An introduction to the book about wine and the environment
Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture is our third book but our first to be published in English. It is about organic wine production and organic wines, biodynamic farming, “sustainable” winemaking, fair trade, natural wines and other related phenomena in wine growing, wine making and wine consumption. It also talks about environmental issues in general in the vineyard and in the wine cellar.
The Swedish edition of the book was awarded the prize for Best Wine Book for Professionals in Sweden 2012 and World’s Best Drinks (wine) Education Book, runner-up, second place, 2012 in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
A large part of the book is dedicated to explaining what organic, and the other types, of wine production actually means; what are the rules, what can a winemaker do in the vineyard and in the cellar to call it “organic wine” (as well as the other labels), what are the allowed processes, additives, chemicals etc.
The second part of the book is a selection of wine producers that fall into one of these categories and that we recommend.
The intention with the book is first and foremost to explain what these things are; the book does not primarily argue for or against these principles. We give the facts to the reader and then it is up to him to decide.
This is how the publisher presents Wine and the Environment Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture:
Organic farming, biodynamic wine, natural wines, sustainable winemaking: what do all these concepts really mean, and what benefits can they bring to winemakers? This comprehensive book by two renowned wine experts explains the rules, the do’s and don’t’s of organic, biodynamic and natural wine production, both outside in the vineyard and in the wine cellar. It sets out clearly what a winemaker is allowed to do, including processes, additives and chemicals, and looks at the potential long-term benefits of going organic or biodynamic.
This is an invaluable introduction to sustainable winemaking for all wine professionals.
The Swedish edition of Wine and the Environment Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture has won two awards from The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards:
- Best Wine Book for Professionals, in Sweden, 2012
- World’s best drinks (wine) education book, 2012, second place
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards motivation:
“The wine world ferments with new and old philosophies and bold ideas. With great ambition and in detail Britt and Per Karlsson guides both the professional and the wine enthusiast to organic, biodynamic and natural wines.”
Britt and Per Karlsson
We live and work in Paris since many years. Under the name BKWine we are authors, journalists, photographers, wine judges, wine course and wine tour organisers. We also publish an international wine newsletter, The BKWine Brief. Our first book was a pioneering work on the wines from the south of France: Languedoc Wines (2007) and two years later wt published the prize winning book The Creation of a Wine (2009).
Title: Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture
Original’s Title: Vinet och miljön. Ekologiskt, biodynamiskt och naturligt (“Wine and the Environment Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Vinicultu”)
Translated: from Swedish by Roger Tanner
Author: Britt Karlsson
Photographer: Per Karlsson
Publisher: Floris Books
Presentation: Richly illustrated in colour, soft-cover
Published: 18 September, 2014
Dimensions: 280 pages, paperback
ISBN: 978-178250-113-8 (9781782501138)
Buy the book
Here’s information on how and where you can buy the book Biodynamic, Organic, and Natural Winemaking.
- Introduction to the book and overview
- A selection of photography from Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture.
- Excerpt from the introduction (to come)
- What people say, press clippings, news and web clippings
- Buy the book
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