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Natural Wine: Naked, Pure, and Thoroughly Contentious

  • Bar Norman 2615 Southeast Clinton Street Portland, OR, 97202 United States (map)

Come with us on a journey through the world of natural wines, a place that is home to some of the most exhilarating wines around – as well as a whole heap of controversy.

We’ll take a trip down this bumpy road, exploring hot topics like: What is a natural wine? Is it the same thing as organic? What about the mysterious and, at times, bizarre world of biodynamic viticulture? Does burying a dung-filled cow skull in the ground really improve the soil (and wine)?

We’ll see why some dismiss natural wine producers as charlatans, willfully breaking rules to sell the equivalent of snake oil. And why others champion them as creating the simplest and purest expression of what a wine can be.

We'll let you decide for yourself...

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