San Francisco barrel broker Mel Knox wrote this in 2001 and, in the noble spirit of recycling, has sent it for us to savour, in response to this question on members’ forum as to whether barrels are or could be certified organic. Those of you who attended ‘wine camp’—that’s what my wife calls the International Pinot Noir Celebration in Oregon—heard Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy discuss biodynamic farming and then tasted the wines she made this way. Mostly the discussion centered around where to get really good bull’s horn and who took the extra taste of 1999 Latricieres-Chambertin and why can’t I have any? One...
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