Fabulous French Biodynamic Wines and some Exquisite Pairings #Winophiles

biodynamic adjective bio·​dy·​nam·​ic | \ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-di-ˈna-mik, Definition of biodynamic  1 : of or relating to a system of farming that follows a sustainable, holistic approach which uses only organic, usually locally-sourced materials for fertilizing and soil conditioning, views the farm as a closed, diversified ecosystem, and often bases farming activities on lunar cycles...

In our conversation with Rudy Marchesi of Montinore Estates, we asked him about biodynamics. The winery was Certified biodynamic in 2008. Rudy had set this process up while he was still working for the Montinore Estate as an employee. The Motivation & learning Pheloxera was what originally...

It's the season for bubbles and this past October I was able to do an amazing tasting and pairing event with sparkling wines from Gloria Ferrer at the Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla Washington. I met Sarah Tracey of The Lush Life the...

The 12th Day of Wine demanded digging in the cellar for something special and Michael perused the Tablas Creek Wines that we patiently wait to open, allowing them to age as we gaze longingly at the Vintage chart waiting for them to be in their...

We've come to the 11th Day in our 12 Days of Wine and we pulled a beautiful bottle of Ballard Canyon Syrah out from Larner Vineyard & Winery. 2013 Larner Estate Syrah - Reserve Larner 2013 Ballard Canyon Syrah Reserve Our finest Syrah from the 2013 vintage has...

Andrew Beckham has merged his two loves, ceramics and wine.  The bottle for this wine lists it as "Creta A.D. Beckham MMXVI Amphora Pinot Noir".  This wine was made in a terra cotta vessel.  A vessel made right here in his studio on the vineyard. ...

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