Tom Cannavan, Wine-Pages, on Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking: “well-argued, heavyweight tome, absorbing detail”

Tom Cannavan at has just published a review of our new book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking.

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Tom has plenty of blush-worthy nice things to say:

A fairly heavyweight tome, dense with information, and yet full of quite absorbing detail that made it interesting for me to dip in and out of as chapters caught my attention.

The do’s and don’ts of organic, biodynamic and natural winemaking are covered in depth, with lots of well-argued reasoning as to the efficacy of these techniques (it strikes me that the Karlsson’s do come from a ‘pro’ position on these wine making philosophies).

Fascinating chapters like a really detailed glossary of what additives are allowed in wine, or natural means of controlling vineyard pests.

[A] really interesting reading for both winemakers and wine lovers alike.

Yes, to a large extent we do come from the ‘pro’ camp, that is true. Otherwise we would not have written this book. But what is often missing is a nuanced debate, based on information, rather than principled stances that are 100% ‘for’ or 100% ‘against’. That is what we also try and show in the book.

Many thanks to Tom Cannavan for so kind words about our book!

Read the full review, as well as many other wine book recommendations on wine-pages here: 2014 Christmas wine book round-up. (A heading that in this context of environmentally friendly vineyard sprays may be seen as slightly tongue in cheek.)

Here is more information about the book:

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

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

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