This group collects information about the variety which has copped too much blame for creating the European wine lake. It can be used as a high yielding variety to make huge volumes of very ordinary wine but there's more to it than that. This group is based in The Languedoc - where else - and organised by John Bojanowski, Clos du Gravillas, 34360 St. Jean de Minervois.
Grenache Ambassadors Group is new group started on the Business/Social Networking site Linked In. The membership is cosmopolitan, just like the variety.
This is a Californian based organisation. There is some free information but membership is a hefty fee.
Let's hope they continue with this promotion.
This group is very active. They hold Zinspiration, an annual festival in San Francisco and the website includes Zinworld - resources and social networking for Zinophiles.
We should mention a couple of organisations that promote alternatives as a group, rather than a single varietal. A group of growers and producers have formed the Riverland Alternative Wine Group.
The Strange Bird group, based in Queensland's Granite belt promotes the wineries in the region producing wine from alternative varieties.
The Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show is held in Mildura every year. Over a hundred grape varieties are shown.
The Rhone Rangers is a California-based group who promote 22 grape varieties associated with the Rhone Valley. Think Shiraz, Grenache, Marsanne but also Terret Noir, Counoise and Bourboulenc.
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