The Morning Claret

Simon J Woolf & Friends on Wild and Wonderful Wines

Month: February 2018

Rodrigo Filipe - Humus
3 minute read

Cool climate curtimenta from Humus

Rodrigo Filipe (Humus) has come up with a strange way to make his curtimenta (skin fermented white wine), but it’s an unqualified success.

Skerlj Vitovska
4 minute read

Matej Skerlj shows the elegance of Vitovska

The wonderful skin macerated Vitovska from Skerlj isn’t just a great wine, it’s also a demonstration of how different this region is from its Friuli-Venezia-Giulia neighbours.

5 minute read

Natural wine, acid punk and all that jazz

  In November The Guardian published an 1800-odd word article about natural wine of which approximately zero said anything new. Not that it had to. A piece called “The cult of natural wine – ‘this is like punk or acid Read more

Soviet era tanks at Schuchmann winery, Kakheti - May 2017 - Photo Simon Woolf
14 minute read

The real story behind Georgian wine

A shorter version of this article was published in Meininger Wine Business International Issue 4, 2017. Georgia’s ancient wine culture is undoubtedly marketing gold, with taglines such as “8,000 vintages”, “The cradle of wine” and “525 indigenous varieties”. Together with Read more