Tag: Winemaking

What are amphorae?

Amphorae – clay jars used to ferment and/or age wine – are an emblem of the natural wine scene. While their renaissance might have been tied to a hands-off approach, these ancient vessels are being adopted by winemakers across the globe – but why?

The language of sustainability: the top 10 terms to know

It’s safe to say that natural wine is a hot topic. After our Down to Earth tasting – focusing on wines made in an environmentally friendly way, we explain 10 key terms that form the conversation around sustainable winemaking

Five wines to get you through “Veganuary”

With just a few short days of Veganuary left, Douglas Storer explains exactly what makes a wine vegan and suggests five bottles fit for a meat-free feast

Burgundy 2017: in conclusion

As our team returns from its annual pilgrimage to Burgundy tasting the 2017 wines en primeur, Simon Herriot sums up the final day of visits, his thoughts on the vintage and the team’s wines of the week