Tag: Biodynamic

The Forest Dreams of the Savoie Vine: The Wines of Domaine Curtet

Can you taste integrity? Spend enough time thinking and talking about wine, especially great wine, and inevitably you have to

When Should You Not Be Allowed to Be Biodynamic?

Spraying biodynamic teas at Seresin Vineyards, Marlborough, NZ As the father of a kindergartener it will come as no surprise

Churton Wines, Marlborough, New Zealand: Recent Releases

Sometimes we head off into the world searching for our heart’s desire only to return home to find that what

Stella di Campalto, Castelnuovo dell’Abate, Italy: Current Releases

Some stories are just about enough to make you believe in fate. Fifteen years ago, no one in their right

Te Whare Ra, Marlborough, New Zealand: Current Releases

“I think if I hear ‘wine must be such a great lifestyle’ one more time,” says Anna Flowerday, “I think

Love is All You Need: The Magical Wines of Imre Kaló

The road from Tokaj to Eger, Hungary, tells something of the country’s story. An early spring afternoon shows lush, gently

When Wine Tastes Best

Book Review: When Wine Tastes Best

Review by Tim Patterson I am here to tell you about the only wine book you or I will ever

2007 Freestone Vineyards “Ovation” Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Most people aren’t aware that I grew up, at least partially, in Sonoma County. My parents split up pretty early

Noon Winery, McLaren Vale, Australia: Current Releases

The term garagiste, originally coined as a pejorative referring to the small wineries in Bordeaux’s Right Bank who were making

2006 Marc Kreydenweiss “Clos Rebberg” Pinot Gris, Alsace, France

The wines of Alsace are some of the most unique and distinctive in the world. They are also some of

Jasper Hill Winery, Heathcote, Australia: Current Releases

The best wines in the world all share at least one thing in common, and that is a winemaker who

2008 Grgich Hills Estate Fume Blanc, Napa

Visitors to Napa Valley, even those on their first trip, have a hard time missing the Grgich Hills winery, which

Natural Wine: The Panel Transcript

I find it quite fascinating that in many ways, the cutting edge of winemaking today involves a return to quite

2007 Quivira Vineyards “Wine Creek Ranch” Grenache, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma

If there’s one thing you can bet on in the wine industry, it’s change. Nothing stays the same for long

2007 Cooper Mountain Vineyards “20th Anniversary Reserve” Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon

One of the great pleasures of wine appreciation will always be the process of tasting the wine of a single

The Skeptic’s Guide to Biodynamic Wine

The average wine consumer has no idea what it means for a wine to be organic. And when it comes

Movia, Slovenia: Current Releases

Visitors to the far Northeast of Italy, in the shadows of the Austrian Alps, quickly realize that they are not

Book Review: Biodynamic Wine, Demystified by Nicholas Joly

Review by Tim Patterson. Biodynamic grapegrowing and winemaking have gotten a great deal of press in recent years, far out