Some of the best winemakers in the world are now using biodynamic practices in their farming and winemaking. If you’re interested in learning a little bit more about the practice and its effect on the taste the wines, take a look at these two articles:
A Taste of Biodynamics by William Lyons, The Wall Street Journal, 28 July 2010 and Cultivating a Cult Cabernet: Bart and Daphne Araujo use hands-on techniques to craft wines with more subtlety than many Napa fruit bombs by Jay McInerney, The Wall Street Journal, 24 September 2010
As a follow-up to my blog post What Makes a Good Wine List?, I thought you may enjoy this article by Gregory Dal Piaz, Restaurant Wine Lists: 5 Tips for Ordering Like a Pro, Snooth, 27 September 2010.
Winedoctor by Chris Kissack is a a really excellent source of information about French wine, especially Bordeaux and the Loire Vallery. In yesterday’s post, Langton’s Updates Its Classification of Australian Wine, 30 September 2010, I briefly mentioned the 1855 Bordeaux Medoc Classification. Winedoctor has a very interesting article about the history of the Medoc Classification and a list of the chateaux in each of the 5 growths categories: Medoc 1855 Classification.
Hope you get to enjoy some great wine over this long weekend. I certainly intend to! I’m leaving tomorrow for a week in Noosa, which incidentally has a lot of great restaurants and even a few that allow you to BYO! Back on the 11th! Have a great weekend.
Photo: Château Fonroque Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé. Owner and winemaker Alan Moueix converted his vineyards in St Emilion to biodynamic in 2002.