DIRECT PRESS May 2024 • Sulfur Is Real


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Fire and brimstone, the stench of hell—this is what sulfur has come to represent for many in the wine world. It's the mark of the industrial beast, an acquiescence to the crucible of commercial homogeneity. But is a wine without sulfur more virtuous, more healthy, more honest? That's a matter of spirited debate. Though I have felt the dogmatic edge of these discussions lessen in the past few years it is still used as a purity test in natural wine circles and a flash point for natural wine reactionaries. But to understand the hot tempers sulfur can ignite, we have to take a step back and look at what it actually does to wine.
Read all about it in this month's Direct Press 'zine!
Jonathan, Jeremy, Nico, and Greg

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