Simon J. Woolf

Simon Woolf is a British wine and drinks writer currently based in Amsterdam. A lover of obscure and characterful beverages of all kinds, he is most at home in Northern Italy, Slovenia and Portugal. Simon is known as an expert and critical advocate of natural, biodynamic and orange wines. His work features regularly in Decanter and other international journals.

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Can Douro Wine Find a Lighter Way Forward?

Historically known for both for port and for its powerful, heavily oaked red wines, Portugal’s Douro Valley has started uncovering its softer side. Simon J. Woolf on the producers offering an alternative aesthetic, and the challenges they face.