What is 'natural wine'? This week on The Morning After, Jessie Kiefer sits down with Nick Gorevic of Jenny & Francois Selections to truly find out what that buzzword means. Find out how the French and Italian wine traditions differ in the natural wine category. In terms of taste, how do natural wines differ from conventional wines? Find out how American winemakers are delving into biodynamic wines, and learn how the philosophical works of Rudolf Steiner influenced the vineyard. Later, hear Jessie and Jen Tullock report live from the Eat, Drink, Bloody Mary Competition! What's on the menu at the Chardonnay's Oscar party? Find out on today's installment of The Morning After! This episode has been brought to you by Whole Foods.
"When there's very little sulfur in a wine, it's much more like a living thing and it's more alive." [11:15]
"The natural wine movement started as a reaction. In the 50s and 60s, people started using all sorts of chemicals and pesticides in wine production. Certain people saw the use of these chemicals and thought, 'No- this isn't how I want to do this; this isn't how my grandfather used to make wine.'" [16:30]
-- Nick Gorevic on The Morning After