The Netherlands, just like Sweden, is a country that is keen on organic things. Food as well as wine. So it is perhaps not too surprising that a review of our book on organic wines (and similar things) pops up in The Low Countries. It is of course in Dutch, but since we lived in Amsterdam for some years we can manage fairly well in Dutch and with Google Translate I can understand the rest too.
It is John Bindels, editor of the popular Dutch wine site WijnWijs.eu, who has reviewed our book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking: Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture.
Here are some the things John wrote:
A Distinguished Wine Book
Two Swedish awards have been given to the latest book by Britt Karlsson from Sweden, with photos by her husband. And anyone who reads it will understand why.
If all things in the world concerning vineyards and winemaking can be complicated and entangled, this book explains it in simple words.
The book is on a very topical subject: Biodynamic, organic and natural winemaking. No, the book does not argue that everyone must stop using pesticides. It just explains what all the treatments are and what the (more) sustainable alternatives are.
Incidentally the book is not limited to talking about environmentally friendly issues “in the field”. It also provides information about other aspects of the environment and winemaking. Such as green-house gas issues, energy self-sufficiency, green transport, and the use of lighter bottles to minimise environmental impact.
In short, there has not previously been such a thorough and clearly written book on this subject. I recommend it to anyone who wants to get an understanding of organic and sustainable wine production and what the steps are in that direction.
The review is much longer than this. You can read all of it on WijnWijs.eu: Onderscheiden wijnboek.
Thank you John for your kind words!
Here is more information about the book: Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking: Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture. And about all our wine books.