David M. Bueker wrote:If we were to do "Offbeat Whites" in July I'm sure that would work.
and indeed we need to work a few things out on it e.g. Are we:
- Choosing wines by exception (e.g. no chardonnay, riesling, semillon, sauvignon blanc, ...) Are Chenin Blanc/viognier/pinot gris/pinot blanc/Trebbiano obscure enough?
- Focusing on the earlier idea of meditteranean grape varieties / whites?
- Also interested in interesting takes on international / common varieties e.g. late harvest chardonnays? Sparkling rieslings
- Are some obscure regions in scope, even if the grape is common - e.g. Chinese Chardonnay?
- something else?
Bearing in mind that we'll all have different perspectives on obscure/offbeat and it needs to avoid being inaccessible to those that fear a faux-pas in not knowing what's obscure or not.
I very much think it's a great idea and if June is going to be hot then July will be a scorcher (you heard it here first