About Fermented Grape and its Editor

I'm Richard and I have set up the FermentedGrape.com to help you discover, demystify and debunk the world of wine.

My favourite wines are reds from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Piedmont, Valpolicella, Central Otago, Napa, Coonawara, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills.

I have a real interest in less intensive methods of wine production involving organic or biodynamic techniques.  Using, where possible, less chemicals in the vineyard and during production e.g. low use of sulfur,  pesticides and wild yeasts. Such light touch intervention in the winery and vineyard may make life a lot more difficult for the wine maker, particularly those dealing with large volumes or in difficult climates, but this approach makes so much sense particularly when you're consuming something regularly like wine. 

The site has comprehensive information on the impact of alcohol on health. As a trained pharmacist, my mission is to read relevant clinical data, cut through the excessive negative slant, take on the anti-alcohol zealots and aim to give a reasoned view on the debate about whether wine is good or bad for you. 

Note that my blog posts and articles are my own views and not those of my employer (unrelated healthcare company) and I currently have no affiliations with wineries, alcohol companies or wine stores. In other words 100% independent. 

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Thanks and enjoy the wine!