wine-naturalwine-natural4Years ago, innovations in wine making included the addition of chemicals and inorganic substances to the process, in an effort to increase grape yield, alter taste profiles and stabilize the wine—with unhealthful consequences for humans. Today’s innovations are going the other way as wine consumers and producers pursue honest and clean wines, with some even attempting to avoid any added sulfites. The results range from swill to sublime wines—rising to the level of art. Producers we recommend: Donkey & Goat, California; Montebruno, Oregon; Vinca Minor, California; Franz Strohmeier, Austria and Quantico, Italy.