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Buying Wine in the Current Situation

We write this post with heavy hearts. The community we work with, so many of whom are our friends, people with businesses they have made their lives, everyone is shattered and shellshocked trying to understand what has happened in the last two weeks and its implications. It’s tempting to lash […]

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Articles, Natural wine

A brief history of the term “natural wine”

We love the term ‘Natural Wine’. Let us explain why. We have always been educators and communicators. That is why we love writing to explain our wines and what they mean to us. And that is why the term appeals, because it helps people communicate exactly what they mean about a naturally-fermented wine that has been made without additions and without anything being taken away from the wine.

Flavour of wine
Articles, Wine appreciation

Aromas and flavours in wine: Part 2

In the first part of this article published in Wine Talk for April 2017 we discussed the importance of the human aroma receptors, volatile compounds associated with wine, the link between aroma receptors and the brain, how aroma is a construct of the brain and how different people smell totally different things in wine sparked by different memories.