A tale of biodynamics: Do moon rhythms influence a wine’s taste?

Over recent decades, biodynamic agriculture, or biodynamics, has been promoted by some people outside of traditional agricultural as the most “earth-friendly” agricultural management system. The philosophy of biodynamics was founded by Rudolf Steiner based on a series of lectures titled “Spiritual foundations for a renewal of agriculture” given in 1924….

A glass half full of fungi: Something to wine about

  At anytime of the day or night, you can be sure that someone somewhere is enjoying a glass of fruity Sauvignon Blanc, an oaky Chardonnay, or a full-bodied Pinot Noir (Fig. 1). Yes, wine.     This all-time beverage of choice for ancient Romans, aspiring sommelier’s and your average…

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc: the unique taste

In recent years the Marlborough region of New Zealand has found international recognition amongst wine critics for the quality and uniqueness of its Sauvignon Blanc wines. New Zealand has been quick to capitalise on the positive press, and now Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc constitutes more than 80% of New Zealand’s wine…