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Cutter Knox

And this is why they need to abandon the word natural. The semantical nonsense revolving around this word in this context is the height of absurdity. This is why I always utilize "minimal(ist)" instead. It speaks more to the spirit of the thing than anything technical. It means that while the wine may not be completely "natural" it is at least what the winemaker is striving for. The natural silliness reminds me of that scene from Grosse Point Blank....

Waitress: What do you want in your omelette, sir?
Marty: Nothing in the omelette, nothing at all.
Waitress: Well, that's not technically an omelette.
Marty: Look, I don't want to get into a semantic argument, I just want the protein.

Fabio (Vinos Ambiz)

Wow, I just found out about these wine fairs here! How come I didn't get invited to either of them??? :)

@Cutter Knox,
Like it or not, the word 'natural' will run its natural course, as all words do in the English language. Because the English language, like a natural wine, is alive! New words are coined, old ones disappear, new meanings come into use for existing words, etc. Just think back to the 70's when 'organic' just meant 'containing carbon atoms', and not what it also means now in agriculture!

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