For those of you who really want to know how a biodynamic wine producer work in the vineyard, and also in the cellar, this book is indispensable. Monty Waldin is a specialist. He believes in biodynamic agriculture and although you, as a reader, may doubt some of the things he write, there is no denying that Monty has a wide experience of different kinds of viticulture, both conventional, organic and biodynamic.
In the book Monty explains in detail how you do the biodynamic preparations (the famous 500, 501 and the rest of them), why you do the process called dynamizing and how you work according to the moon calendar. The chapter on plant teas and decoctions is of interest today for all producers trying to limit their treatments, not only for biodynamic producers.
The few photos, all in black and white, give the book a somewhat outdated impression. But apart from that, this book is highly recommended. Both for the wine grower who want to know more about how to work with biodynamics and for the wine drinker who is just curious about the details of biodynamic and want to dispense with some of the myths and hypes around the methods.
Monty Waldin: Biodynamic Wine (2016)
Publisher: Infinite Ideas Limited