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Biodynamic Whine

Last month, Jane MacQuitty MW, a respected wine critic who writes for the Times, mentioned biodynamic wines in her weekly column.

My skepticism extends beyond alternative medicine and religion, and in light of recent media stories about any perceived benefits from “organic food” I thought I’d share a bit of info with you, dear readers, on Biodynamic Wine. Many of you may find the world of wine mysterious enough as it. You might question when you hear wines described as tasting like wet dog, old moccasins, or boiled cabbage, and wonder if it was all a big con. Do you find it hard to believe in terroir, the way in which a wine can represent its specific place of origin, with its aroma, flavour, and texture? That’s nothing compared to the woo that is biodynamic farming and wine making.

If the term doesn’t immediately scream horseshit at you, trust me it should! Biodynamic viticulture is based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), an Austrian philosopher and scientist who’s life mission was to bridge the gap between the material and spiritual world… alarm bells ringing yet? Read the rest of this entry »

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