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How’s it going for “natural wines”?

Very strange things – even completely incorrect – are sometimes written and said about “natural wines”, the wine category that a few years ago became one of the hottest subjects among wine geeks (and that still is largely limited to the wine geek crowd), and one that no one can really agree on what it […]

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Austrian Respekt-Biodyn certifies biodynamic winemakers

Demeter is a large, global organization that certifies biodynamic wine growers and other farmers. But Demeter is not alone in doing this. In France, Biodyvin certifies around 100 members. And now there is also a third group, with headquarters in Austria, called Respekt-Biodyn. This group is working, just like Biodyvin, only the wineproducers. Respekt-Biodyn’s members […]

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When the Amazon book recommendations make you happy

If you shop at Amazon you are no doubt familiar with their recurring marketing mails. Depending on what you have previously bought and looked at they send you recommendations for other things “that might interest you”. The other day I had one of those mail after having browsed for some technical wine books. At the […]

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Biodynamic Wine by Monty Waldin | book review

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 […]

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Organic and biodynamic wine book on Amazon

Books from BKWine and two wine university professors If you are an Amazon customer you know that they regularly come with suggestions of new purchases . Sometimes they are surprising and sometimes they are spot on. We often buy wine books of course. We have quite a few, probably a bigger wine library than most. […]

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Château de la Dauphine in Fronsac is now certified organic

One of our favourite chateaux in Bordeaux, the beautiful Château de la Dauphine in Fronsac, will be certified organic from vintage 2015, now resting in the chateau cellar. We have visited the chateau on a regular basis since a few years back and we have understood that, among other things, the fact that the chateau […]

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What people say about our book on organic wines

We have been pleased to see a few reviews recently of the English language edition of our book on organic wines: Organic, Biodynamic, and Natural Winemaking. Here’s what they say: ”A very interesting book.  It discusses and describes organic, biodynamic, and natural wine making, and viticulture in terms that anyone, not just a wine producer […]

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Time for Millésime Bio 2016, the organic wine fair

The world’s biggest wine fair for organic wine will take place on January 25-27, 2016 in Montpellier, Millésime Bio, or if you prefer the World Organic Wine Fair. This is certainly a very important wine fair to visit for anyone interested in organic wines (and biodynamic). But it is also a very interesting wine show […]

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Leafy Christmas gift…

A wine book is an excellent Christmas gift, especially for a wine lover… We have written four wine books, some of which have won both national and international prizes, most recently “the Nobel prize” of wine books (as they OIV jokingly called it). Unfortunately only one of them has so far been translated to English […]

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Book Awards #2, almost…: Gourmand Awards nominations for two of our books

We almost won an award (or two!) in the international Gourmand Awards (Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards) but not quite. We are still very proud to have been nominated to the international finals with two of our books. A bit like being nominated to the Academy Awards (Oscars) for film stars… (No other parallels between […]

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Weingut Umathum: red and white quality wines from Austria, and a rosé

The Umathum family has been grape grower and farmer for many generations in Burgenland in eastern Austria. Joseph Umathum has been at the helm of the company since 1985. Since the early 90s Umathum is recognized as one of the top wine producers in Austria. The vineyards are situated on the eastern, northern and western […]

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Jonas Larsson on our book on organic wines: “an eminent book”

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 […]

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Champagne Fleury Blanc de Noirs Brut | Britt’s Wine of the Month

Champagne Fleury is one of the organic and biodynamic pioneers in Champagne. The family Fleury is found in the southernmost part of Champagne, in the Côte de Bar, famous for its high quality Pinot Noir grapes. This blanc de noirs is made only from these Pinot Noir grapes. It is dry champagne that has a […]

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Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture, “Best Drinks Health Book”

Beautiful Gourmand Awards for our book on organic wine

A little while back I could announce that our new book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture had won two Swedish awards in the Gourmand International Cook Book Awards: “Best Wine Book for Professionals” “Best Drinks Health Book” It has also been nominated to the short-list of the international competition so it […]

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Do organic wines taste better? German wine producers answer

Organic, biodynamic and natural wines have a more concentrated flavour than traditionally produced wines, some of the producers claimed at a seminar on German organic wines that I recently attended. The international wine world seems to be increasingly aware of how important it is that wine be produced in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. […]

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“At the end, I understood rather more”, Rosemary George, MW, on our book on organic wines

Rosemary George is a Master of Wine wine writer spending a big part of the year in the Languedoc. Languedoc is the region with the highest proportion of organic wine producers in France. So it was natural for us to include quite a lot of winery recommendations from the Languedoc in our book on organic […]

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“A uniquely thorough and clear book”, WijnWijs on our book on organic, biodynamic and natural wines

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 […]

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Organic viticulture: How do you use less copper?

It does not matter if you are organic or not. All vineyards can suffer from various diseases. Against certain fungal diseases, downy mildew for example, you can spray with copper, usually in the form of copper sulphate. Both organic and conventional growers use copper but the conventional ones can also, or instead, use synthetic chemical […]

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“Best Wine Book for Professionals” and “Best Drinks Health Book” Gourmand Awards for our Organic Wine Book

We are very proud to let you know that we have been awarded not just one but TWO awards for our book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture: “Best Wine Book for Professionals” “Best Drinks Health Book” Both awards were given in the Swedish qualifying round for the international World Gourmand Awards […]

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Our organic wine book spotted in Brazil! In a restaurant to go to

It is very exciting to find one’s book somewhere on a book shelf, in a book shop, or in someone’s hands. A little while back someone came up to me and wanted me to sign a copy of the book. Fantastic. It is not quite as if you are Oprah Winfrey, but it still makes […]

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WinesWorld on our Organic Wine Book: “a very valuable book for every wine enthusiast”

Our book on organic wines has been reviewed in WinesWorld. “WinesWorld’s Wine, Food & Travel Magazine”, as is the full name, is an online ezine on wine. They have just published a review of our Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture. Here are a few excerpts from the review: This well illustrated […]

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Algae, hormones, bacillus and plant extracts: new organic pesticides

In 2015 we will see new pesticides in the vineyard, developed for organic wine growers. And of course for others who want to limit their use of synthetic products. Vacciplant, from the company Goëmar, is based on laminarin (brown algae), and has been approved for use as a plant stimulator against powdery mildew. Pheromones are […]

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Millesime Bio wine show

Millésime Bio, organic wine fair with a record number of visitors

The world’s largest wine fair for organic wines closed its doors recently, on January 28th, after three successful days. The fair is held every year in Montpellier and does not stop growing. This year the fair had room for over 800 exhibitors and over a hundred producers were on the waiting list. Next year it […]

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JancisRobinson.com on our Organic Wine Book: “sound overview of the arguments for and against”

JancisRobinson.com has recently published a review of our new book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking, sustainable viticulture and viniculture. We are indeed very happy for it to be one of the featured books on Jancis Robinson’s site, written by Dublin-based journalist and broadcaster Paul O’Doherty. Here are some excerpts from the review: From the start […]

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The Wine Economist on our organic wine book: “a fine book, worth your attention”

I just saw a beautiful review by The Wine Economist of our book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking: Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture. Mike Veseth, The Wine Economist, is professor emeritus of international political economy at the University of Puget Sound. He is also the author of two books, Wine Wars and Extreme Wine. Today I […]

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Wijnkronieken on Biodynamic, Organic, and Natural Winemaking

Wijnkronieken on our book on Organic (etc) Wine: “gives an excellent insight”

Wijnkronieken, written by Mariella Beukers, is an authoritative Dutch wine site (or blog if you prefer). It has a wealth of wine information, mainly in Dutch but sometimes also in English. Recently Mariella did a review of our new book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking: Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture. Here are a few selected excerpts […]

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Carl Edmund on our Organic Wine book: “I am very impressed”

We know Carl Edmund as someone who is passionate about wine and about food. He is particularly passionate about wine and food from Champagne, perhaps since that is where he lives. He recently wrote a comment on our new book Biodynamic, Organic, and Natural Winemaking, Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture that I just can’t help but […]

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Wine-searcher on Biodynamic, Organic, and Natural Winemaking: “perfect book for people who want to learn about organic and biodynamic wines”

Wine-searcher.com has, since they branched out from being a pure wine price search engine to also be a wine news site, rapidly become one of the most read wine sites in the world. So we were very glad to see that they had decided to review our new book Biodynamic, Organic, and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable […]

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

Tom Cannavan at Wine-Pages.com has just published a review of our new book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking. 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 […]

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“Biodynamic, Organic, and Natural Winemaking” press release has been noticed in media

“You make it and they will buy it” is a patently mistaken marketing principle. You have to tell the world about what you do too. Even if you think it what you have done is good, or at least OK, you still have to make people aware of it. That’s why we occasionally send out […]

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