Your Guide to Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wine



This wine has a “Dressner” nose and a fresh baby scent – in a good way. See what Lyle thinks of the 2007 Sophia from Cantina Giardino.


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Evan Spingarn Interview Part 1

The Tanged Vine Bar + Kitchen has become one of the hottest in wine bars in New York City, featuring organic, Biodynamic and natural wines — as well as a few orange ones. The Organic Wine Journal sent Lyle Fass to interview Evan Spingarn, the mastermind behind the wine list that is helping transform the “wine wasteland” that was the Upper West Side.


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This is the wine all wine geeks live for. Once you’re in the cult you’re never coming out. From Lyle’s favorite winery in Spain comes the Lopez de Heredia Viña Gravonia Rioja Blanco Crianza 2000. Nothing else in the world tastes quite like it.


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Barbeito Madeira Boal 5 Year Old

Every time Lyle tastes Madeira he falls in love with it and thinks he should drink more. You may not like the smell of vulcanized rubber in real life, but in Madeira it’s a beautiful thing. Find out how the Barbeito Madeira Boal 5 Year Old measures up.


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The key to a good sweet wine is the right balance of acidity, and this one has it. Made from Chenin Blanc, Lyle can’t stop raving about this bottle. Learn all about wet wool and fancy lemons in this review of Château Soucherie Coteaux du Layon Chaume 2007.


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At first, Lyle thinks this is the perfect glass of sparkling wine to have on a date, but does the romance last? See how fast the love can fade in this review of Spumante Rosato “Col Rosé” Spagnol.


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Benaza Godello 2008

Godello is one of the best indigenous grapes of Spain. Versatile, it can be made into fancy ageable wines or inexpensive simple quaffing wines. This is one of Lyle’s favorites from our Tangled Vine Bar shoot.


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Some wines you just want to drink and not talk about. This Gruner is like a laser beam on your palate – so Lyle gives you the basics, then disappears to go drink some more.


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