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Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2013 on Natural wine, belief and desire at The Feiring Line
Alice, I just think that 'natural' is not thhe best term. If I see a food product labelled 'natural' I know that it is marketing jibberish and that product is not what I would expect of something natural...because there is no regulation or teeth to the term as applied to food. It is purely for marketing. Another reason why the term 'natural' should not be used is that Biodynamic and organic wines are natural, as is any wine that has minimum intervention. Tryi to say that natural wines must use no sulfites is hijacking the word and insinuates at there is something unnatural about wines that use low levels of SO2. I think one of the most unnatural things that can be done in the vineyard is grafting. Absolutely nothing natural about that, is there? If a wine is called 'natral', in addition to no added sulfites, it should be grown on it own rootstock as well. At makes perfect sense, doesn't it?
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2013 on Natural wine, belief and desire at The Feiring Line
Rather than call these styles of wine "natural" wines, they should call them "reduced sufite wines". This is much more accurate and avoids confusion and ambiguity. I also ask, why would these wines want to be called "natural"? If a drink is labeled as having natural fruit juice, it means nothing. In fact, it means that it is a mass produced product that is teying to look healthy. P "Natural" has no meaningful definition in the food world, so it seems a poorly chisen term for these wines. Of course, it is not nearly as marketable as the term "natural", as has been demostrated by the vast number of foods put out by the industrial giants of General mills, Neatle, ConAgra, Monsanto, etc.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2013 on Natural wine, belief and desire at The Feiring Line
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