Winemaking

French natural wine label that indicates compliance with a charter requiring each cuvée to come from vines cultivated with organic farming, harvested manually, without "brutal" inputs (e.g., cross-flow filtration, flash pasteurization, thermovinification, reverse osmosis), with the sole use of indigenous yeasts, and absence of sulfite. A separate logo indicates up to 30 mg/l of total H2SO4 was allowed. The charter was defined by the French Ministry of Agriculture, the INAO, the DGCCRF, and the Natural Wines defense Union.

Vin méthode nature

The world’s largest community of low-intervention organic, biodynamic and natural wines, their growers & makers, and those who love drinking them.

Natural wines are those made with low-intervention from grapes grown in a sustainable way. They may have a cloudy appearance (no fining/filtering) and funky flavors (native yeasts, no preservatives).

Raw Wube

Spanish Natural Wine Organization

Asociación de Productores de Vinos Naturales de España (PVN)

Italian Natural Wine Organization

VinNatur

French Natural Wine Organization

Les Vins S.A.I.N.S. (Sans Aucun Intrant Ni Sulphites)

French Natural Wine Organization

L'Association des Vins Naturels (AVN)

How to use press cuts to make higher quality wines

Inside a grape

San Francisco startup creating "molecular" wine (Gemello), sake (Kazoku), and whiskey (Glyph) from water, ethanol and chemicals.

Also see https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/San-Francisco-startup-unveils-synthetic-wine-and-15068890.php

Endless West

Ari Walker and Kevin Hicks started Integrated Beverage Group in Denver. Their Replica Wine brand sells cheap surplus wine with added chemicals to construct wine liked by consumers. Their lab, Ellipse Analytics, run by Sean Callan PhD and the IBG winemaker consult with Brett Zimmerman MS to determine the mix of chemicals used.

Replica Wine

Search engine to see if beer, wine, and liquor is processed with animal products. Note that the material used to fine (clarify) beverages, whether animal-based or mineral-based, is not contained in the final beverage. Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet.

Barnivore Vegan Alcohol Directory

Prominent provider of yeast

Lesaffre/Redstar

Prominent provider of yeast

Lallemand

Label/Cork Conditions & Bottle Sizes

Home winemaking

Wine Making Talk

Free videotaped seminars

UC Davis Extension Winemaking

Tutorials on Acidity, VA, SO2, Alcohol

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