ADVENTURES ON THE WINE ROUTE
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Alice Waters played a major role in creating the movement toward natural foods, and I like to think that I played a role in the natural wine movement. She focused on both the better flavors of organic foods and the health of the earth. As I went natural, I confess that not once did I consider even my own health. My eyes, nose, and palate alone guided me—hedonism rather than moral or altruistic considerations.
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And when one spits out the wine, it is physically impossible to rid your mouth of every last drop. So there is at least one trickle-down effect I believe in.
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I am not a true-believer type of guy. That’s not my style. I will not agree categorically that the less a winemaker does to his or her wine, the better. Ultra-natural does not always taste good, as I learned from decades of tastings and experimentation.