By Georgina Wilson-Powell
Since when did wine become unnatural? Turns out the production of some wines is comparable to the rearing of a battery chicken. Here’s everything you need to know about natural wine that’s had nothing added, nothing removed, uncorked for you by Georgina Wilson-Powell, editor of the ethical lifestyle mag pebble magazine.
Natural wine sometimes doesn’t help itself. There’s natural, organic and biodynamic for a start. Plus the cloudy appearance and lack of knowing what to look for doesn’t always get us off on the right foot. But put the Oyster Bay down a minute. Master of Wine Isabelle Legeron fills us in on why natural wine should be a natural choice.
Why should we care about natural wines?
Bog-standard wine is about as good for you as eating a battery chicken. We’ve become used to watching what food we put in our mouths, we question the traceability of water, coffee, tea, gin and whisky but when it comes to wine, most of us assume nice vineyards make non-nasty wine.