32 Days of Natural Wine
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So my blog is almost two years old, and to celebrate this i’m going to do the exact same thing i did last year, which is to talk about wines i and others love for 32 straight days. Everyday one of us here at saignée or a guest blog will be posting something about natural wine (natural yeast fermentation, organic vineyard work, traditional cellar work. Same as last year) whether it’s simply a bottle they can’t get out of their head or something bigger going on in the whole movement.
Last year we had some excellent contributors either sharing their thoughts on wines we’re into or issues about natural wine (including some controversies). The contributors included Alice Feiring, Joe Manekin, Jon Bonne, Wolfgang Weber, Chris Osborn, Linda Milagros Violago, Guilhaume Gerard, Slaton Lipscomb, David McDuff, Jeremy Parzen, Ed Thralls, Joseph di Blasi, J David Harden, Sharon Bowman, VLM, Amy Atwood, Lyle Fass, Brooklynguy, Johnathon Seeds, Robert Camuto, Hardy Wallace, Tracie B/P, Pameladevi Govinda, Kurtis Kolt and Jake Skakun. These are the folks who made the thing really go off, and i’d like to invite them back first off because otherwise it would have been me posting crap for 31 Days, and nobody wants that.
If you have no idea what i’m talking about read these (my favorites from last year):
Wine importer Joe Dressner on how he fell in love with wine:
Chemist Arjun Mendiratta breaking down sulfur for the masses:
And two that really show what what this thing is all about, Peter Liem‘s too good for the internet everything you needed to know about vouette et sorbee champagne and Putnam Weekley’s slow roll through Detroit with wine on his mind:
As for me, this year i’m going to stick close to home and do interviews with American winemakers who are doing some good things about farming, vinification, terroir etc.
If you would like to be involved in any way, either by posting here or on your own blog (or even if you don’t have a blog, i’ll post your writing), or you just want me to link your blog up if you’re doing it natural wine style email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can follow along on twitter @32NaturalDays. i’ll post updates every week until i kick this thing off, hope you can join me. the whole thing kicks off June 19th so you have a whole month to think about it.
(Please note that while any one is invited, this is not a PR oppurtunity or something that will be used to market your wines. If your intentions are pure and you just want to write about natural wine, hop on board. If you just want me to provide a link to your or your client’s winery, there are other venues.)