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Wine and More Wine A forum hosted by Jane to teach us about the finer things in life...

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Old 04-08-2005, 07:21
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Default Biodynamic Wines!!! Whaaat???

I have been really enjoying Peter Kerr's books about his fruit farm in Mallorca (see reviews under the book forum) but also his account of growing up on his grandfather's farm in Scotland.

One thing kept cropping up though and that was the way the Scottish farm was run long ago by following the movements of the planets with every day put aside for a particular job.

This method is also mentioned when he talks to the local farmers in Mallorca and is known as Biodynamic. It is now making a fashionable comeback in farming as well as in wine.

We have all heard of organic wines but biodynamic wines are one step further on from that! A biodynamic vineyard is run in total harmony with the natural world and all compost, manure and feedstuffs are produced by the vineyard itself with no outside chemicals or sprays being used.

For example the Bonterra Vineyards plant plum trees around the edge of the vineyards to attract Anagrus wasps which eat the extremely destructive vine leafhoppers.

Biodynamic vineyards watch the stars and the earth's cycle, with each day of the year representing particular jobs such as harvesting and pruning (harvesting completed in a waxing moon wheras pruning is done in a waning moon).

Whether there is any difference in the wines is down to personal taste but there will be more and more of organic and biodynamic wines appearing on our shelves.

One good thing though - apparently headaches are rarer with these wines! So go ahead and enjoy!

For more info see :

www.biodynamic.org.uk

Happy drinking!
Jane
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Old 04-08-2005, 13:22
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I have also read that the Biodynamic wines should only be taken in a dry glass, is this true or fiction.

I look forward to reading your report on these wines upon your return.
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Old 04-08-2005, 16:45
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Snowy!!

I got up really early this morning to do some extensive research on this for you and I have come up with the following:

Yes, a dry glass is best but just make sure you are facing the moon when you drink it and you should be OK.

Hooooowwwwwwwwllllll!!!

Jane
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NEW MOON TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!!


AND A FULL MOON IN TWO WEEKS FRIDAY 19 AUGUST!!!!:rollin
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Old 05-08-2005, 01:06
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Oh Heavens!!!

That should make for an interesting night at the get-together on the 22nd then!

I'll hunt out some biodynamic wine and bring it with me and then I'll have an excuse if anything happens to me....


Jane:evil
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