Isabelle Legeron MW

Sulfites in Wine

Sulfites in Wine

The sulfite debate is one of the most heated, confused and often misplaced topics in wine today. This is in large part due to the rise in popularity of natural wine, which has in turn fuelled an interest in the use or non-use of sulfites. To complicate matters further, the

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Natural Wine 101
What is Natural Wine?

What is Natural Wine?

Learn the basics about natural wine, including what makes this style of winemaking distinct from conventional mass-market wines.

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Natural Wine 101
Orange Wine (excerpt)

Orange Wine (excerpt)

Ever wondered why, in Renaissance paintings, the white wines in people’s glasses don’t look as translucent as the whites of today, and why they look more orange than anything else? This isn’t a trick of the light or the patina of age, but perhaps because the Michelangelos

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Winemaking
Can we still trust the AC system?

Can we still trust the AC system?

An increasing number of terroir-driven French estates are leaving the appellations body that is meant to protect their provenance and guarantee consumers a unique product. Isabelle Legeron MW believes the system is flawed and outdated, and no longer an indicator of wine quality. Illustration for Decanter by Phil Disley(This

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Opinion
Understanding Natural Wine

Understanding Natural Wine

‘Natural’ has become the latest buzzword in wine, but what does it mean and, more importantly, what does it taste like? (Republished here with the kind permission of Decanter Magazine, the UK’s largest consumer wine magazine. Written for September 2011 edition). If you keep abreast of wine developments in

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