Tag: Biodynamics

Lunacy: the increasing obsession with biodynamics

Biodynamic winemaking continues to take centre stage in the debate of both its use and meaning. Is it all moonshine? We asked Alexis Self to find out. It is estimated that every two years, more data is added to the universe than in the entirety of human existence before that point. A not inconsiderable amount […]

Maria Thun 1922 – 2012

The sad news has just come through that Maria Thun died on February 9th, two months before her 90th birthday. While many of us who have become interested in biodynamics in agriculture, gardening or viticulture might feel doubts when confronted with the evangelical fervour and contorted texts of Rudolf Steiner, Maria Thun provided a much […]

Davide Rosso’s biodynamic experiment

Davide Rosso of Barolo producer Giovanni Rosso, Serralunga d’Alba, decided to test the power of biodynamics during a week-long experiment, here Wine Matters asks him all about it. WM: What experience did you have of biodynamics and working with the moon prior to this experiment? DR: I have not worked biodynamically before. For many years now I have not […]

Barbaresco and Biodynamics

Week 10 of wine adventures in Piedmont Judging by the wave – ok, ripple – of interest following last week’s ‘Tale of Two Barbareschi’ game, the answer evidently can’t come a moment too soon. Yes, you guessed right: it was Producer B, Signor Teobaldo Rivella (left), hopefully coming to a Fine Wine Merchant near you […]