The term “natural wine” is controversial in its own right, implying that wines that don’t fall in this category are somehow unnatural. Perhaps a better term would be minimal intervention wines, but that’s a bit clunky. Even if we set aside the terminology, these wines, which are painstakingly made in a manner that eschews adding or taking anything away from the grapes to create the final product, are at the center of a rift in the wine world. Many see wines made with this philosophy as rife with flaws and even an affront to what modern wine making has achieved. Others view these wines as a truer representation of the hard work done in the vineyard and a more authentic representation of the grapes and terroir, (the ubiquitous wine term that signifies a sense of place). Webster’s has long supported these wines and we hope to shine a light on them in this comprehensive tasting. Come explore the wines of this growing phenomenon in the wine world. We will open more than twenty wines ranging from pet-nats and skin-contact whites to unfiltered, unsulfured reds. As always, price of entry includes hors d’oeuvres.
Feb 20, 2016 3:00p.m.-5:00p.m
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