The Morning Claret
Simon J Woolf & Friends on Wild and Wonderful Wines
Tasting Romanian natural wines with the owner of one of the largest wineries in Romania – Philip Cox – might seem like an odd choice for Simon. But this meeting of two very different minds ended up being enjoyable and educational for both of us.
The story of an incredible and unexpected lunch which took in a complete summary of Guilio Armani’s Denavolo wines. Originally published as “Dina is served” in Noble Rot issue 29.
Wine classifications guarantee provenance, but why have many of their controlling institutions become de facto style police? Originally published as “System of a Dão” in Noble Rot issue 28.
Hannah Fuellenkemper takes a look at the somewhat murky world of clean wine, and why it’s caused such a stir in natural wine circles
Simon gets grumpy about the state of food and wine pairing in restaurants, outlines some of the most deadly sins and ponders if this fussed over topic is even still relevant.
Simon visits João Tereso, a sound engineer turned winemaker with a penchant for breathing new life into old vineyards, and for crafting delicious natural wines in the Lisboa region.