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Every month, Naturalista highlights a renowned Sommelier whose responsibility is to curate some of the most interesting wine programs at venues in Thailand and around the world. We are honored to work alongside them to push the industry to new heights! Let's get to know our Somm! Resident Sommelier, Wine Guru and Riedel Brand Ambassador, Dirakerit Kotchawong, DK for short, has worked and travelled the world to hone his craft. He brings an energetic approach to showcase Thailand’s premier, Riedel Wine Bar and Cellar. Starting out early in his career in the highly demanding American F&B industry in Orlando and...

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Came across this great article about the reasons why wineries choose hand harvesting or machine harvesting when it comes to picking grapes. https://www.winemag.com/2017/07/06/are-hand-picked-grapes-better-than-machine-harvested/ Below was a informative comment in reply to some other comments left by users who were either coming in from  left field or right.... "The decision to hand or machine harvest a particular vineyard is not something you decide on an annual basis. You make the choice when you plan and plant your vineyard, as that choice comes with a linked set of other decisions. Three examples:Machine: You typically would not hand-harvest a large vineyard set up...

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We highly recommend this book; The Wizard and The Prophet : Link From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493--an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's world.  "In forty years, Earth's population will reach ten billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be? Those answering these questions generally fall into two deeply divided groups--Wizards and Prophets, as Charles Mann calls them in this balanced,...

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Natural Wine : Should it taste like that? Cloudy, funky, even sour—naturally made wine can sometimes be a shock to the first-time drinker. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Although the real-deal, purest natural wines are made without adding or removing anything in the cellar, few vineyards are that fussy (to be so is to be in danger of losing an entire year’s crop). The big difference is sulfites. These don’t just preserve your wine—they also determine a lot of the character that many drinkers think of as the taste of wine. Hence why natural wines can sometimes taste...

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Education has always been the core belief system for us. To really understand Natural wines, you need to be able to understand the differences between conventional and un-conventional wine making as well as the difference in the farming practices undertaken by farmers. We had the pleasure to host a small master class over this weekend with the intent of providing knowledge to participants about the distinct personality of Natural Wines and encouraging them to be able to trust their own senses when it comes to figuring out whether the wine is truly the expression of terroir or just grape juice on autopilot....

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