanation, let’s dispel some myths.Some people still perceive rosé wines as an inferior product, a sort of indistinct ‘in…

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Sieman is back in da house!

Sieman is back in da house!

Sieman, the celebrated Italian winemakers from Veneto, are releasing their latest vintages. Here at mynaturalwine.co.uk we love their wines, and we could not wait to receive them. Now they're finally here! They are also available at our shop TheHive in East London, so if you happen to be nearby, make…

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The Dogliani Appellation

The Dogliani Appellation

For decades in the city of Dogliani winemakers have seemed to favour the dark-skinned, trustworthy Dolcetto grape variety which is considered to be a more ‘working class’ and approachable version of a Barbera or Nebbiolo.

Before we go any further, I must stress how important it is for you to understand that there are still ongoing discussions/arguments to this very day on whether the Dolcetto grape variety actually began its lifespan in Dogliani or not, so for the benefit of this blog post... we’ll side with the Dogliani side of things.

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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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