#49 Natural wine – art or agriculture? Anders Frederik Steen and Anne Bruun Blauert

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Welcome to Regnfang’s new podcast series on natural wine. For those listeners who are already familiar with the Regnfang podcast, this theme might be a bit puzzling. After all, our podcasts normally tap into the topic of the human mind by interviewing scientists, authors, and artists. What does natural wine have to do with this topic?

For us, natural wine has everything to do with the human mind—ranging from the work in the fields, the vinification, and the drinking of it. We are personally deep admirers; fascinated by the people who make it and the profound experiences these wines offer.

Throughout the years, one question has returned to us again and again: is natural wine an art form, or is it merely an agricultural product? This is an intriguing question, and we pose it to producers and importers of natural wine in the present series. This will take you on a journey around Europe, between cities like those of Paris and Munich, to the countryside of Southern France. 

In this episode, you will meet the winemakers Anders Frederik Steen and Anne Bruun Blauert. Even though they are both Danish, Anders and Anne live and make wine in the small and old village of Valvignères in Ardèche, in Southern France. We completely fell in love, not only with Anders’ and Anne’s bottles, but also with their approach and mentality about wine making. It was a great pleasure to visit their beautiful home in Valvignères where they live with their daughter, son, and sweet dog. Their wines are really amazing and very distinct–personally, some of the best we have had in our lives. We cannot recommend them enough.  

We hope you enjoy the interview as much as we did! 

Website: https://www.andersfrederiksteen.com/ 

Also, check out Anders’ inspiring book on wine-making and wine-drinking: https://www.apartamentomagazine.com/product/poetry-is-growing-in-our-garden-anders-frederik-steen/ 

Anne og anders