The Oenophiliac

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Schism in natural wine movement intensifies debate


The natural wine movement in the UK has split into two factions, both of which are putting on near-identical wine fairs over the same weekend in May. The Real Wine … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Two natural wine fairs in London not ‘ideal’


London would have one natural wine show “in an ideal world”, according to the organiser of one of two events scheduled for the same dates in May. The Real Wine … Continue reading

February 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Part two of indie merchants’ Beaujolais blog-Laura Heywood, Harpers


In the second blog from Harpers’ Independent Buyers Trip to Beaujolais, run in conjunction with InterBeaujolais, we hear from a few more of the independent retailers who went out to … Continue reading

February 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chapoutier pours scorn on natural winemakers


Renowned Rhone producer Michel Chapoutier has added to the natural wine debate by denouncing natural winemakers as out-of-touch hippies making defective wines. Interviewed in the current issue of Decanter, Chapoutier tells John Livingstone-Learmonth the practice … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Natural wines “Not for the masses”


One of the UK’s top natural wine importers has spoken out about the natural wine movement, comparing the wines to the works of Karl Marx. “Natural wines require a critical … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

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