What I do
I source refreshing, quality wines from an ever expanding group of small growers across France, Italy, and Spain. Some of these wines are ‘natural' (nothing at all added or taken away at any point), and the rest I would classify as being ‘low intervention’ (nothing except a small addition of sulphites and occasionally filtered). All follow organic or biodynamic principles in the vineyard and winery.
I then package these wines in 1.5 litre bags and 20 or 30 litre kegs.
Why this kind of wine?
Because wines made following natural or low-intervention practices eschew herbicides, pesticides, fungicides and other harmful practices in the vineyard, and also avoid over manipulation in the winery. They are more environmentally friendly and represent where they are from, as well as the unique philosophies and temperaments of the people who shepherd the wine through its production from grape to glass.
Why this kind of packaging?
Because shipping wine across continents in heavy glass bottles is inefficient.
Transporting wine in boxes, bags and kegs, as opposed to glass bottles, reduces C02 emissions by up to about 80%.
It also makes the wine about 30% cheaper.