I’ve always found that BinTwo customers are interested in the stories behind our wines. But generally within the trade there’s increased interest from customers in the way the wines they buy are made. This has encouraged, in some instances, an almost cult like reverence for terms such as natural, organic and biodynamic. But it’s often far from clear what these terms mean and whether winemakers are applying them consistently.
Over the winter we’ve worked hard to source some great wines that are organic, biodynamic and even vegan. Although we’ve struck up partnerships with some fantastic new suppliers and winemakers along the way, it perhaps shouldn’t have surprised me that some of our existing winemakers have been quietly making wines that fit into this space for some time. They just haven’t marketed them as such because no-one’s been that bothered.
If you’ve read our interview with Joe Fattorini about natural wines, then you’ll know I’m not convinced about that particular ideology. But we’ve tried to get under the hood of these increasingly common terms to help us make smarter choices about the wines we can offer to those of you who are interested. What hasn’t changed is that we continue to hunt down interesting wines that taste great, that are made by people who love what they do and that have a compelling story to tell.
Here, writing for Imbibe, freelance wine writer Darren Smith does a first rate job of de-mystifying ten on trend wine trade buzz words. If it’s fired up your interest, then look out for our upcoming events featuring biodynamic wines on 26th May and minimal intervention wines from South Africa on 15th June…