There's a new movement in the wine world. It is a progression from the Natural Wine Movement who believe in non intervention wine making and I suppose it had to happen - non interventionist vines. I guess you could say that they are the Vegans to the Natural Wine Vegetarians. I got a message on facebook the other day from somebody who was quite aggressive. His point was that as a vine grower I was complicit in millions upon millions of living vines having their limbs hacked off every year in order to trick them into thinking that they are about to die and so forcing them to reproduce. By regimenting genetically identical plants in rows he likened us vineyard owners to Fascists trying to impose order on the "real world". He compared what we do to Gavage - the force feeding to near death of geese for Foie Gras. I got to talk to him briefly on Skype and he was certainly angry at what he sees as oppression of the green wine movement from the wine world and the way that he was being completely ignored.I'll try to paraphrase him - It is why haters hate. It is because they perceive that something is a threat to their existence. It is really pretty primitive and basic and not very intellectual or grown up at all. All I want is to share my amazing discovery and I will be quite angry until people take notice of me. Apparently there are winemakers in Croatia that seek out vines that have rooted naturally from seeds pooped out by birds and the wine made from it is amazing in that it has a particular green colour (hence the name of the movement) which they say is the natural expression of the phloem. I haven't tried any of these wines yet but apparently they have an acquired goaty aroma and root vegetable taste. There is a Youtube clip of a green wine tasting in London which shows a small group of men and women mostly dressed in check shirts and wearing beards tasting the wines and attempting to talk afterwards. There seems to be quite a lot of grimacing going on. At one point one person can be heard to say "It's not supposed to be fun!" Like all good underground movements there is already a split into two groups The Vines Liberation Movement and the Movement for the Liberation of Vines. Watch this space.