This episode was inspired by an Instagram post by Liten Buffel winemaker Zack Klug. He posted something about natural winemakers in California bragging about low alcohol wines — and how picking early for lower alcohol is actually a manipulation as far as he’s concerned.
What started as a conversation about that morphed into one about transparency, terroir and how Zack approaches wine and winemaking — and how everything he says only applies to him and no one else.
Curious to hear a natural winemaker talk about wine without dogma or feeling bad about yourself if you enjoy a wine that doesn’t fit the always-nebulous definition of “natural wine”? Check out this week’s episode.