Articles

Here at Living Wines we love to write articles to explain our philosophy regarding the natural wines we import. We also like to address interesting questions relating to winemaking, vineyard management, terroir and the matching of food and wine.
We encourage you to read these articles and to share them with others but would ask that if you quote these articles that you acknowledge their source and provide a link if possible.

Frontispiece from Nathan Bailey
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.

Rocks scattered in Muscadet
Articles, Natural wine

Minerality in wine – Part 1

Minerality in wine and the role soil plays in contributing to minerality was the topic of a Masterclass at an early Rootstock natural wine festival in Sydney. It was interesting to participate in this event and to see how different people viewed the topic through completely different ‘lenses’. Vineyard managers […]