Much like slow food, sustainable fashion and clean(er) beauty products, the way millennials approach wine – and alcohol in general – has shifted in recent years. We’re making more conscious choices, interested in what we’re consuming and who produced it. It’s this movement that’s seen “natural wine” gain momentum – a trend that started slowly and then blew up all at once, taking over Instagram one glass bottle of skin-contact at a time. But what is natural wine? We’re all drinking it, but what is does it mean? They feel “healthier” but are they? To help us understand we called on Elliot Scali, the brains behind Notwasted – a boutique curator of the finest “natural” wines from both local and international wine makers. Elliot is a champion for sustainable practice, considered drinking and the joys of enjoying a good drop among friends. Obviously, he also understands the jargon, so is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to this stuff.
See our interview with Elliot below (and check out his incredibly chic online cellar here).
GRAZIA: Okay, let’s start with the basics. What characteristics does a white wine have?