Jun 15 2009
Well, well, look what the cat dragged in? I’m at Whole Foods in Venice, CA. Only in Los Angeles will you find a twist top , Gruner Veltliner, from Austria in a recyclable plastic bottle in the Organic Wine Selection Section. I know little about the region (where the wine comes from) or the varietal (type of grape to make the wine) but, if you know anything about me by now, you know I can’t help myself. I love odd varietals – I’m by no means an expert on anything wine. Just a subversive at heart, who, looks long and hard at ignored grapes.
I’m also one of those armchair environmentalist, who’s recently returned from the Deutschland. So, I find it exciting to see the two display cases of Austrian and German Wine at Whole Foods, both, categorized as “Green” wines. Wines from these regions are a new fascination to me. Continue Reading »