Category Archives: Organic

Domaine Gros’Noré and sustainable wine making in Bandol

Here's another post in my series about sustainable wine making in Bandol, France. This time, Domaine Gros’Noré, a wine hard to spell and even harder to pronounce, at least in English. I visited in March this year and interviewed Pascale Parodi, manager at Domaine Gros’Noré. I met the wine maker Alain Pascal, briefly, but he wanted to get…
Read more

Château de Bellet, organic winemaking in Bellet, near Nice

After a recent visit to Château de Bellet in the hills above Nice, here's a quick post about this unusual little mice-appellation and a podcast with Château de Bellet about their wines below. Bellet as a mini-region covers around 650 hectares, although with only about 70 of these under vine. There are around fifteen family vineyards and…
Read more

Five questions about sustainable wine for Monty Waldin, wine writer

After our recent sustainable drinks conference in London on March 15, where Monty and Chris Scott (recent podcast/post on that here) had a spirited debate about sustainable wine and particularly organics and biodynamics, I sent Monty a few questions for the blog. His responses are below. Well worth a read, given he is one of…
Read more

More on sulphur in wine, now the negatives

Following up from the last post, here's the counter-point to the summary I added in the previous post about sulphur from the Berry Brothers and Rudd blog, from the same source. Again in quote and bullet point form, the author argues against using any more sulphur in wine, than naturally occurs. Here are his counter…
Read more