Daily Wine News: Growth of Biodynamics

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-01-2018

Cow horns used during the biodynamic process. (Flickr: stefano lubiana wines)

Cow horns used during the biodynamic process. (Flickr: stefano lubiana wines)

Jancis Robinson explores the increasing number of wine growers who are adopting biodynamic culture. “However much scientists may snort, it is easy to see the warm, fuzzy, if somewhat irrational appeal of biodynamics.”

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on Alecia Moore’s, aka Pink’s, passion project. “Five years ago, Moore and her husband, the former motocross racer Carey Hart, bought a 25-acre vineyard on a 250-acre property in Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez Valley… They moved to the property, built a winery, and Moore took a five-year hiatus from releasing new music so that she could realize her longtime dream of making wine. It has been one of the happiest and scariest periods of Moore’s life.”

Oliver Styles delves into the messy business of additives in wine, and wonders why some additives are more acceptable than others, in Wine-Searcher.

Could the Supreme Court strike down bans on wine retailer direct shipping? Emma Balter investigates in Wine Spectator.

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Tara Q. Thomas highlights Greek game changer examples of assyrtiko and retsina.

In the Seattle Times, Andy Perdue profiles 14 Hands winemaker, Keith Kenison.

Dave McIntyre on Walmart’s new line of wines in the Washington Post.

In Grape Collective, Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher interview Sta. Rita Hills wine pioneer Richard Sanford.

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