The word in the trade is that customer interest in organic and biodynamic wines continues to grow. That’s certainly been our experience at BinTwo and even more so over at our sister business, The ARC Speciality Food Store.
So what’s all the hype about? Can you actually taste the difference? What does biodynamic even mean in the context of wine? Well, you could read our previous blog on the topic or, if you’re more of a practically minded student, you could come along to our free drop-in tasting on Friday 16th May. From 5.30 – 9.00 pm we’ll be opening up six fabulous examples of biodynamic wines courtesy of one of our favourite South African winemakers – Louis Boutinot from Waterkloof.
No need to book. Just pop in, have a free taster and see what you think. We’ll have the wines on sale by the glass if you find you’d like to settle in for a little longer (and we’ll keep them on all weekend in case you can’t make it on Friday). But it’s Friday when Louis will be on hand to answer any questions you might have and to tell you as much (or as little) as you’d like to know about the wonderful world of biodynamic wines. Louis is our kind of winemaker – he knows his craft but he talks about wine in a straight forward way. At his last event with us he summed up the Waterkloof philosophy very neatly and in a very memorable way – “we make wines that haven’t been dicked about with”.
Louis and the rest of the team at Waterkloof have been making biodynamic wines with minimal intervention before if became a “thing” – it’s just always been what they thought was the best approach to get the best out of their grapes. In fact Waterkloof are so artisan they still use a horse to pull their plough – the very horse featured in this post. Just chilling and enjoying the view.