Category Archive: Biodynamic Wine

The Vine Inspiration Wine and Music Awards 2015

Wines of the Year, Food Oscars, Golden Pints, everyone is at it. For many hacks and bloggers it seems to be merely a thinly veiled exercise to publicly thank the PR folk who gazed upon them… Continue reading

The Forgotten Few – Wines of 2014

It’s the most wonderful navel-gazing time of the year. A time where wine bloggers and journalists the world over list their favourite wines of the past 12 months. Yawn. So instead this year, I… Continue reading

Lily Aldridge Loves Wine!

It seems that supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge is a bit of a wine buff. You may already be aware of this of course if you, like me, follow her on… Continue reading

An ‘Orange’ Lunch in The Remedy

I had a fantastic ‘orange’ lunch today in The Remedy wine bar in London. The highlight was the Pierluigi Zampaglione Don Chisciotte Fiano 2011 from Campania, and alongside the San Marzano tomato toast… Continue reading

The Real Wine Month – April 2014

A lot has changed in my wine outlook since I wrote “The Natural Wine Empire Strikes Back” in 2013. Even more has changed since my first visits to The Real Wine Fair and… Continue reading

Exploring Biodynamic Wine – A Year Of Talks With Demeter – A Summary From Saverio Petrilli

I’ve opined recently whether certification is an issue for biodynamic growers in Italy. I made this comment having encountered several growers who employ biodynamic practices in their vineyards, but don’t wish to formalise… Continue reading

Exploring Biodynamic Wine – ‘Monty Waldin’s Best Biodynamic Wines’ Book

I’ve said before that “in the kingdom of the biodynamically blind, the man who has read Monty Waldin’s book is biodynamic king”. The book I was referring to at the time was  “Biodynamic… Continue reading

Exploring Biodynamic Wine – A Visit To Tenuta Di Valgiano

It seemed like a great idea at the time to traverse the mountains from Pietrasanta to Valgiano in my search for quest to learn more about biodynamic wine. As the weather closed in… Continue reading