Your Guide to Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wine




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In the second part of his interview with Joe Campanale, Lyle talks about Producer Nights at Anfora, where wine lovers can experience a true range of a winemaker’s output, wine from the Jura and what makes a wine orange.


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Lyle’s new favorite wine bar in Manhattan is Anfora, and he talks with Joe Campanale, the co-owner and wine director. Find out what an Anfora is and how Joe put together his no-compromise wine list.


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Rotgipfler is not a grape you’d want to say ten times fast, though Lyle gives it a shot. This indigenous Austrian grape can make some interesting wines, but is the Stadlmann Rotgipfler Tagelsteiner 2007 one of them? Watch the review and find out.


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Marcel Lapierre’s death has unfortunately been used by some people to promote their own agendas, so let’s remember the man for his wine. The Raisins Gaulois is a nuclear fruit bomb, and a good introduction to his style.


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Jean-Paul Brun Moulin a Vent 2008

If you’re planning a shamanic quest in the near future, this is the wine you’ll want to take with you. Wild with intense fruit and big furry tannins. The real test of a winemaker is what they’re able to do with a bad vintage. The Jean-Paul Brun Moulin a Vent 2008 shows off that skill.


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Chateau Musar Rosé 2008

In one corner, the greatest winery in the middle east. In the other corner, a man who only drinks one or two Rosés a year. Who will come out ahead in this Rosé death match? Watch the No Spoof Zone and find out.


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This is one of Lyle’s favorites from natural wine superstar Thierry Puzelat. There may be a little bit of heat, but that’s not a flaw when you’re not manipulating your wines and staying true to the vintage. Watch Lyle’s review of the Clos du Tue-Boeuf Le P’tit Blanc 2009.


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