New York, NY (November 29, 2017) — Award-winning author Alice Feiring, the world’s leading authority on natural wine, has converted her popular newsletter to a full-function, on-demand, subscription based website, TheFeiringLine.com. Now, wine enthusiasts can get the kind of in-depth, insider, unvarnished information about organic, biodynamic and natural wines, regions and cultures that’s normally only available to professionals.
Natural wine is having its moment. Media coverage has gone from niche to mainstream with regular reportage on natural wine in publications such as Bon Appetit, Vice and Vogue. Specialized natural wine importers are mushrooming. Conventional importers are embracing the sector as well. While there are no hard stats on this worldwide movement, empirical evidence is overwhelming. Take for instance the consistent growth of the natural wine importer Jenny & Francois. Growth has been steady since its birth in 2001, with the first quantum leap coming nine years later when sales grew by 230%. So far it looks like 2017 sales are up 50% over last year.
The clamor for natural wines demands content that can be trusted. No one can do it like Feiring. As a result, launched in 2013, The Feiring Line remains the most important English language resource dedicated to showcasing natural wine. “I look for truth in wine and that mission allows me to help people have better wine lives,” says Feiring. “One sure result has been to lead people to honest wine at democratic pricing. Not to say that I ignore the more bespoke bottles, but if my reader is going to plunk down more than $45, I’m going to make sure the ones I recommend are pretty damned special. But I reject the notion that wine naturally made and organically farmed is solely for the moneyed class.”
Subscribers now get complete access to The Feiring Line’s five-year archive, as well as regular updates.
In an increasingly pay-to-play environment The Feiring Line does not accept sponsored compensation. A truly independent publication, it is committed to presenting the real story, about wines that are made from love rather than market-place potential.
The new site will feature some of the most authoritative and intriguing voices writing about wine; upcoming bylines are in the works from Vermont winemaker Deirdre Heekin, Pascaline Lepeltier, M.S. and the Los Angeles Times food critic, Jonathan Gold. French vigneron Eric Texier will continue as resident consultant. Christy Frank of Copake Wine Works is managing editor.
What’s the big deal about natural wines?
Natural wines are those that are made from organic viticulture and then have nothing added or taken away during the winemaking. This wine revolution has been fermenting for forty years and indicators point to the fact that the force of this global movement will ultimately change what is perceived as fine wine. At a time when consumers are looking for authenticity, The Feiring Line offers a trusted source of information about wines that are free of pesticides, herbicides and other of the, perfectly legal, 72 or so artificial additives.
The site is updated regularly with the best in eating and drinking—offering around 20 wine recommendations monthly – along with news and background about the players and issues in the natural wine sphere.
Who is Alice?
Feiring is a James Beard Award winner, and author of critically acclaimed books The Battle for Wine and Love, or How I Saved the World From Parkerization (2008), Naked Wine (2011), For the Love of Wine, My Journey Through the World’s Most Ancient Wine Culture (2016), and most recently, The Dirty Guide to Wine (2017). A renowned authority, her publication is the world’s most definitive one on the category of natural wine.
The price for a subscription is $68.00 a year.
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