The last word on biodynamic wines
Yeah, right. In my dreams.
I decided to see if my favorite wine blogger, Nilay Gandhi of 750 mL, had had anything to say about biodynamic wines. It turns out his posts only deal with specific biodynamic wines and winemakers, like Brooks, but he sent me this great e-mail that I'm going to reproduce in its entirety. Did I say how much I love his blog? Here's Nilay. EL
It's a great topic. You're right that people are definitely latching on to it, though I'm not sure why. It's sort of like the anti-sulfites craze to the extreme. Always annoyed me, actually, but some of the bioD makers are pretty talented. ...
BioD v. Organic is like Vegan v. Vegetarian--it takes a certain sense of insanity (the same part of the brain that says you can't eat honey because it might have once had a bee leg in it), that I guess you could classify as passion.
While the practical implications are suspect at best, what biodynamic means to me is that you have an extreme belief system in place, dedicated in every possible way to the production of good wine. No cutting corners, no selling out. A biodynamic winemaker is the Mussolini of his breed--whether good or evil, always certain. And I appreciate that level of commitment no matter what the trade.