Natural Wine, No Drama: An Unpretentious Guide

By Honey Spencer

Discover the world of natural wine… without all the drama. Honey Spencer is determined to help everyone understand and enjoy all that each unique glass has to offer.

Honey has worked as a sommelier at some of the world’s best restaurants, and in this book, shares her knowledge of wine, aiming to dispel the myths surrounding natural wine to reveal the magic behind the most exciting movement in the wine world.

By introducing some of the most innovative newcomers and leading women in the industry, including winemakers, importers and sommeliers from countries around the world, Honey shines a light on how people are producing natural wine in Italy, Slovenia, Georgia, Australia and more. Honey also shares her most straight-forward tips on how to find, choose, pair and taste natural wine for the most enjoyable, drama-free experience to select the right natural wine for any occasion.

This is the ideal gift for wine lovers and anyone interested in natural wine who might not be sure where to start. The book also includes a unique selection of recipes and pairing notes from world-famous chefs, alongside an easily digestible glossary to make quick sense of key wine-making jargon in a way that truly opens up the world of natural wine to anyone that wants to enjoy it.

Includes profiles on: ‘Sir’ Doug Wregg (Les Caves de Pyrene, UK); Meli Ligas (Ktima Ligas, Greece); Christina Rasmussen (Littlewine, global); Sophie Evans (Sophie Evans Wine, UK); Fleur Godart (Cuvées Militantes, France); Monique Millton and Tim Webber (Manon Farm, Australia); Stefano Colombo (Bar Brutal, Spain); Ava Mees List (noma, Denmark); Ketevan Berishvili (GoGo Wine, Georgia); Eddie Chami (Mersel Wine, Lebanon); Isabelle Legeron (RAW WINE fair, global); Gina Giugni (Lady of the Sunshine, USA); Sonia Gambino (Gustinella Wine, Italy); Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe (Gut Oggau, Austria); Margaux Aubry – (Naughty Piglets, UK)

Format: Digital download
Release Date: 11 Apr 2024
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-861016-6
Honey Spencer has worked around the globe at world-renowned venues including Sager and Wild, London; 10 William Street, Sydney and NOMA Mexico. Honey is currently wine director for the Paskin Group, curating and executing the wine list for restaurants including The Palomar, The Barbary, and 1 Michelin-star restaurant, Evelyn’s Table. She is a fierce advocate for sustainability within the wine industry, and is listed in Drink’s Business 50 Most Powerful Sommeliers in London, CODE’s 100 Most Influential Women in Hospitality. She is a GQ Awards and F&M Awards judge, and the founder of BASTARDA, an events platform rallying tastemakers and daredevils across the world via food and drink.

‘In the heavily male-dominated world of wine, Spencer is a breath of fresh air with her jargon-free, down-to-earth approach. Not only is she an excellent sommelier in her own right but is running a progressive drinks programme across multiple high-performing sites for the Paskins’ restaurant group.’ - CODE 100 Most Influential Women in Hospitality. -

”'The wine list belongs to a recruit from Noma Mexico called Honey Spencer who sounds like a character from a Wes Anderson movie. It’s a serious start, reinforced by Honey Spencer’s brilliant wine list […] Other restaurants should come and study the Nuala wine list to see how it’s done.” - - Jay Rayner, Guardian

”'This is a woman who truly lives and breathes the wine industry. Her knowledge on each glass and the way it interacts with the dish was unparalleled. Best of all, however, was the ingenuity with which she approached each drink - whether that was serving mead in lieu of a dessert wine, or digging out a skin contact pinot grigio produced in Slovakia.” - - Molly Codre, Independent