Posts Tagged natural wines


Shining A Light on Honest Wines


In the Chablis-swilling West London enclave of Chiswick, it takes some guts to throw out a wine list full of safe, popular bets and replace it with bottles from Georgia, Slovenia and the Jura in France. Especially when we’re not talking about destination restaurant Hedone – but neighbourhood favourite Charlotte’s Bistro.

Yet that’s exactly what operations director Matthew Mawtus has done, just months after joining Charlotte’s from 1 Lombard Street. A former manager and sommelier at some of London’s top restaurants he’s overhauled the list so that all the wines are organic, biodynamic or natural. (more…)

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Kings Of The Carso


In the Carso, you’ve really, really got to want to make wine, because producing just a single bottle takes patience, tenacity and an enormous amount of effort. This rocky corner of Friuli, by the Gulf of Trieste, is riddled with collapsed underground grottos and very little topsoil in which to plant vines. (more…)

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