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Guide Mouga Natural Wines News No. 82 - May 12 2024

Branding, Pet Nat, Barcelona, Tbilisi, Mousiness, France, Milan, Copenhagen, Anders Frederik Steen, London, Atlanta.

Expressive Grapes. Expressive Brands

Whenever anyone fails to spot an edgy new trend, a witty friend of mine quips, “Go to the rear of the avant-garde.”

Viticulture’s best-kept secret is out: pet nat, an affordable, fizzy wine made by winemakers the world over, is finally hitting the mainstream in the UK. In what is claimed to be a supermarket first, ...

In recent years, Barcelona has been filled with bars, but not your typical bars, but rather with a certain inclination towards the natural. Wines with minimal intervention have gained ground in the ne...

Georgia’s capital Tbilisi is hosting the two-day natural wine festival - Zero Compromise, with about 100 local and 25 foreign wineries, including from France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Japan, Australia a...

Do you receive The Connexion's free weekday newsletter? Sign up here Natural wine has become a niche market in recent years as more and more people look for an alternative to over-manipulated products...

It’s a crutch for those of us who love natural wine, and particularly for those who fetishise no added sulphites. At some point, you will make the unwelcome acquaintance of our friend Mr. Mouse.Mousin...

Penny is a worthwhile addition to the city’s ever-growing collection of wine bars. Photo: Hugo Yu/ Last week, I reviewed Penny and Demo. By name, they are each a wine bar, although the cooking is ambi...

It takes a village to raise a fair 2024 saw the ninth iteration of the Real Wine Fair and the eighth edition to take place at Tobacco Dock in Wapping. Although we have tweaked certain elements and for...

by Simona Sirianni It is without a doubt one of the symbols of Italian culture. A tradition with ancient origins that over time has become a real heritage of our culture. So much so that some vineyard...

Is is legitimate to hesitate before writing natural wine without inverted commas, given the difficulty in defining what might actually constitute natural wine. Despite the grey areas, and leaving asid...

"Athene and Marsyas" in the Copenhagen botanical gardens, November 2021. A copy of a sculpture by Myron of Eleutherae (ca. 480-440 BC), it feels like a caption contest waiting to happen.Why pay any at...

Winemaker in English is a stupid word, because I don’t see myself as a maker of anything. I mean, we pick the grapes, we press them, we leave them to macerate; of course we do things. So we make stuff...

Thirty years ago, Jenny Lefcourt fell in love with organic wine while studying French film in Paris. She’d sip expressive wines made by organic farmers and vignerons and stuff her suitcase with bottle...

Truly innovative ideas often seem so simple that you wonder why no-one thought of them before. There’s the rub: what seems so beautifully simple from the outside has to be perfectly conceived and exec...

Back when I first began writing about wine, I made a habit of responding at length to curious or risible items in the wine media. I only stopped because I amassed an immense backlog of what seemed lik...

Barista, beer sommelier and blogger. I love the city's diversity of people and c... Read all articles Recently, I’ve gotten very into natural wines because the product expresses very well the concepts...

Un rouge bien frais, s’il vous plaît ! Ce qui faisait bondir nombre d’amateurs de vin devient aujourd’hui tendance. On les appelle “vins glouglou”, “vins de chouille” ou même “vins frigo” chez nos ami...

Apologies to all my subscribers: there was no newsletter last week due to ill health. To make up for it, I just published my latest piece from Noble Rot magazine, free for all to read.Welcome to all m...

The passion for “organic” continues to grow in Italy with the vineyards that are increasingly greener. A trend that has increased a lot in recent years although the potential to do even better is ther...

Although every cool new bar in town serves natural wine nowadays, there’s still an aura of confusion surrounding the umbrella term. That’s why award-winning sommelier Honey Spencer decided to write a ...

A few months back, I announced that I’m offering a writing workshop in Italy this coming October. This workshop is something I envisioned back in 2022, when I realized how much I love teaching writing...

I rode home with one of those gloriously uninhibited taxi drivers recently. Brazenly dishing out unfiltered opinion, he segued effortlessly from Brexit to Gary Glitter. “I still love the music, but I ...

Ten years ago, the main debate in natural wine was sulfites. Did they add them? How much? When? Did they want to stop adding them? Were they the first in their region to not add them? Never since MSG ...

Nevertheless, Spencer’s curiosity prevailed. A decade ago she and her husband (co-owner of Sune, Charlie Leonard Sims) bought a pair of one-way tickets to Copenhagen, the epicentre of natural wine, wh...

An Insider's Guide to the Best Natural Wine Bars in Paris Bloomberg

Words: Aobh O'Brien-MoodyLondon’s thriving bar scene is renowned the world over, its bartenders and mixologists rightfully lauded for their innovative use of ingredients and exceptional technical skil...

Wine shops in Atlanta are gathering spots for residents. Orchestrated tastings, winemaker visits and food and wine pairing events have made these shops in vogue in the city. Many carry natural and bio...

With the 56th edition of Vinitaly now concluded, Louis Thomas digs into some of the most intriguing wine trends that were on show in Verona. As Harry Lime said in The Third Man: “In Italy for 30 years...

Let’s start with what orange wine isn’t: It’s not orange flavored, made with oranges nor always colored orange.So, what is it? Varying in shades and opacity, it is sometimes fizzy, often funky, usuall...

Podcast: Why Natural Wine is Trending Beverage Dynamics

Whether you reach for an unfiltered red oozing barnyard funk or a flinty, crisp Chablis, New York’s gangbuster wine bar scene always has something to offer. CULTURED turned to five people and places d...

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