Diablo Magazine | Drink Natural Wine at Oakland's Ordinaire
Tucked away on Oakland’s Grand Avenue, the cozy and chic wine bar Ordinaire—so trendy that Esquire recently named it one of the 21 best bars in America—displays a blue neon sign in its window reading “natural wine.”
As the sign suggests, Ordinaire embraces the natural-wine movement that has taken off in the East Bay (and across the country) over the past five years. And it’s really no surprise—given the increased demand for organic foods and products—that people want sustainable wine options.
Still, there is a lot of confusion about what exactly natural wine is. “My answer to that question changes every time,” says Ordinaire owner Bradford Taylor. “There’s nothing cut and dry about it; natural wine is more complex, and I’ve learned to accept that.”
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