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Back from Millésime Bio: A Discussion About Organic Wine

In late January, Amy Corron Power and Rémy Charest both attended the Millésime Bio organic wine fair in Montpellier, France. With some 550 organic and biodynamic certified producers from all over the world, it is the largest professional event dedicated solely to organic wines. Coming to the event with very different experiences of the world of organic wine, Remy and Amy confront their respective visions of these « green » wines.
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Palate Press Wine of the Week (Jan 24-28): 2007 Domaine La Bastide Syrah

This is a real Old World Syrah, dark garnet in color and notes of earthiness, leather, and smoked game. On the attack the fruit is all blackberry, but it softens into raspberry and cherries on the mid-palate. The finish has a lingering smokiness. There is a very slight off-putting mothball odor on the nose, but it does not translate to the palate. It may blow off over time ... and it did. Very interesting. Drink with a thick, rare, sloppy burger.
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2007 Domaine La Bastide Syrah

This is a real Old World Syrah, dark garnet in color and notes of earthiness, leather, and smoked game. On the attack the fruit is all blackberry, but it softens into raspberry and cherries on the mid-palate. The finish has a lingering smokiness. There is a very slight off-putting mothball odor on the nose, but it does not translate to the palate. It may blow off over time, and it did. Very interesting. Drink with a thick, rare, sloppy burger.