Biodynamic wine

Biodynamic wine

By: Monty Waldin

Publication date: August 2016
ISBN-13 (print): 9781908984814
ISBN-13 (e-book): 9781910902394

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Monty Waldin’s Biodynamic wine is a comprehensive and entertaining guide to the most argued-about green wine-making phenomenon of recent years. It is both an ideal how-to manual for growers and a captivating guide for wine professionals and wine lovers alike.

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Wines are generally defined in one of three ways: by their country or region of origin, by their color (red, white, pink) or by their style (still, sparkling, fortified). Only recently have wines begun to be defined by how their grapes have been grown and the wine made, with a clear distinction between modern “chemical” wine-growing on one hand, and the chemical-free organic or natural approach on the other. Now the world’s most respected wine producers, from Bordeaux to the Barossa, from Chablis to California, increasingly see biodynamics as the method of choice for blue-chip wine-making.

Biodynamic wine explains concisely and clearly the theory behind biodynamics, how biodynamics differs from organics, and how the world’s wine-makers – from high-end Bordeaux chateaux to under-the-radar family estates – use biodynamics in practice, often with significant and captivating variations according to wine style, local terroir, weather and even lunar cycles.

Biodynamic wine is a comprehensive and entertaining guide to the most argued-about green wine-making phenomenon of recent years. It is both an ideal how-to manual for growers and a captivating guide for wine professionals and wine lovers alike.

Pages: 240
Language: English
Publisher: Infinite Ideas Ltd
Edition: 1
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Monty Waldin

Monty Waldin is a consultant on biodynamic and sustainable viticulture and has written articles for Decanter and The Oxford Companion to Wine along with nine regional wine books. In 2013 he became the Regional Chair for Tuscany at the Decanter World Wine Awards. In 1999 his independent guide to organic wine was voted UK wine guide of the year. His Channel 4 TV series, ‘Chateau Monty’, followed his journey to make a biodynamic red wine from a vineyard in France’s Roussillon region.

A collection that represents three of today's hottest trends in wine and spirits. In Rosé, Elizabeth Gabay MW explores the wines behind the huge recent boom in the popularity of pink wines and discovers that far from merely being fashionable and undemanding, the wines created by today’s rosé producers are every bit as complex and intriguing as their red and white cellarmates. In Spirits Distilled spirits guru Mark Ridgwell looks in detail at all forms of spirits – from whisk(e)y to brandy, tequila to gin – discovering the stories behind the drinks as well as details of how each is made, all accompanied by a selection of cocktail recipes from mixologist Michael Butt. The third book in the set, Biodynamic Wine, sees eco-wine expert Monty Waldin detailing the theory and practice of one of the most important current trends in viticulture and winemaking, with producers from Bordeaux to the Barossa Valley and Chablis to California discovering the remarkable effect converting to biodynamics has had on their wines.