Tim York wrote:Organic/biodynamic is a good idea though most of the latter tend to come from expensive producers, e.g. Dom.Leflaive, Zind-Humbrecht. I also like the ideas of Langudoc and Merlot. Is availability really an issue with Languedoc in the USA and Canada?
Ian Sutton wrote:Bob
It must be a while since we did Rhone blends?
I reckon we could widen the focus subtly to include all wines using a blend (i.e. discouraging varietal wines) of Rhone grapes e.g. Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre, Viognier, Marsanne, Roussane, etc. Plenty of Rhone rangers in Aus, US and of course France (but also taking in some of the South of France producers using those grapes).
David M. Bueker wrote:Due to the shortage of time I am going to go with our limited consensus & post "Organic/Biodynamic" later this evening.
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Think we should acknowledge the fine points mentioned by Ian, who is always keen to help us with his suggestions. More ideas to savour here, think Open Mike might be busy this upcoming winter.
What do others think/
Happy with the Sept subject too! Whose idea was that?
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