Biodynamic wine: Not just for hippies
Many people still don't know what biodynamic means, but wines grown biodynamically are popular with the experts.
Wed, Feb 10 2010 at 6:08 PM
The word biodynamic tends to have a crunchy image attached to it, but when it comes to wine, biodynamic means delicious. That’s according to Steven Kolpan, professor and chair of Wine Studies at The Culinary Institute of America and author of WineWise
. In Salon, Steven proclaims that “biodynamic wines have the flavor of devotion
No matter what you think of biodynamics (and I advocate it for the way it promotes environmental sustainability and stewardship of the land), the fact of the matter is that its complexities necessitate extraordinary care, and that level of care, when applied by skilled winemakers, almost always produces great wines.
Steven goes on to recommend a fairly lengthy list of biodynamic wines, ranging from Benziger Sonoma Mountain Estate in California to Château de Sourande Quarts du Chaume from France’s Loire Valley to Emiliana “Natura” Carmenère from Chile.
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