The last week of January 2010 will make amateurs of organic and biodynamic wines happy.
At least the fans and professionals who are in France.
I already wrote about La Dive Bouteille (near Saumur, January 31) and Return to Terroir (January 30 and 31).
The opening salvo for this Green Wine Week comes from Millesime Bio which opened on Monday, January 25 in Montpellier (France) runs until the 27th.
Reserved to wine trade professionals, it showcases only wines produced by organic farming not just from France but also Spain, Italy and Portugal.
To encourage a spirit of discovery, wine stands are not grouped by region or appellation but placed randomly.
It might have helped me at the Terry Theise tasting last week where I ended up spending most of my time with German wines.
With all the controversies swirling around what is organic and what is not, the organizers of Millesime Bio screen all the wines showcased to make sure they are certified organic.
Now in its 17th year, Millesime Bio is presented in collaboration with Sud de France.
Drinking organic for Green Day # 112
Previously: Green Pots and Pans, Is there a Secret?