If you want to avoid all of this potentially added into your wine:
Then you need to learn how to shop for wine. You need to know what questions to ask. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.
Photos by Kathi McFarland Bahr. She’s rad.
Watch the video for a full break down on how to shop for safe wine: What words you need to know, and what questions to ask. But here are your key words to remember:
Unfined & unfiltered
(for sparkling wines) no dosage or vin non dose or sauvage or naturel
low or no sulfites added
Wine Fairs for natural wines (Unfortunately there are no natural wine fairs in the states at the moment, but if you’re in the UK you’re in luck!)
Natural wine blogs
alicefeiring.com — she’s the matriarch of natural wine writing in the US. see the full list of additives on her site.
thatcrazyfrenchwoman.com — ditto for france
wineanorak.com — jamie goode’s site, not totally natural, but natural-heavy
illdrinktothatpod.com — great podcast from sommelier levi dalton
If I could post the ven diagram, I would, for some reason it wont post…
Next week: It’s Just Grape Juice
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