Whilst speculating as to the identity of the soon to be released Bin Series 007 on another thread, I wondered what I would choose for this release were it up to me.
So fellow community members, what would you select and why?
NB - the question is not, “what’s the most obscure grape I know?”, as your selection would need to sell in sufficient quantities to the wider membership AND would need to be made in sufficient quantities for a commercial release. This is less about wine grape geekery and more about hitting the Bin Series commercial brief/sales targets were you a Wine Society buyer.
For my part, I would choose a Langhe Freisa (a historic, “heritage” variety from Barolo country that would appeal to fans of aromatic, lighter reds) or a pristine Franciacorta (a sparkling wine would be a nice addition to the range in time for Christmas and I’d do anything to show people that there’s a world of Italian fizz beyond Prosecco).
Two personal pleas from me:
- Please no dreadful James Bond/007 gags; and
- If you’re not a Bin Series fan, or feel that’s it just overblown marketing hype etc, there are plenty of other threads for you to contribute on rather than spreading unnecessary negativity.