I happened to click on a link in a wine marketing newsletter and found a “Sunday Chronicle” written by wine writer and editor Jonas Larsson. It was about organic (and similar) wines and begins like this:
Organic, my dear Watson!
I have repeatedly sighed, at least in secret, when listening to the enthusiastic proponents of biodynamic farming. And yes, it sounds a little bananas burying cow horns with cow dung in, hang deer bladders filled with yarrow and studying lunar calendars. But as usual, I have had to bite my tongue after I read the book “Organic, biodynamic and natural” by Britt and Per Karlsson. An eminent book on organic viticulture and winemaking.
Then Jonas goes on to explain the different types of organic and “environmentally friendly” agriculture and talks about when he was with at a winery for a week, an experience that made him look differently on organic wines. Perhaps our book contributed a little bit to clearing up the haze around these different kinds of environmentally friendly winemaking methods.
Thank you Jonas for your positive words about the book!
The article was published as Sunday Chronicle on Vinkompassen, one of those sites that try to look like an editorial wine site with information about wine, but that really just want to entice you to order wine through their site. Have seen a number of such “fake wine news” sites in Sweden in recent times, sites that are really just billboards for advertising and that makes money by getting you to order wine through their site (and that generally ignore the rules around wine marketing in Sweden).
On the whole, fairly vacuous but sometimes there are interesting texts even there. Like when Jonas Larsson writes.
Here is more information about the book: Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking: Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture. And about all our wine books.