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Kitchen Projects • 746 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Food can be a love language, evoking memories and emotions through the ingredients we use and dishes we create.
  2. Ingredients like black sesame, eggs, muscat Beaumes de Venise wine, vinegar, and pomegranates can bring unique flavors, textures, and balance to culinary creations.
  3. Exploring the stories and flavors of ingredients like vinegar in desserts can add new dimensions to baking, offering a fresh twist on traditional sweets.
Not Drinking Poison • 353 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. The natural wine community believes that discussing the elimination of synthetic chemical pesticides in agriculture is more important than debating sulfite reduction in winemaking.
  2. Consumer expectations often clash with the natural processes and limitations of natural wine production, highlighting misconceptions about the industry.
  3. Natural wine serves as a platform to expose the 'Big Lie' in the wine world, revealing how production methods can impact the environment and quality of the final product.
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Not Drinking Poison • 235 implied HN points • 27 Sep 23
  1. The World of Natural Wine book turned one year old, celebrating with heartfelt thanks to supporters and a reflection on the journey.
  2. Book distribution in Europe for The World of Natural Wine has faced challenges mainly due to distributor issues and lack of awareness about natural wine.
  3. The author is working on more projects, including a new book pitch, podcast series, and reports from various regions, despite becoming a new parent.
in the mood for wine • 39 implied HN points • 26 Jan 24
  1. English Sparkling Wine Masterclass featured esteemed winemakers and a range of styles like Classic Cuvées, Rosés, Blanc de Blancs, and Older Wines.
  2. Leading winemakers like Dermot Sugrue, Josh Donaghay-Spire, Cherie Spriggs, and Charlie Holland presented distinct flights of English Sparkling Wines.
  3. Ageing potential of English Sparkling Wines was discussed, highlighting that the best ones can age exceptionally well with careful balance and low yields.
Not Drinking Poison • 78 implied HN points • 14 Sep 23
  1. Byron Bates is a key figure in the natural wine community, known for Goatboy Selections and Wild World Wine Festival.
  2. Wild World Festival brings together a diverse group of winemakers, brewers, and speakers for a celebration of natural wine and fermented beverages.
  3. Bates discusses the intentions behind Wild World Festival, challenges in producing natural cider and mead, and the rationale behind not featuring sommeliers as panel speakers.
Not Drinking Poison • 117 implied HN points • 03 Mar 23
  1. The post discusses a US natural wine fair organized by California winemaker Brent Mayeaux and fellow winemakers Subject to Change.
  2. The winemaker Brent Mayeaux is from New Orleans and started Stagiaire Wine in California after working in various regions like New Zealand, South Australia, Jura, and Auvergne.
  3. The post is for paid subscribers only, with an option to subscribe or sign in if already a paid subscriber.
Not Drinking Poison • 78 implied HN points • 09 Mar 23
  1. Isabelle Legeron organizes RAW Wine fair featuring organic, biodynamic, and natural wines.
  2. Her book 'Natural Wine' was groundbreaking in the English speaking world.
  3. The RAW Wine fair series has events in various cities like London, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Montreal.
Snaxshot • 29 likes • 20 Feb 24
  1. GenZ is reshaping the food and beverage industry by focusing on new flavor fusions, cleaner ingredients, and aesthetic appeal.
  2. GenZ's influence is evident in the rise of creator packaged goods and a new wave of unique flavors in products like MyMuse soda and Bawi's agua frescas.
  3. This generation is redefining traditional concepts in food and beverage, such as with the development of non-alcoholic aperitifs, innovative salad dressings to improve moods, and chill-able wines tailored to mood and occasion rather than origin.