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 organic and 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 Saturday 26th May. From 12.30 until 5.00pm (ish) we’ll be opening up six fabulous examples of new organic and biodynamic wines courtesy of our newest supplier, North South Wines.
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 also be putting the wines together into this month’s Select 6 case which, as you know, means that you get six fabulous wines for the price of five! (In fact if you’d like a preview of what we’ll be tasting, check out this month’s Select 6 notes).
James Reina from North South Wines 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 organic and biodynamic wines. James is half Sicilian, half Spanish and has worked in the wine game for over ten years. His Grandpa used to make wine in Sicily so you might almost say that wine runs through his veins.
North South Wines caught my attention when I was scouting for new wines over the winter because they were willing to muck about with me on twitter (true story). But happily, once I caught a dose of maturity, I discovered that they’re a young, small firm, partly owned by wineries. Their vision of avoiding the stuffiness associated with some of the wine trade and becoming a specialist in sustainable, family owned and authentic wineries struck a resonance with me (authenticity is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately – more about that in future blog). We’ve selected a range of interesting, great value wines which I think you’ll love – come along and see if you agree.