Over the last decade or so, my thoughts about wines that have found a home under the large tent of “natural” have vacillated wildly. With this in mind, I was very curious to meet and discuss all things natural and vinous with none other than the founder of RAW Wine herself, Isabelle Legeron, France’s very first female Master of Wine.

To say I was impressed by both her erudition and passion would be somewhat of an understatement; her boundless energy for seeking authenticity in wine is dangerously infectious!

In Part One of this two-part interview, we speak about her introduction to the more natural side of things and how her move into that realm ran alongside her Master of Wine studies.

Look out for Part Two next week.