Episode 41: Natural Wines, Wine Calling and Sustainable Seafood podcast by Paige Donner

by Paige Donner

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Standard Definition: Natural wine is wine made with minimal chemical and technological intervention, both in growing grapes and making them into wine. The term is used to distinguish such wine from organic wine and biodynamic wine because of differences in cellar practices.

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This sort of sums up the ethos of the Natural Wine Movement. 

Listen to the latest Paris GOODfood+wine podcast, all about natural wines and sustainable seafood. Brought to you by Paige Donner and IoTShipping.xyz 


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As we roll into the festive holiday season of 2018, where food and wine feature central, we bring you this rockin’ interview with the filmmaker, Bruno Sauvard, of Wine Calling, a film all about natural wine makers here in France. He’s joined by Hervé Lethielleux, owner of one of Paris’ original wine shops specializing in organic, biodynamic and natural wines, located on Île Saint-Louis in the heart of Paris called L’Etiquette.

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What you’ll hear throughout this friendly discourse and banter is a sort of nostalgia for a sweeter life and time. One where real human connection meant more than a mobile phone or facebook page. In essence, after listening to these two men, you can’t help but come away with the feeling that this natural wine movement is about wine, certainly, but also about life and quality of life and the ties that bind. To paraphrase, natural wine is about love and passion and rock-n-roll and rebellion and simply living life on your own terms.

Now in our 5th season, Paris GoodFood + Wine is still proudly independent. We are 100% listener supported and none of our featured guests or stories are overtly nor covertly branded content. Clear, clean and pure, 100% Paris GOODfood+wine.

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wine calling poster downloadThe documentary film by Bruno Sauvard about Natural Winemakers in South of France.


In this episode, you’ll also hear about the mobile application, RAISIN, that tells you where all things Vin Nature are to be found in Paris.

Then we finish up with an interview recorded last spring, with one of the executives of R&O, a well established seafood and gourmet company who now specializes in delivering care packages of seafood delectables such as caviar, Madagascar shrimp, tarimi and other festive treats directly to your home or office, ready to serve for your dinner party and holiday get-together. They stock over 500 different kinds of fish and shellfish, so you are sure to find something for every guest’s tastes.

But before we start on this newest Paris GOODFood+wine episode, I feel obligated to pay respects to an extremely talented film composer who happened to be French, Francis Lai. His credits include the soundtracks for Love Story and A Man And A Woman , two of the greatest film classics of the last century. Francis Lai passed away on November 8th.

He also composed one of my favorites, Vivre pour Vivre which translates to Live to Live. This song is very à propos considering our topics today…

Wine Calling – The Film


Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CatRgWd6GnQ

L’Etiquette Wine Shop (Paris)

10 Rue Jean du Bellay, 75004 Paris


Raisin – mobile application


R & O Seafood Gastronomy


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Francis Lai ‘Vivre pour Vivre’


Now in our 5th season, Paris GoodFood + Wine is still proudly independent. We are 100% listener supported and none of our featured guests or stories are overtly nor covertly branded content. Clear, clean and pure, 100% Paris GOODfood+wine.


If you’d like to deep dive into the world of natural wines, Alice Feiring is a good resource  The Feiring Line


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