Three Sheets To The Wind

When I am not obsessing about organic and biodynamic wine, I relax by obsessing about sailing, often by thumbing through my favorite magazine, the British-based Yachting World. Imagine my surprise and joy, when there among the breathtaking photos of racing yachts, was...

To Our Readers In Italy – Cercasi aiuto!

Ceracasi rappresntante in Italia per l’ Organic Wine Journal. Questa pesona avra’ due incarichi. Il primo incarico: scrivere, produrre e trovare aritcoli e storie a proposito il mondo del vino organico e biologico in Italia, profili di aziende vinicole e persone...

Biodynamic Winegrowing – Myth or Reality?

More and more wine lovers and professionals are discovering a source of complexity, a surge of vitality and an additional purity in the increasing number of biodynamic wines. There is also no doubt that this type of agriculture can be confusing to those who try to...

Ditch The Heavyweight Glass Bottles

I’ll be honest; I wouldn’t buy a wine that was contained in anything else but a glass bottle. Bag in Box? Nada. PET bottle? Irredeemably naff. Tetrapak? That’s for milk. But it’s time to fight the creeping tendency towards bottling wine in ever thicker and heavier...

Discovering Organic Wines

Many years ago I stood in the middle of an organic vineyard for the very first time (Aubert de Villaine’s at Bouzeron in the Cote Chalonnaise, since you ask ). I could tell the difference from the conventional vineyard next door with ease. There were flowers between...

The Benziger Dilemma

Benziger is the last family winery of its size left in California. Located in Glen Ellen, it has, as the Europeans say, a “beautiful position.” With its verdant rolling hills, constant blue skies, and the warm Sonoma earth, I can see why Mike Benziger staked his claim...