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FREE Virtual, Informal Wine Wednesday ~ Organic And Biodynamic Wines

    Wed, September 22, 2021 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)


Organic and Biodynamic Wines  by Marty Cook

This week, Wine Wednesday ventures into the confusing world of Organic and Biodynamic wines. The confusion stems from how these terms are defined and regulated. Our Federal government regulates use of the term “organic,” but “biodynamic” has no legal definition. The following excerpts are from Dr. Vinny of Wine Spectator:


“There are two types of organic listings on wine bottles. Wines can be made from certified organically grown grapes, avoiding any synthetic pesticides or additives, or, to take it a step further, “organic” wines are made from organically grown grapes, and are also made without any added sulfites (though naturally occurring sulfites will still be present).


Biodynamic is similar to organic farming in that both take place without synthetic chemicals; but biodynamic farming incorporates ideas about a vineyard as an entire ecosystem, and it also includes things such as astrological influences and lunar cycles. A biodynamic wine means that the grapes are farmed biodynamically, and that the winemaker did not make the wine with any common manipulations such as yeast additions or acidity adjustments. A wine “made from biodynamic grapes” means that a vintner used biodynamically grown grapes, but followed a less strict list of rules in winemaking.”

Still confused? Then, join us on Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:00 PM Eastern/New York Time for Wine Wednesday when we will discuss Organic and Biodynamic wines at greater length. Bring a representative wine of either of these genres with you and we will learn together! Also, remember to photograph the labels of your wine bottle (front and back) and email them to by 11 PM Eastern/New York time for inclusion in our weekly PowerPoint slide show of wines to be discussed! We look forward to seeing you!  All Zoom link information follows below.


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