May 162013
 

HypocrisyI’m afraid I’m becoming just a bit skeptical about all the organic and bio-dynamic wineries in Europe.  Not that they are trying to farm in a more “natural” way, whatever that means.  Often it just means that they let the weeds (sorry–native vegetation) grow between the vines.  Fair enough.

But it seems that once the wine is ready to sell, all bets are off.  Ideally, the wine would arrive in the market in recycled paper cases, lightweight bottles, and easily recycled packaging.  More often it comes in slick packaging that includes those wonderfully heavy bottles that make no sense from any ecological direction.

Hmpph.