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Last week’s ‘Cork Talk’ introduced readers to the unusual concept of Natural Wines: what does it mean, etc. Also, I spotlighted one Spanish producer whose wines I’d tasted, my first experience of Natural Wines. You can find the article archived here: www.costa-news.com (click ‘Features’, ‘Cork Talk’).
This week I’m recording my tasting views on the wines of Vinos Ambiz, with a precautionary note. When tasting natural wines, I believe it best to think of them as another type of alcoholic drink, rather than as wine, in the modern-day traditional sense (it’s ironic in a way – the first ever wines must have been made the natural way, so it’s wholly wrong to think of this as a new phenomenon).
Better to compare Natural Wines against other Natural Wines – you can’t compare wine with beer, for example.

colin@colinharknessonwine.com www.colinharknessonwine.com

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