Month: August, 2009

Montirius Estate: Daughter’s illness led to biodynamic production

Wine Matters interviews Rhône producer Christine Saurel from Montirius, about deciding to become biodynamic and what it means to them   WM: What attracted you to follow biodynamic production methods? CS: When our oldest daughter Justine fell ill we started using homeopathic medicine and found it to be an effective treatment.  This discovery brought important […]

David interviews Signor Gian Battista Alessandria

The second video taken with David Berry Green at Fratelli Alessandria. In this one he interviews Signor Gian Battista in the Verduno vineyard, Monvigliero:

The new generation: Barolo Fratelli Alessandria joins Berry Bros. and Rudd…

Week 12 of wine adventures in Piedmont I’m very pleased to announce that Berry Bros. and Rudd is now working with the Fratelli Alessandria family of Verduno (see the video below), so complementing Berrys’ Barolo portfolio of Luciano Sandrone, Cantina Mascarello Bartolo, Giovanni Rosso, Marcarini, Giuseppe Mascarello.

Tea time for New Zealand?

Nigel Greening of Felton Road Estate in New Zealand talks about biodynamics in the New World Two of the aspects of Biodynamics which I personally find least convincing are the preparations (500-508), and the calendar. Unfortunately these are probably the two areas that also get the vast majority of the publicity associated with Biodynamic farming, […]