“Ladies and gentleman let me introduce you to your new lifesaver : biodynamic wine !” says Olivia Innocenti Buckley of the Wild Free Innocent lifestyle blog.
What is Biodynamic?
Biodynamic refers to a particular type of farming that doesn’t use chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Biodynamic agriculture is based on the work of Rudolf Steiner who aimed at the ecological self-sufficiency of farms as cohesive, interconnected living systems.
Biodynamic wine essentially means that no chemicals or fertilizers are allowed , which in turn makes the wine sulphite free and that is the good news as it is the sulphites which give us those horrid hangovers !
The Production of Biodynamic Wine
There are only about 620 biodynamic wine producers in the world as it is very difficult to achieve the biodynamic status. Prices of these are also a bit higher than your typical bottle due to the complex production process but totally worth it.
First of all you really feel you are drinking a cleaner more refined wine, secondly you can smell and taste the fruity hints much more and last but not the least you will not have a sore head the next day. This has been tried and tested by yours truly on several different occasions and never once did I feel bad the next day after drinking biodynamic wine !
It is slowly but surely finally becoming more popular so you can find some at your local supermarket (Waitrose has about 20 different types) and ask for some biodynamic wine at restaurants.
More than Organic
Make sure it is not only organic – it has to fully be biodynamic !
The Biodynamic Wine process : a holistic view of agriculture.
- Fruit Days – ideal for harvesting
- Root Days – ideal for pruning
- Flower Days – ideal for resting
- Leaf days- ideal for watering plants
Try it for Yourself
If you want a real taste of excellent biodynamic wine, head to 40 Maltby Street in London which has an incredible selection of chemical and pesticide-free wines and a delicious kitchen serving rustic organic food.