Category Archives: Biodynamics

Five questions about sustainable wine for Monty Waldin, wine writer

After our recent sustainable drinks conference in London on March 15, where Monty and Chris Scott (recent podcast/post on that here) had a spirited debate about sustainable wine and particularly organics and biodynamics, I sent Monty a few questions for the blog. His responses are below. Well worth a read, given he is one of…
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Lovely, affordable sustainable wine from Friuli: Radical methods from, er, Radikon

Radikon is apparently a name well known amongst discerning, sustainably-minded winemakers and appreciators. I discovered it today at lunch in a lovely restaurant in Ventimiglia, on the border with France, called Il Giardino del Gusto. Having eaten there today if someone had told me it had a Michelin star I probably wouldn't have been surprised.  Browsing…
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Giacomo Conterno of Poderi Aldo Conterno wines on sustainability in Piedmont

On a recent tour of Barolo, Barbaresco and Alba, amongst other fabulous places in Piedmont, I interviewed Giacomo Conterno of Poderi Aldo Conterno wines, at his sprawling and elegant HQ in the midst of classical Northern Italian countryside. Put it this way, I've had worse days. Here's the interview on soundcloud, and it's embedded below.…
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Sustainable wine market trends

Here's a recent Q&A I did with Rostislav Petrov of Clos & Cru fine wine and champagne merchants in London. I asked Rosti for his views on what sustainability means in wine, and some of the trends taking hold. TW: What’s your story with regard to wine, how did you get into the trade? RP: In the…
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Biodynamics in Bordeaux

You wouldn't usually associate the Wall Street Journal with progressive environmental thinking. Their comment and opinion pages often read like King Canute trying to hold back the waves when it comes to climate science or any kind of environmental regulation. (Although the Canute 'legend' is fairly well understood, it's veracity is disputed). Canute aside, it's good…
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