Everything you wanted to know about Orange Wine...but were afraid to ask!

Almost every Thursday at 7pm UK time I join a weekly Twitter Chat organised by the wonderful Wine Communicator Sorcha Holloway, @ukwinehour. It’s almost two years since I first discovered this eclectic group of people who share a love of wine. UK Wine Hour has been an amazing inspiration for me and was instrumental in renewing my interest in wine, leading me to rediscover English Sparkling Wines, then begin my blog so I could write about visiting vineyards, which was followed by invitations to attend industry events, then encouraged to study for my WSET Level 2 qualification, culminating in being invited to judge The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards and the People’s Choice Wine Awards last month. UK Wine Hour attracts participants from across the wine industry, from all over the world; producers, promoters, retailers, writers, wine tourism organisers and PRs. We get together to talk about all things Wine, from predictions on this year’s harvest (great) to discussions led by industry experts.

Tonight’s session was led by Simon J Woolf, author of Amber Revolution, the first book on the subject of Orange Wine, now seen by the industry as a new and growing trend but in reality, a wine style / method of production that has existed for hundreds of years.

So what exactly is Orange Wine?

Simon’s Infographic perfectly illustrates where Orange Wine fits in the Wine “spectrum”

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About Simon J Woolf

Simon’s website, The Morning Claret, celebrates the lesser known, the wilfully obscure, the under-appreciated nooks and crannies of fermented grape juice. Since its launch in 2011, it has become one of the world’s best loved resources for natural, biodynamic and artisan wines.

“These are the bottles we love to drink; We’d sing about them if we could, but trust us, it’s better if we write.“

Want to get the world's first book on orange wines? Amber Revolution can be ordered direct from Simon J Woolf at themorningclaret.com/shop. Also now with free shipping within the EU! 304 pages, full colour, hard cover, 100+ original photos, 180 producers

Want to get the world's first book on orange wines? Amber Revolution can be ordered direct from Simon J Woolf at themorningclaret.com/shop. Also now with free shipping within the EU! 304 pages, full colour, hard cover, 100+ original photos, 180 producers

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#ukwinehour is a weekly Twitter Chat which has been running on Thursday evenings from 7-8 UK time since July 2015. The community continues to flourish, and the live events continue to grow and offer more wine (and more fun!) every time.

 Next Live Event - UK Wine Hour Live - Taste, Meet and Tweet!!

30th November 16.00-21.00

at the University Women’s Club, 2 Audley Square, Mayfair London W1K 1DB. 

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Lisa, John and Sorcha at UK Wine Hour Live Event in July 2017 at the Baronial Hall of Chetham’s School, Manchester