They're just .005% of U.S. wineries, yet biodynamic wineries snagged 8% of the top U.S. spots on the prestigious Wine & Spirits 100 list. Learn more
Biodynamic wines took off in the teens, with wider recognition of taste improvement triumphing over mystical misperceptions. Climate friendly was a plus, too.
A major natural foods chain is the first to stock only wines from certified organic or biodynamic vines. Consumers can find 128 biodynamic wines on its shelves.
BD wineries are .003% of U.S. wineries (60 out of 10,000), yet are 8% of U.S. winners in wine's most competitive awards program. Hear from three winning producers and how trying biodynamic viticulture changed their minds and their wines.
Biochemist and researcher John Fagan ate herbicide ridden oatmeal—for science—and discovered his body's healing qualities.
Based in Tuscany, our Italian correspondent shares his top five wines ($20-100) from the length and breadth of Italy.
The natural wine movement is energized and energizing, but what's used on the vines is sometimes unclear. Meet four producers with certified biodynamic vines.
Ready to celebrate? Or do you just like bubbles?
Treats to enjoy apres whatever. There's port, there's grappa, there's brandy. Take your pick.
• The Worldwide Adventures of Andrew Beedy, Biodynamic Consultant
His work with Alan York drew fame in the hit documentary The Biggest Little Farm. What's next? Helping the Chinese government go organic.
• From Grapes to Apples: Biodynamic Producers in the Cider Revolution
Though nascent, biodynamic cider is now a thing. Meet the makers.
• Toxic Free Futures: Wine Country Towns Banning Glyphosate
In Sonoma and Napa, local governments are backing away from the herbicide .
• The Deep Roots History of Biodynamic Farming
Roman viticulture, Hindu cosmic forces, European herbal traditions and other influences are part of biodynamic farming history.
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