Category: Blogs

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Mission Impossible – The Restaurant Wine List

    We have been drinking organic wine for the last seven years, or, to put it better, trying to drink organic wine. Finding a bottle at the retail level had often been a sleuthing game worthy of Agatha Christie. Years ago, in the heart of Sonoma, we went into a hip-looking wine boutique, filled with a…