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  •   Terroir(s) of Southern Rhone! Eric Bonnet (Bastide Saint Dominique), Chateauneuf du Pape & Cotes du Rhone       Eric Bonnet     We did not waste a second in 2009 when we heard La Bastide Saint-Dominique lost its California importer. Having flown under the radar for several years, it is […]

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  •   Cult Burgundy Natural Winemaker Philippe Pacalet, Beaune     “We work without sulphites in vinification, no added yeasts and with whole grapes. This means we need grapes that are at their top, and for that we need a good job in the vineyards so we are able to succeed in […]

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  • The Nature of Natural Wine Italy – 20 May 13 – Patricia Nelson It is difficult to utter the words natural wine without sparking a heated debate. The term polarizes people. The definition conjures confusion. Consumers seem destined to either love or hate it. Much of the conflict is based […]

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  • Bertrand Jousset

    March 12th, 2013

    Bertrand Jousset, Montlouis, France Until recently, Montlouis was considered not much more than Vouvray’s sidekick. As interest in the wines from the Loire Valley has exploded over the last decade, there’s been a shift and this appellation has come into its own. Located in Touraine on the left bank of […]

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  • Sebastien Riffault Natural Winemaker in Sancerre    Sebastien Riffault   You are almost as likely to find someone ordering a ‘glass of Sancerre’ these days as you are to hear someone ask for Chardonnay. One of the first AOC’s created in 1936, Sancerre has been revered for its Sauvignon Blanc throughout […]

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