Carbonic Maceration Blog Post, What is Carbonic Maceration, Natural Wine, Primal Wine -

What is Carbonic Maceration?

Pop, Six, Squish, Uh uh, Cicero, Lipschitz! That’s the line from Chicago – a Broadway musical for those who aren’t musical theatre enthusiasts – that comes to mind when you take a sip of a wine that’s produced through carbonic maceration. Although it is created through a fairly mechanical process that some might call “sciency”, what it creates is a full musical number in your mouth. You don’t get Broadway songs you love to belt in the shower – when you think no one is listening – without the songwriter’s music theory and that’s true of this wine. You don’t get the poppiness without the technicality of the carbonic maceration process. Wines made by carbonic maceration, yes, are made rather formulaically, but yield a jazzy,...

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What is Piquette and How it's Made Blog Post, Natural Wine, Primal Wine -

What is Piquette and How it's Made

If you’re looking to ease into this hot fall season look no further than the crisp, fizzy wine treat – piquette. Some people turn to an ale when the leaves change, but if you’re wanting something different that’s somewhere between a sour beer and wine spritzer then crack open a piquette and enjoy. It’s the prickly low ABV sweeping trend that keeps the party going in a very chill way. Move aside cider it’s time for piquette to make a splash at the next Halloween movie marathon! Piquettes and how are they made? Piquettes are a low ABV (falling between 4%-9%), slightly fizzy, easy drinking wine. It is the reuse of a wine byproduct that would typically be thrown out, but instead is made into...

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What is Rosé and How it's Made

How do we have a great day? Have a little rosé, that’s what I say! All of the cheers and fun songs aside, rosé is the go-to wine of choice when you want to keep things easy and light with potential for cheekiness and deep conversations. Its famous pink hue and breezy attitude are catching. Rosé is the guest at the table who can turn an enjoyable brunch into a fabulous brunch where everyone decides to go for a sunny afternoon swim that leads to talking about dreams. It seems simple at first, but once you explore rosé you see it offers much more. What Is A Rosé? Looking at a rosé, it’s easy to think that it’s simply a blend of white and red...

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What is a Pét-nat and How it's Made, Blog Post on Natural Wine -

What is a Pét-nat and How it's Made

What is a Pét-nat Pétillant Naturel (a.k.a. “Pét-nat”) is the natural sparkling wine that thinks outside the special-occasion drink. Pét-nat’s are your spontaneous fast friend who takes you to a secret warehouse party where John Legend happens to be there. They’re fun, accessible, and ready for you to dive into the adventure! Pét-nat dates back pre-Champagne and is made using the Méthode Ancestrale (aka Ancestral Method) ohhh rustic! And rustic it is! The méthode ancestrale was originally used in Limoux in the south of France in the early 16th century by winemaking monks. What a time and what a calling for those monks. Let’s dive into the technique! The Ancestral Method The process starts the same way as any regular dry wine. The must is...

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What is Orange Wine and How it's Made, Natural Wine, Primal Wine -

What is Orange Wine and How it's Made

Skin contact wines, how daring and different, and guess what it is! Skin contact wine is a popular trendy oddity that is taking off. It’s like your cool, vintage-clad neighbor who wears tinted sunglasses everywhere they go and you wonder not only where they’re going, but also where did they get those boots? Can I be them? Skin contact wines are unique and have the appearance of a wine that is too cool for school, but one sip and you know you were invited to the festivities the whole time. Grab your own pair of tinted sunglasses, walk through the beaded entryway, and let’s dig deep into Skin Contact wines. What is skin contact wine? The skin contact winemaking process results in a peachy/tangerine hue...

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