The Morning Claret
Simon J Woolf & Friends on Wild and Wonderful Wines
Simon reviews Henry Jeffreys’ book Vines in a Cold Climate, which deals with the English wine revolution of the last few decades.
Natural wine was supposed to be about ideals, but did it just became a style equated with cloudy, funky wines?
Originally published in Noble Rot issue 32.
Simon reviews the latest in Peter Stafford-Bow’s series of satirical novels. Does Eastern Promise deliver the goods?
Why is it so difficult to talk about natural wine in Burgundy? Simon explores the increasingly blurred line between classical and natural techniques in the region.
Originally published February 2023 in Issue 3 of Fondata magazine.
Simon reports on a superb evening tasting Southern Italian wines and pairing them with delicious food from their home regions.
Simon asks why winemakers are still obsessed with putting wine in oak. Or are they? Originally published in Noble Rot issue 30.