Alice Feiring


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Controversial and feisty, Alice Feiring leads an international debate on wine made naturally. In 2001 she wrote an award-winning article for the New York Times, “For Better or Worse, Winemakers Go High Tech.” In the course of researching this issue she uncovered a world of flavor and aroma manipulation. “Fraud!” she cried. “Give me my wine back.” She since has helped to define “natural”, uncovering the abuses of ubiquitous terms like “organic” and inspiring her readers to share her concerns and passions. Feiring works from the ground up to recognize and preserve what is indigenous to wines and local traditions. She has published 3 books and in 2013 she was named Imbibe Magazine’s Wine Person of the Year.