Posts tagged "Natural Wine"
Dirty & Rowdy with Hardy Wallace

Dirty & Rowdy with Hardy Wallace

Dirty & Rowdy from the zinfidel on Vimeo. Hardy Wallace of Dirty & Rowdy talks wine and fried chicken at Vine Wine, Brooklyn.  
Nicholas Joly & Coulée de Serrant

Nicholas Joly & Coulée de Serrant

A lot has been written about Nicolas Joly, and perhaps even more has been said about Nicolas Joly, Biodynamics, and the Coulée de Serrant wines by Nicolas himself.  He is an outspoken and controversial figure who has pioneered biodyanmic viticulture in France and has been it’s most vocal proponent.  It becomes hard to separate the...
Foradori 2010 Fontanasanta Nosiola & Orange Wine Fever

Foradori 2010 Fontanasanta Nosiola & Orange Wine Fever

It’s official, orange wine fever has swept the wine world.  It started in Northern Italy with Gravner and Radikon, and it has spread the world over, with examples being produced even in my own backyard in Brooklyn.  So when I spied that one of my favorite winemakers, Elizabetta Foradori, had begun producing an orange wine...
Anthill Farms:  Atypical Cali Pinot & Low Impact Winemaking

Anthill Farms: Atypical Cali Pinot & Low Impact Winemaking

Chances are you have never heard of Anthill Farms.  I know I had not prior to a tasting with this boutique California Pinot Noir (mostly – they do a couple Syrahs as well) purveyor at Union Square Wines.  I was skeptical going into the tasting as I am not typically down with California Pinot Noir...
Get Your La Clarine Farm 2010 Mourvedre Here

Get Your La Clarine Farm 2010 Mourvedre Here

The following is the initial offer from La Clarine Farm for their 2010 Mourvedre.  Their 2009 Mourvedre was probably one of my favorite wines of 2011.  Certainly my favorite producer/wine from California for 2011.  So here is the offer from Hank Beckmeyer, get it, just leave some for me too: 2010 certainly could be called...
Alice Fiering and Cheap Drinking, Who Knew?

Alice Fiering and Cheap Drinking, Who Knew?

I was as surprised as I was delighted by this swanky cheap wine chart penned by Alice Feiring for The New York Times.  Surprised because Alice is usually recommending natural wines (or Naked Wine based on her latest book) to the world; and delighted because it is always good to get good cheap wine recommendations. ...
Wines From the Fringe:  Dettori & Calabretta

Wines From the Fringe: Dettori & Calabretta

The last two sentences on the back label of Dettori wines is one of the coolest statements on the wine in the bottle ever/anywhere.  A big F*** You.  They don’t care if you like the wine.  I so love that, and their wines, it reads:  “Sorry, but we don’t follow the market, we produce wines...
Occhipinti SP68 & an Explanation on Natural/Bio/Organic

Occhipinti SP68 & an Explanation on Natural/Bio/Organic

When you’re wrong, you’re wrong.  And I can admit as much.  I had been one of the only ones to not fall in love immediately with Arriana Occhipinti’s SP68.  This was a slow build.  But it has culminated in true love.  Not just hearing everyone and their mother banging on about Occhipiniti wines, I had...
"Italianess":  Does it exist?

“Italianess”: Does it exist?

Italian – ness:  [It-al-iyan-iss] Noun.  1. The state of being Italian.  2. To be or to personify Italian spirit.  3. The thoughts and feelings, collectively, of an individual or of an aggregate of a culture of people, places, and things, which happen to be Italian. I think that a sense of “Italianess” is more present...
Jenny & Francois Portfolio Tasting:  Best of the Best

Jenny & Francois Portfolio Tasting: Best of the Best

Jenny & Francois are perhaps thee leading natural/organic/biodynamic wine importer in the U.S.A.  They held a portfolio tasting recently and, being a big fan of many of their wines, I felt it my duty to stop by.  Four hours later I emerged having tasted all the red wines currently in their portfolio.  This is no...
Languedoc Love Letters

Languedoc Love Letters

Is the Languedoc the most under rated wine region in France?  I kind of think it might be.  It certainly is under appreciated.  Kind of like the Loire, but more so perhaps.  Like the Loire, it is home to a number of diverse wine growing areas and the wines tend to be pretty good value...
Loire Valley Fantasy Camp

Loire Valley Fantasy Camp

This past week whilst on vacation I spent a some time at the Loire Valley Fantasy Camp.  You see, I needed a theme to explore, and I had been building up a small supply of Loire reds and a week in the country seemed like a good time to drink them back to back.  The...