Science & Technology… …or Witchcraft & Wizardry

Occasional pieces on the debate surrounding ‘natural’ wine, biodynamic and organic viticulture, lutte raisonnée, traditional vitculture and also the latest scientific discoveries and trends.

Sacrificing wine to the Inca Gods

By on 05/09/2012

Many things have been done to wines over the centuries in the name of improved quality. Much of the world’s best wine, for instance, is poured into oak barrels for various (often surprising) lengths of time. Casks of Madeira used to be shipped to India and back and, even, left out in the rain.

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