Tag Archives: Organic

Muddy Water goes organic

For many people the whole organic thing, whether it’s certified or not, is a bit of a fad. But there are still plenty who live by it. Muddy Water can now be added to that list from the beginning of this month, with their 2011 Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir set to be their first …

Wine tastes better on fruit & flower days

Many of us have noticed that the same wine can taste different when we try another bottle on a different day. It’s certainly happened me before. At times I may try a wine and think of it as pretty average, but if I taste another bottle of the same wine on a different day, it …

Viognier: Victim Vitis Vinifera

To describe Viognier as the bridesmaid of the great whites doesn’t just hold a bitter truth, but a serious lesson in the dangers of the global fashioning and commoditisation of wine. As Chardonnay and then Sauvignon Blanc became international flavours of the times during the 1980s and 1990s, with every wine-producing country in the world …

Bio-dynamic Chablis by Brocard, naturally…

Following on from our pre-Christmas post (Lunar Organic the Next Craze?) and the addition of the glorious new wines to our list, it’s fitting to look at a newbie that practices bio-dynamic farming. Not quite hocus pocus potions, monthly moon cycles or religious sacrifices, but a method that utilises the principles of organic farming. Jean-Marc …

Lunar Organic the next craze?

Try to imagine a long line. At one end is full-on, industrial wine making with fertilisers, fungicides and satellite images of carbon dioxide uptake rates. Yes, that’s right, the €5.99 slush on offer in the supermarket and kind of tastes like the wine you had last week. As you move along you find those who …