Mon September 19, 2011
Book Nook: Naked Wine- Letting Grapes Do What Comes Naturally by Alice Feiring
Do you know that winemakers can add up to 200 additives to wines that they are making? Many winemakers manipulate the wine making process through the addition of sulfites, sugar, oak chips, and even oxygen.
Wine writer Alice Feiring believes that these additives can ruin what should be a natural product made from fermented grapes and little else. Her opinions have made her into a bit of a renegade within the wine industry.
Feiring soldiers on. In this interview she describes how she got started on her crusade. The book "Naked Wine" is a tribute to winemakers who make wine the old fashioned way.