Things People Like about Natural Wines: Part 5- Ben Wood of 67 Wine

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Our company began 12 years ago with Jenny and François’s dream to share their passion of a style of wines they fell in love with while living in France. That passion has spread gradually over the years with thanks in no small part to other importers like Joe Dressner, and today there are a whole host of natural wine lovers: customers, sommeliers, wine store owners, and an ever-growing list of importers, who love these wines as much as we do. With all the attention Natural Wines are getting in the media lately, we thought it would be fun to do a series where people talk about all the things they love about these wines.

Follow the whole series:

Part 1: Joe Campanale of Anfora

Part 2: Levi Dalton

Part 3: Pascaline Lepeltier of Rouge Tomate

Part 4: Fifi of the Ten Bells

Today we have an interview with Ben Wood, one of the wine buyers at 67 Wine on the upper west side, and one of those most responsible for its brilliant natural wine selection. Ben has helped build an incredibly avid following of natural wines in this upper west side institution. When we do tastings at 67, we are always amazed by the customers’ knowledge of our wines. Many of them are familiar with them for several vintages going back, and have become real natural wine fans. But Ben doesn’t only champion natural wines, he is also an accomplished Jazz guitarist. For information on his gigs, follow him on twitter at @7stringben. Check out what Ben likes about Natural Wine: