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Eight natural wines to drink right now on the Peninsula

Original post made on Dec 12, 2019

From a cabernet sauvignon-petit sirah blend made in a garage in Yolo County to an orange Georgian wine, here are five local experts' picks for natural wine they're excited about.

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Posted by G. Pyszka
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 12, 2019 at 8:26 am

Natural=organic = no sulfites ADDED. The opperative word is "added." ALL wines contain natural sulfites. Some of us are "allergic", "reactive"-find your own label - to added sulfites. A sub-group is allergic to the presence of ANY sulfites. For the last 6 mos. I been a "crusade" to find wines with "no sulfites added." Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Palo Alto Liquors, places that I frequent. I have had spirited conversations with the wine guys-most guys-who claim that "natural" means "organic" assumes that no sulfites have been added. I just let them talk and then show the wine's label with "sulfites added." The best selection is at Whole Foods and that's not great. TJ online brags about its natural wines, but I have had to trail around the TJ wine people who so far, have come up with one red with a funny label. Marginally drinkable. A few are drinkable alone, but I usually split 1/3-2/3 with a sulfile wine. And, sometimes, I just say, "to h.....with it. I'll itch and burn (and maybe a little SOB) , but I'm going to enjoy the "added sulfites" wine because I just like it.

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