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In our blog series; ‘Soif Seats', We will be providing a monthly review of watering holes that focus their wine program around organic, sustainable, and bio-dynamic wines. With the vast array of offerings in town, just labeling wines is not enough. It's about the journey, it always has been. Our monthly highlight will provide an insight into the minds of the people who curate them. Individuals who have built a strong foundation of conviction that sets the real players from the bandwagon jumpers. Strap in, fill your glass...here we go. We decided it was time to visit a place that's been on our go-to list for a few months;...

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....So get this, you wanna drink natural and you got a family dinner to attend tonight. Nothing fancy, just some home style cookin'. Mom, Dad, Sibilings, Grandma and Grandpa plus plus. You bring this electric red or orange bottle, plonk it front of the dinner table and say "Let's drink this!" The most common replies post the first tiple would be "It's different", "It's like a juice", "It's light", "Is the wine still ok??" Trust me, I've been there... "There is a time and place for everything" But, what if, you could drink conciously, and still appease the more seasoned...

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Dave Geyer and Koen Janssens are the Yetti and the Kokonut. These two high-octane, talented young winemakers have partnered up to produce some truly original and thrilling wines from sustainable vineyards across South Australia. A friendship turned into a balanced wine making partnership, Yetti who manages the vineyards and Koko who does the sale side off the business. Together they make the wine. Strongly believing that it all starts in the vineyard, Yetti and the Kokonut always farm, co farm or have a strong input into the vineyards they take fruit from. "The name Yetti and the Kokonut comes form...

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Cabaret Voltaire were a British music group from Sheffield, England, Initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk and Chris Watson, the group was named after the Cabaret Voltaire, a nightclub in Zurich, Switzerland that was a centre for the early Dada movement. Their earliest performances were dada-influenced performance art, but Cabaret Voltaire later developed into one of the most prolific and important groups to blend pop with dance music, techno, dub house and experimental electronic music. The band formed in Sheffield in 1973 and experimented widely with sound creation and processing. These early experiments are documented on the triple...

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Rebels of wine -

Sylvain Pataille is one of the new breed of winemakers who first achieved the highest level of technical training before beginning to craft his own wines. A highly-regarded consulting oenologist, who still advises over 15 Burgundy domaines, Pataille has in very short order built up (mostly en fermage) a domaine of some 15 hectares, all in Marsannay, the northernmost, and most recent (1987) AOC of the Côte de Nuits.     Domaine Pataille currently produces 12 cuvées, including not only red, white and rosé Marsannay (Marsannay being the only appellation in the Côte d’Or permitted AC rosé), but also Aligoté,...

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