What is natural wine? Natural wine is made by artisan growers who farm organically or biodynamically. These small wine producers manually harvest their grapes, ferment with native yeasts and intervene as little as possible in the entire winemaking process. Every day, these growers and their families work their vineyards in harmony with nature, rejecting monoculture, making unique wines, full of life, that speak of the place where the grapes are cared for.
Why drink natural wine? There are over 200 legally permitted additives that can be used when making wine. In this course, as part of the Oriundo philosophy, you will learn how natural, organic and biodynamic wines are made, fermenting lively and healthy grapes.
How can I drink better? In this course you will learn not only how these growers’ vines are tended and their wines are made, but also how to shift the way you buy and consume these wines in Puerto Rico (and the rest of the world!).
Wine is food
What is wine?
Introduction to viticulture in the vineyards and winemaking in the winery
Types of wine and different winemaking techniques and processes
What do you mean by terroir?
What the heck is natural wine?
Conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture
Why is it better to drink minimal intervention wines?
The moon calendar
Taste wine using your senses
You don’t need to be a sommelier to enjoy wine
Why does natural wine taste different?
Taking notes, doing research, learning what you like and why
Introduction to how to shift how you buy and consume wine
Figuring out a wine list at a restaurant
How to buy better
Tasting of 6 wines – welcome glass, sparkling, white, orange, rosé and red
Stories of the wine growers, their families and vineyards they farm