The Wild World of Pét-Nats

Pétillant Naturel wines are fascinating little oddities of the wine world. Their quixotic aromatic complexity and wide variation of flavors and textures can be difficult to place, and many hesitate when contemplating buying a bottle. These treasures, however, offer a delightful and tasty glimpse into the history of sparkling wine, and can be excellent fun. Read on to learn all about pét-nats, where they come from, and how to drink them!

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A Closer Look at Orange Wines

The orange wine craze has been inundating wine bars and establishments touting the merits of natural wines for quite some time now. More and more people are becoming familiar with this unique wine style, yet few are aware of the story behind the recent rise of its popularity. Read on to learn the modern history of orange wines, and the link between its recent story and its ancient origins.

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Wine Science: Whole Cluster Fermentation and Carbonic Maceration

In this article, we’ll discuss two of these terms that have become quite popular in the lexicon of wine speak, and often go hand in hand: whole cluster fermentation and carbonic maceration. Beaujolais has made these methods famous, but the process is practiced by winemakers all around the world. So let’s delve in a bit deeper and get some understanding of these wine terms!

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