This one's for all you tofu eating, hemp wearing, patchouli smelling, granola chewing, crunchy, mud diving Widespread Panic, listening hippie freaks!!!
Sustainable earth friendly farming techniques have long been an important topic in the wine making business. The whole idea behind organic wine making is that wine made without chemical fertilizers, insecticides, or other chemicals is not only better for the environment, but also better for the wine drinker. This topic is one that has gradually been building momentum in the past few years. I'm not sure if I can be persuaded. Forget bright fruit notes, I love a little DDT in the nose of my wines.
In all seriousness, there are a ton of amazing organic wines out there. Most recently, I stumbled across a lovely little wine from a small Maryland wholesaler. The 2006 Earth 2.0 from Navarra, Spain is a fantastic buy. Made from 100% Tempranillo, this wine is great for anyone looking for an easy drinking, medium bodied red. At $10.99/bottle, this proves once again that Spain is the best region for value reds.
P.S. I'm starting a new organic movement called "Save The Planet While Getting Buzzed." T-shirts will be available shortly.