What Exactly Is Natural Wine, And Should We Be Drinking It?
- Naturally fermented by native yeast.
- Minimal Sulfites are added. (Sulfites ensure that the wine you drink tastes roughly the same as it did when it went into the bottle.)
- No additives are added ( Fake oak flavor, sugar, etc.)
- Grapes are not sprayed with pesticides or herbicides.
- Natural winemakers handpick their grapes instead of relying on machines to harvest them.
- Use lab-grown yeast to control the fermentation process, which regulates flavor.
- Added acid which helps to age wine.
- Large amounts of sulfites added to preserve flavor and keep them fresher for longer.
- Sugars are added to enhance the perception of the "body" of the wine.
- Grapes are sprayed with pesticides and herbicides.
- Machines harvest grapes.
WHERE YOU CAN GET YOUR HANDS ON SOME
Natural Wine Stores:
- Silver Lake Wine
- Silver Lake Wine - Arts District
- Psychic Wines
Natural Wine Bars:
- Night & Market Song
By the way - after trying a few orange wines at the places mentioned above, I've definitely developed a palette for natural wines. Needless to say, I'm not ready to completely give up conventional wine yet either. Which winemaking do you prefer Let me know in the comments below?