The “Grey House” Garden

On the very same historic day that the White House planted its first vegetable garden, I received my first organic seeds in the mail. It was a day that was a long time coming. Finally (!) our government appears to be recognizing the irrefutable link between food and our environment, our health and our community… Continue reading The “Grey House” Garden

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Stating The Obvious

The other night we were drinking a simply delicious biodynamic wine from Taburno, a region within Campagnia. The grape type is the ancient “Falanghina.” The vintage was 2005. There was a golden hue in the glass and deep pool of light seemed to radiate from within. The wine had a little forward effervesce and then… Continue reading Stating The Obvious

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Our New Web Site

The Organic Wine Journal is about to grow a new shoot… our web site. There’s been a lot of progress since our debut. We’ve written numerous articles and reviews, we’ve launched our Organic Winemaking Adventure with Tony Coturri that takes place in the fall. Wine journalists now seek us out for our comments; we are… Continue reading Our New Web Site

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Craving Green

Just when my stomach starts growling this time of year for the vibrant green flavors of spring, I’m glumly reminded that there are still weeks to wait until the first asparagus spear, fava bean pod, or itsy bitsy pea makes its way into New York’s farmer’s markets. Spring may have officially arrived, but, in the… Continue reading Craving Green

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No More Wine Word Processing

The mess involved in launching a new website is quickly reflected on your computer desktop. A million file icons spread out all over and you can barely remember what they’re all for, which you really needed and which you meant to delete. Somewhere in the middle, you remember that all the programming in the world… Continue reading No More Wine Word Processing

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The Luxury Of Ethics

The other day I attended a seminar by the Luxury Marketing Council on marketing “wellness.” The speakers were a panel of spa, yoga and nutrition professionals. They all said business was booming. Wealthy, upscale people want to eat well, have spa and yoga retreat vacations and anoint themselves from head to toe with the finest… Continue reading The Luxury Of Ethics

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Bring Your Own Organic Wine

The best thing about restaurants which allow you to bring your own wine is that you can open your favorite organic and biodynamic selections. The Organic Wine Journal staff had a boys-night-out recently at the restaurant Tartine in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. It’s a small, intimate setting where diners sit very close to each other while… Continue reading Bring Your Own Organic Wine

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Roman Holiday

Italians may lead the world in design and style, but they have fallen behind the organic and biodynamic wine bar curve. Rome is my favorite European city, and while attending the first annual Rome Film Festival I jumped at the chance to imbibe a few glasses of organic vino at one of the city’s beautiful… Continue reading Roman Holiday

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