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Natural wine in Midwest

You may also order natural wines (that i have qualified) online for delivery across the USA.

Herebelow are natural wines that I recommend and how to buy them in Midwest.

Here is my selection of natural wines: sulphur dioxide (SO2) often is not added during winemaking or bottling. Only a few bottles may contain sulfites — in very small quantities — around 10 mg per liter. The establishments must sell by the bottle (without asking you to purchase anything else, even if they are bistros). []

 

Bottlings selected in 2020

Côtes du Rhône - Les Vignerons d’Estézargues - Cuvée des galets

2018 - USD 14 - pure - red fruit - red fruit, balanced (fresh and not soft)

A shop at the southeast corner of South University and South Forest, 601 South Forest Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan: Village Corner, website, itineraries

An online store with delivery in Indiana: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: La Cave des papilles, website

Vin de France [Ardèche] - Antonin Azzoni - Le Raisin et l'ange - Hommage à Robert

2018 - USD 18 - volatile acidity, blackcurrant, mocha - huge intensity, blackcurrant, volatile acidity, mocha, dense, incisive, balanced

A wine bar and bottle shop at 1861 N. Milwaukee avenue, Chicago, Illinois: , website, itineraries, tel. info@redandwhitewineschicago.com

An online store with delivery in Indiana: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: La Cave des papilles, website

Vin de France [Ardèche] - Antonin Azzoni - Le Raisin et l'ange - Brân - (gamay)

2019 - USD 19 - strawberry - full, strawberry, frank

A wine bar and bottle shop at 1861 N. Milwaukee avenue, Chicago, Illinois: , website, itineraries, tel. info@redandwhitewineschicago.com

An online store with delivery in Indiana: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: La Cave des papilles, website

Pfälzer Landwein [Palatinate] - Daniel & Jonas Brand - Weingut Brand - pur - Pinot Noir

2018 - USD 28 - an enormous aromatic intensity, great purity, more complexity than Buronfosse Les Fontaines - morello cherry, undergrowth, mineral - no smoothness but silky, morello cherry, foxed, dry, no stiffness but firm

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy, website

A wine shop at 972 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Leon & Son, website, itineraries, tel. +1 616-570-0860

An online store with delivery in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin: Leon & Son, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wyoming: Leon & Son, website

Illinois importer and distributor (forbidden to sell direct to consumers), 2455 S. Damen Ave, Suite 900, Chicago: Cream Wine Company, website, itineraries, tel. (312) 421-1900

An online store with delivery in Indiana: Vinoteca maxima, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: Vinoteca maxima, website

Deutschland [Pfalz] - Daniel & Jonas Brand - Weingut Brand - Wilder Satz

2018 - USD 24 - a huge aromatic intensity, high purity - very intense, grapefruit, bitter, nougat - no smoothness, very intense, grapefruit, bitter, not full but busy, fresh

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy, website

A wine shop at 972 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Leon & Son, website, itineraries, tel. +1 616-570-0860

An online store with delivery in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin: Leon & Son, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wyoming: Leon & Son, website

Illinois importer and distributor (forbidden to sell direct to consumers), 2455 S. Damen Ave, Suite 900, Chicago: Cream Wine Company, website, itineraries, tel. (312) 421-1900

An online store with delivery in Indiana: Vinoteca maxima, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: Vinoteca maxima, website

Crémant d'alsace [sparkling] - Audrey et Christian Binner - KB - Extra Brut Zéro dosage [sans sulfite ajouté], magnum, assemblage

2008 - USD 35 - white fruit, yeast - fine bubbles, full, white fruit, nougat but dry, toasted loaf, great aromatic depth, no stiffness, fresh

An online store with delivery in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy, website

Distributor for Minnesota: Libation Project, website

 

Bottlings selected in 2019

Côtes du Rhône - Les Vignerons d’Estézargues

2018 - USD 14 - red - red fruit, dries the mouth, balanced acidity

A shop at the southeast corner of South University and South Forest, 601 South Forest Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan: Village Corner, website, itineraries

An online store with delivery in Indiana: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: La Cave des papilles, website

Côtes du rhône - Les Vignerons d’Estézargues - Cuvée des galets - Non filtré

2018 - USD 15 - serve at a cool temperature - blackcurrant jam, cherry and smoke - blackberry, liquorice, pepper, nutmeg, dense but easy drinking, very juicy

A shop at the southeast corner of South University and South Forest, 601 South Forest Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan: Village Corner, website, itineraries

An online store with delivery in Indiana: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: La Cave des papilles, website

Vin de France [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Chapeau melon - (merlot de cuve)

2018 - USD 15 - intense - yellow pepper, plum - yellow pepper, plum, dense, dries the mouth, easy, round

An online store with delivery in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin: Chambers Street Wines, website

A wine store at 7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, website, itineraries, tel. 314.727.8788

A wine store at 9755 Manchester Rd, Rock Hill, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, website, itineraries, tel. 314.962.8150

A wine store at 14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, website, tel. 636.527.1144

A wine store at 457 N. New Ballas, Creve Coeur, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, website, tel. 314.989.0020

An online store in Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, website, tel. (314) 962-8150

An importer in Saint Louis, Missouri: F & R Wine Imports, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: Solano Cellars, website

An online store with delivery in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming: Liner & Elsen Wine Merchants, website

Vin de France [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Impair… ! - (cabernet sauvignon, élevage 50% en barrique)

15-17 - USD 19 - served cool: a great aromatic intensity, a high purity - ripe varietal (so no pepper), blackcurrant pie, moka - pie crust, blackcurrant, present on the palate with a beautiful maturity of cabernet sauvignon (so no pepper), moka, full, bitter, dries the mouth, round

An online store with delivery in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin: Chambers Street Wines, website

A wine store at 7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, website, itineraries, tel. 314.727.8788

A wine store at 9755 Manchester Rd, Rock Hill, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, website, itineraries, tel. 314.962.8150

A wine store at 14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, website, tel. 636.527.1144

A wine store at 457 N. New Ballas, Creve Coeur, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, website, tel. 314.989.0020

An online store in Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, website, tel. (314) 962-8150

An importer in Saint Louis, Missouri: F & R Wine Imports, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: Solano Cellars, website

An online store with delivery in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming: Liner & Elsen Wine Merchants, website

Vin de France [Ardèche] - Antonin Azzoni - Le Raisin et l'ange - Hommage à Robert

2018 - USD 19 - blackcurrant, sometimes volatile acidity, mocha, incisive - a big intensity, blackcurrant, mocha, sometimes volatile acidity, dense, incisive, balanced acidity

A wine bar and bottle shop at 1861 N. Milwaukee avenue, Chicago, Illinois: , website, itineraries, tel. info@redandwhitewineschicago.com

An online store with delivery in Indiana: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: La Cave des papilles, website

Vin de France [Cheverny, Loire] - Hervé Villemade - Bovin Rouge (1 litre) - (gamay)

2018 - USD 19 - raspberry, foxy - raspberry, foxy, deep, juicy, firm

An online store with delivery in New Jersey, New York State, Ohio: Manchester Wine and Liquors, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: Manchester Wine and Liquors, website

An online store with delivery in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Michigan, New York State, Ohio: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Illinois and Wisconsin: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Michigan, New York State, Ohio: De Wine Spot, website

An online store with delivery in Illinois and Wisconsin: De Wine Spot, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state: De Wine Spot, website

A wine bar and bottle shop at 1861 N. Milwaukee avenue, Chicago, Illinois: , website, itineraries, tel. info@redandwhitewineschicago.com

A wine shop at 972 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Leon & Son, website, itineraries, tel. +1 616-570-0860

An online store with delivery in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin: Leon & Son, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wyoming: Leon & Son, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington state, Wisconsin: Solano Cellars, website

An online store with delivery in Indiana: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: La Cave des papilles, website

vin de France [Roussillon] wine labelVin de France [Roussillon] - Anthony Guix - Matin calme - Sans temps

2014 - USD 28 -

An online store with delivery in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy, website

An online store with delivery in Michigan, New York State, Ohio: 67 Wine, website

An online store that ships to Illinois and Wisconsin: 67 Wine, website

An online store that ships to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state: 67 Wine, website

Illinois importer and distributor (forbidden to sell direct to consumers), 2455 S. Damen Ave, Suite 900, Chicago: Cream Wine Company, website, itineraries, tel. (312) 421-1900

An online store with delivery in Indiana: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: La Cave des papilles, website

Vin de france [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Q blanc - Ugni blanc

2018 - USD 18 - a great aromatic intensity - nougat - smooth, nougat, white fruit, powerful but hollow, fresh

An online store with delivery in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin: Chambers Street Wines, website

A wine store at 7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, website, itineraries, tel. 314.727.8788

A wine store at 9755 Manchester Rd, Rock Hill, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, website, itineraries, tel. 314.962.8150

A wine store at 14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, website, tel. 636.527.1144

A wine store at 457 N. New Ballas, Creve Coeur, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, website, tel. 314.989.0020

An online store in Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, website, tel. (314) 962-8150

An importer in Saint Louis, Missouri: F & R Wine Imports, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: Solano Cellars, website

An online store with delivery in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming: Liner & Elsen Wine Merchants, website

Vin de France [Cheverny, Loire] - Hervé Villemade - Bovin Blanc (1 litre)

2018 - USD 18 - nice - vibrant, a little stiff, vivid

An online store with delivery in New Jersey, New York State, Ohio: Manchester Wine and Liquors, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: Manchester Wine and Liquors, website

An online store with delivery in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Michigan, New York State, Ohio: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Illinois and Wisconsin: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Michigan, New York State, Ohio: De Wine Spot, website

An online store with delivery in Illinois and Wisconsin: De Wine Spot, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state: De Wine Spot, website

A wine bar and bottle shop at 1861 N. Milwaukee avenue, Chicago, Illinois: , website, itineraries, tel. info@redandwhitewineschicago.com

A wine shop at 972 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Leon & Son, website, itineraries, tel. +1 616-570-0860

An online store with delivery in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin: Leon & Son, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wyoming: Leon & Son, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington state, Wisconsin: Solano Cellars, website

An online store with delivery in Indiana: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: La Cave des papilles, website

Alsace wine labelAlsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Y’a plus qu’à - (sylvaner et auxerrois)

2017 - USD 19 - a huge aromatic intensity - nougat, yeast, bitter - nougat, yeast, broad then hollow, beading, bitter, fresh

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy, website

An online store with delivery in Indiana: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: La Cave des papilles, website

alsace wine labelAlsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Riesling

2016 - USD 19 - intense, pink grapefruit - aromatic, pink grapefruit, a little steep, fresh

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy, website

An online store with delivery in Indiana: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: La Cave des papilles, website

Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Riesling

2017 - USD 22 - white fruit - little smoothness, white fruit then bitter, thin but fresh

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy, website

An online store with delivery in Indiana: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: La Cave des papilles, website

Côtes du jura - Domaine Buronfosse - Marcus & Co [marnes ocres et calcaires] - Chardonnay

2018 - USD 24 - great aromatic intensity - toffee, honeysuckle - smooth, toffee, grapefruit, full, fresh

An online store with delivery in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy, website

An online store with delivery in Michigan, New York State, Ohio: 67 Wine, website

An online store that ships to Illinois and Wisconsin: 67 Wine, website

An online store that ships to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state: 67 Wine, website

Illinois importer and distributor (forbidden to sell direct to consumers), 2455 S. Damen Ave, Suite 900, Chicago: Cream Wine Company, website, itineraries, tel. (312) 421-1900

Crémant d'Alsace [sparkling] wine labelCrémant d'Alsace [sparkling] - Domaine Rietsch - Extra Brut Nature

15+16 - USD 26 - yeast, toasted bread - baked apple, brioche, toasted almond, nougat, dry but not stiff, fresh

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy, website

An online store with delivery in Indiana: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: La Cave des papilles, website

Wein aus Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] - Weingut Brand - pur - Pinot Blanc

2017 - USD 31 - the aromatics are enormously intense - grapefruit zest, bitter, nougat - not onctuous, airy, grapefruit zest, bitter, nougat, gaz beads, fresh

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy, website

A wine shop at 972 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Leon & Son, website, itineraries, tel. +1 616-570-0860

An online store with delivery in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin: Leon & Son, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wyoming: Leon & Son, website

Illinois importer and distributor (forbidden to sell direct to consumers), 2455 S. Damen Ave, Suite 900, Chicago: Cream Wine Company, website, itineraries, tel. (312) 421-1900

An online store with delivery in Indiana: Vinoteca maxima, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: Vinoteca maxima, website

Wein-aus-Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] wine labelWein aus Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] - Weingut Brand - Holy Chapel - Pinot Blanc

2016 - USD 32 - very pure and intense - zest, lemon pie, bitter - velvety, nougat, lemon pie, bitter, fresh

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy, website

A wine shop at 972 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Leon & Son, website, itineraries, tel. +1 616-570-0860

An online store with delivery in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin: Leon & Son, website

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wyoming: Leon & Son, website

Illinois importer and distributor (forbidden to sell direct to consumers), 2455 S. Damen Ave, Suite 900, Chicago: Cream Wine Company, website, itineraries, tel. (312) 421-1900

An online store with delivery in Indiana: Vinoteca maxima, website

An online store with delivery in North Dakota: Vinoteca maxima, website

Crémant [sparkling] - Domaine Buronfosse - Brut - Chardonnay & savagnin

2016 - USD 37 - lots of pressure - toast, honeysuckle, grapefruit - fine bubbles, honeysuckle, grapefruit, dry and fresh

An online store with delivery in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy, website

An online store with delivery in Michigan, New York State, Ohio: 67 Wine, website

An online store that ships to Illinois and Wisconsin: 67 Wine, website

An online store that ships to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state: 67 Wine, website

Illinois importer and distributor (forbidden to sell direct to consumers), 2455 S. Damen Ave, Suite 900, Chicago: Cream Wine Company, website, itineraries, tel. (312) 421-1900

 

Price figures are only rough estimates of the US retail tags, at the date of the tasting. Wines are selected on personal criteria.

If the results above are too vague or the wine shops too distant from your area, then you may wish to explore a location more specific than Midwest. The following places show recommended wines: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, or you may type a ZIP code in the box below.

 

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