19 Apr '12, 5pm

Tasting Biodynamic Wines from California, Chile, and New Zealand

Tasting Biodynamic Wines from California, Chile, and New Zealand

Whether you’re a casual tippler or a total wine snob, chances are you’ve heard of a winemaking term called biodynamics. You usually get one of two responses when you mention biodynamics to a room full of oenophiles. One group of people will snicker and say, “You don’t believe in that voodoo, do you?” and the other group will proclaim, “It’s about time!” So which is it? Well, the proof may just be in the glass. Biodynamics is a rigorous form of organic agriculture that envisions a vineyard as a single organism—soil, vines, livestock, birds, insects—everything combines to produce a healthy, self-sustaining environment without the use of artificial additives. The idea was first proposed back in 1924 by an Austrian scientist named Rudolf Steiner in reaction to the damaging industrial farming methods of the day, including the overuse of toxic chemicals. Steiner took the idea of...

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