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September 1, 2017

Regulations Can Help With Definitions, but Nothing is Simple 

Count me as a tremendous fan of "Organic Wines". But the notion of organic is not the same as reality. When you look at the agri-business of non-grapes, the rules, laws, and guidelines are sketchy at best. A perfect example: I have three children; my wife and I went the route of buying organic fruits and vegetables and making purees...

August 1, 2017

Defining 'Natural" wine is just a first step

Hearing people speaking about natural wines is problematic from the start: Are all the other wines somehow unnatural? What is behind the loosely used word? I will endeavor to create a new lexicon for the simple task of clarity, without imposing a position on these wines and my experience of them.

Let's begin with the reality that defining, organizing...

July 1, 2017

Travel can help keep your 'Real Life' in your wine life 

Back in March, I first wrote about my trip to Porto, detailing a process of sampling wines from both the Duoro and Oporto for a future organized tasting for U.S. importers looking to bring in new  wines from these areas.

Returning last month to Portugal to teach a seminar reminded me that I truly believe that traveling is key to many...

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