About 150 people attended The Nature Conservancy talk and tasting on Tuesday night–it was great to meet so many site readers! Dominique Bachelet of TNC, Scott Pactor of Appellation Wine & Spirits, and I started off a discussion about climate change and wine that then spilled into a Q&A. We all then tasted four “natural” wines provided Michael Skurnik. Although I didn’t select them, I did enjoy the wines: the Hofer Gruner Veltliner in the carbon-efficient one-liter bottle (find this wine), Mittnach pinot blanc from Alsace (find this wine), Domain de Gourgonnier’s biodynamic red from Provence (find this wine), Amber Knolls/Beckstoffer 1975 that I have seen everywhere and had no idea that the grapes are organically grown (find this wine).
Since I love maps, I added more color to the “green line” map for my slide show using Googlemaps. Although I presented it on Tuesday evening, it still has that new map smell. Check it out here.
Anyway, not much more to report here since you, no doubt, are familiar with my joint research on the carbon footprint of wine. Cruise on over to The Nature Conservancy web site and check them out if you’re not familiar with them. They’re doing good things.