JancisRobinson.com on our Organic Wine Book: “sound overview of the arguments for and against”

JancisRobinson.com has recently published a review of our new book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking, sustainable viticulture and viniculture. We are indeed very happy for it to be one of the featured books on Jancis Robinson’s site, written by Dublin-based journalist and broadcaster Paul O’Doherty.

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Here are some excerpts from the review:

From the start [the authors] set out their journalistic stall, making the point that this book is not meant as an argument for organic (or biodynamic or natural) wine production. […]

[T]he book begins with overviews of organic winemaking, followed by an analysis of the four main farming techniques – conventional, organic, sustainable and biodynamic. There is also a look at the crisis in the vineyard; the popularity of organic vine-growing; the type of people who grow organic grapes; pests and diseases, pest control; how one goes about farming organically; the practical aspects of biodynamic wine production; what happens in the cellar; the importance of sulphur, additives; what sustainable vine-growers do differently; and a look at the environment in the bigger picture.

This is a sound overview of the arguments for and against biodynamic, organic and natural winemaking […]

[…] with plenty of relevant photography.

The full review is unfortunately only available to subscribers to Jancis Robinson’s site and can be found here: Book reviews 2014 – viticulture and vinification.

Many thanks to Jancis Robinson and to Paul O’Doherty for featuring our book in the yearly overview of wine books.

Here is more information about the book: Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking: Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture. And about all our wine books.

Biodynamic, organic and natural winemaking. Sustainable viticulture and viniculture.

Biodynamic, organic and natural winemaking. Sustainable viticulture and viniculture.

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