- No added sugars (chaptalization) or foreign yeasts or foreign bacteria - No adjustments for acidity - Not any additives for color, mouth-feel, minerality... - No external flavor additives, including those derived from new oak barrels, staves, chips, or liquid extract - Low to no fining or filtration - No heavy manipulation, such as micro-oxygenation, reverse osmosis, spinning cone, cryoextraction - Low to no added sulphites as known as sulfites - no BS, no fast-food marketing, no green-washing!
(external resource in pdf to read to understand the cons but also the numerous pros about what is a dramatic and sincere taste, what can be a quality, what can be a default, in natural wines made from organic grapes)
Since 2015, straight from France to Key West, she decided to embark on the adventure, the passion to eat well and drink well did the rest. After a rich experience in discovering authentic regional products in France and Europe, artisanal cheeses, and sincere wines without conventional chemistry, she decided to bring her expertise in selecting good wines and good French recipes, more or less traditional, to Key West. This slightly delirious paradise is the natural melting pot of Florida, and finally, of all old Europe, Latin America... In 2016, we decided to open our new gem: "Vivez Joyeux", then we renamed it, ViV Wine & Cheese bar and now ViV Wine Bistro, because
"wine + food + bar = bistro".
Though, of course, our fine selection of wines is influenced by all the producers of natural wines available in the United States, a chance to discover in Key West an eclectic selection of exquisite bottles from the world, produced by winemakers respectful of humanity, nature, and biodiversity.
What people say: "the best experience in Key West with the best wines from around the world", "my wine boutique", "my personal wine cellar", "the amazing addition to the wine community in Key West", "My wine shoppe in Key West"."Those French are crazy, but they know about food and wine duh" -
"Wines are superb, and mostly Old World (Laurent is a true sommelier!). Divine charcuterie plates with French cheeses, pâté, and meats ... and they will deliver! These people have become like family to us, so if you go, be sure to tell them you are staying at the Captains!" Stephen T.