Category: Miscellaneous

Biodynamic wine and the WSTA

Gavin Partington, Head of Communications at The Wine and Spirit Trade Association, answers some questions about their view on biodynamic wines Wine Matters: What is the WSTA’s official line on biodynamic wine production? Gavin Partington: The increasing popularity of biodynamic wine production stems in large part from the growing interest in methods of organic food production.  […]

Biodynamics at Felton Road

By Nigel Greening, Felton Road, New Zealand It’s about minus 1 outside, snow well down on the mountains and the vintage, though only about five weeks ended, seems an eternity away. This is a time of year when there is a stark contrast between our vineyards and those of our neighbours who farm conventionally: perhaps more […]

Biodynamics – Do We Believe?

More and more of our producers have been experimenting with biodynamic methods of viticulture in recent years. Some go the whole hog and have achieved biodynamic certification;  others are experimenting with certain aspects only.  A third group is fully committed but not certified. Of course another viewpoint is that these producers are certifiable and should […]

Touchdown in Bordeaux

It is a glorious sunny morning in Bordeaux and we are currently wending our way through St Julien, passing by Leoville-Las Cases and Latour as we head to our first appointment of the day at Ch. Montrose. Yesterday’s flight was packed full of the UK wine trade; the annual pilgrimage to Bordeaux had certainly started […]