Category Archive: Philosophical Approach to Place

Terroir as Opportunity and Potential..

Perhaps terroir is best explained as the opportunity for a site to express, through climate (big and little), weather, soil, aspect and light-handed* vineyard management, its potential^.  And for the anti-flavor elites, terroiristes… Continue reading

Say What You Like About the Tenets of Biodynamics Dude, But at Least It’s an Ethos…

As you can see from the lack of posts, I have put blogging on the back burner. I have made it a point to take less pictures of what I’ve been eating &… Continue reading

Defining Traditional, Modern and Natural Wines

Over my third espresso this morning I read yet another wine writer claim that there isn’t a definition for natural wine.  Sure there is, just as much as there is a clearly defined… Continue reading

We Prefer Natural Wine Because They are Real

Excuse my brevity, but I ran a little under 7 miles tonight and have a few books on the wines of Portugal on my lap while watching the Indiana/Michigan men’s basketball game. Tonight… Continue reading

Philosophical Approach to Place – Brettanomyces

A number of tweets, Facebook posts and blog posts are sprouting up with reactions to the recent Decanter piece on scientists cracking the genetic code for Brett.  Many writers, bloggers and winemakers have… Continue reading