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Monty Waldin

The following definitions for our site have been kindly provided by Monty Waldin. He's written the definitive book on Biodynamic wines (Biodynamic Wine-Growing: Theory & Practice). Monty Waldin is a British broadcaster, author, and occasional winemaker specialising in organics and biodynamics.

He has experience working in conventional, organic and biodynamic vineyards and wineries in both hemispheres with the likes of the Lurton, Fetzer, and Gauby families convinced him where the future of luxury crops like wine lies. 

THREE BIODYNAMIC SPRAY PREPARATIONS
The other three biodynamic preparations are used as sprays. The principles of biodynamics feel that cow manure is immensely fertile:...
WHAT ARE THE NINE BIODYNAMIC PREPARATIONS & WHAT IS THE DESIRED OUTCOME FROM USING THEM?
The principles of biodynamics say that the nine preparations (conceptualized by Rudolf Steiner) would produce heathier, longer-lasting and more vital...
THE SIX COMPOST PREPARATIONS
The principles of biodynamics say to put six of the nine preparations in when making piles of compost, piles of...
HOW IS BIODYNAMICS DIFFERENT FROM ORGANIC OR SUSTAINABLE
There are roughly four ways to farm wine of any kind of food crop. The most common (90% of all...
WHAT IS BIODYNAMICS
Biodynamics is the oldest so-called green agriculture movement. It was devised by Rudolf Steiner of Steiner-Waldorf school fame in 1924, twenty...
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN WINES
Wines made using no animal-derived winemaking aids/additives like egg white, casein (from milk), gelatin (from mammals) and isinglass (from fish)...
What are “orange” wines?
Orange wines are white wines made using a technique first used thousands of years ago, when everything – grapes, juice,...
Why should we drink organic, biodynamic and natural wine?
The main reason is taste. Not everyone agrees organic/biodynamic/natural wines taste better (although we like to think so…!), but pretty...
What is natural Winemaking?
Natural wine is an important, growing if still slightly niche trend. Natural winemakers often use organic/biodynamic methods in the vineyards...

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