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The Communal Table: winter cheeses & wine pairing 12.12.2023

The Communal Table: winter cheeses & wine pairing 12.12.2023

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Are you ready for another Communal Table series? 
We're filling it with festive vibes, wintery cheeses and great wines. Kickstart your festive period and join us for some social wine time at the Bistro. The tasting will include some of our signature winter, cheesy dishes like baked Mont d'Or and Raclette.
TUE 12.12 | 7-9pm | La Cabane Wine Bistro
Domaine aux Moines Berceau des Fées 2020
Okro Rkatsiteli 2020
Nestarec Barvirka 2022
Hauvette Roucas 2021
The Hermit Ram Ancestral Method 2022
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Organic, Biodynamic and Natural wine. What’s the difference?

To understand this concept and its various ramifications, it is necessary to keep something clear in mind: before the 20th century and the spreading of affordable synthetic fertilisers, all farming was organic. When the shift to the use of synthetics and pesticides happened, it became necessary to diversify traditional organic farming from the new modern farming. 


Simply put, organic farming forbids the use of synthetic fertilisers, synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified organisms. The basic requirements are generally specific and engage the farmers not to use any chemical fertilisers and other synthetic products in the vineyard. It does not prevent the vintner from using the conventional winemaking process after harvesting. 


Let’s take organic farming one step further: Biodynamic. The creator of this agricultural system is the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, who developed the principles of biodynamics in a series of lectures given in 1924 in Germany. Here lies the foundation of true organic wines, with a strict limit in the use of additives, stringent requirements and at the end obtaining a biodynamic certification.


The previous definitions are usually, and rightfully, associated with it, because most natural wine is also organic and/or biodynamic. But not vice versa!

Natural wine is wine in its purest form, simply described as nothing added, nothing taken away, just grapes fermented. No manipulation whatsoever, minimal intervention both in the vineyards and in the winery. Healthy grapes, natural yeast and natural fermentation, with no filtration nor fining. Sounds easy, right? However, making natural wine is unforgiving and it requires a bigger amount of work than conventional wine. To this day, natural wine has no certification yet.