The wine world is made of many 'churches'.
Some are conglomerates others are niches.
Amongst the niches, we could count natural, organic-biodynamic producers.
In that context, The Morality of of Natural Wine (Good Grape, February 15) got my attention.
The main point of the piece is that in most places the majority of wine drinkers tend to drink mostly wines produced in their country, it would mean that if you adhered strictly to the natural- biodynamic wine code in the US, only 1 to 1,5% of the US production would qualify.
Good Grape suggests that it makes for an elitist choice.
Does Natural vs Organic - the Debate Rages (Boozy NYC, January 27) clarifies things for you or add to the confusion of what can be called Natural Wine?
Remember the fuss over Palin Syrah, an organic red from Chile not so long ago?
In any case, one event I will attend during New York Natural Winemakers Week is the 5th edition of Return to Terroir, a walk around tasting with some 60 producers at the Metropolitan Pavillion on Monday, February 23rd.
See you there maybe!
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