Ahead of our RAW WINE fairs this fall, we spoke to a number of Slovakian winemakers to find out about the country's natural wine scene, viticultural traditions, winemaking regions and grape varieties.
with Stephanie & Eduard Tscheppe-Eselböck (Gut Oggau) Grower & Maker Description "We’re tired of endlessly talking about the same thing”, said Eduard on a recent call with team Alive!. “All people ever seem to ask about is winemaking - about sulfites, about fining or filtration. It is basically the
with Alessio Zenato (Hacienda San Juan) Cellar-master José Miguel Sotomayor Grower & Maker Luiz Antonio de Gracia Allegretti (Clos Santa Ana) Grower & Maker Description Chile has hundreds of years cultivating the vine in different valleys throughout our territory with different varieties and cultural practices, which print a stamp of
with Jim Clarke (Wines of South Africa) Craig Hawkins (Testalonga) Grower & Maker Description Meet Craig Hawkins, described as the ‘Natural Wine King of South Africa’ - not a title he has endorsed, but one that reflects his influence on the natural wine scene here. Craig and his wife Carla
with Jim Clarke (Wines of South Africa) Alex Milner (Natte Valleij) Grower & Maker Bernhard Bredell (Scions of Sinai) Grower & Maker Description Alex Milner, Natte Valleij, introduces a grape that has captured renewed attention around the wine world, Cinsault. Once the most planted red grape in South Africa, a
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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