Corinna Hardgrave: Why Beaujolais is quietly starting to get the recognition it deserves

Vineyards of Beaujolais in France

Corinna Hardgrave

One of the biggest trends in wine at the moment is the move to 'natural' wine. It's a term that has no legal definition, but generally it is considered to be wine that is made without any synthetic herbicides or pesticides and with minimal human intervention. The hippest bars and restaurants in London, Paris, New York, LA and the Nordic countries all feature them heavily on their wine lists. People are looking for something other than big brands, and natural wine feels like the obvious progression, following the trends for local, organic and wild foraged food.