To inherit the wine program at Bacchanal in New Orleans is to inherit way more than a list and cellar full of wines. In 2012, Chris Rudge, a former sommelier, opened a wine shop, selling the Old World wines he loved out of a 200-year-old brick building at the corner of Poland Avenue and Mazant in the Bywater, steps from the great Mississippi.
At the acclaimed Little Red Door in Paris, bartenders start nearly every drink on the menu with a dash or two from an unlabeled bitters bottle. The contents: a low concentration saline solution that’s 10:1 distilled water to kosher salt by weight. “It’s not enough that you would know there’s salt in it,” says bar manager Calvin Politi. “But it’s noticeable in the way that it amplifies everything a little bit more.”He’s not the only one who’s micro-dosing drinks with salt.
That this year, 2017, might go down in the record books as the year natural wine turned a corner into the mainstream consciousness is evident in a serious uptick in media coverage (see: this, this and this), a raft of new events (in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc.) and a skyrocketing cool factor among young consumers. Clearly, there’s nothing new about the existence natural wines. But what comes next for this movement that has prided itself of being small, thoughtful and free?
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Selecting a term
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