Tag: Natural wine

Why amber is precious: orange wine

Skin-macerated whites were once a rarity savoured by curious wine-lovers, but now wine lists country-wide have a dedicated “orange” section. As his book Amber Revolution is released, orange-evangelist Simon Woolf argues why – when it comes to wine – we should be embracing shades of amber

Pét Nat: the trendiest fizz in town

Pét Nat – a style of gently sparkling wine – is the current darling of the natural wine movement, rocketing in popularity and appearing on London’s hippest wine lists. Here Olivia Bodle tells us what it is and whether it matters Pétillant naturel (literally “natural sparkling”) wines are quite divisive. The snappy abbreviation of this […]

The North star

Eric Texier is a leading light in the Northern Rhône, with his traditional (whisper it: natural) winemaking techniques delivering wines which, he believes, are the equal of anything Burgundy’s Grands Crus can offer. One might think that nuclear physics to natural winemaking isn’t a likely career path, but that is exactly the route that Eric […]

Intervention at altitude

In the midst of RAW – the natural wine fair – Sophie Thorpe caught up with Wendy Paillé, Le Soula’s new winemaker, talking about what it means to be “natural” and what’s next on the property’s agenda. “You can’t make wine naturally,” Wendy Paillé says frankly. A controversial statement, some might say, when you’re exhibiting […]