Pleasures and leisure: Biodynamic wine

Sometimes you just need to pause and enjoy the simpler pleasures in life, appreciate and celebrate the luxury of leisure and just be happy. That’s what life is all about, isn’t it? And no life is complete without the sweet cool taste of wine every now and then you can’t just resist it now, can you? When one says “Biodynamic” it indicates a concept that in the universe, everything is interconnected and that everything has their own “vibe”, or if you want to get technical, everything gives out a sort of its own resonance.

When it comes to biodynamics in orange winee, it is a process that is planned out before the wine making has even started. How does it work? Well, simply put, the process of planting, harvesting, watering, and so on are all sorted step by step. Basically, the biodynamic calendar is divided into four steps that are actually represented of the four elements. The days are divided as root days, fruit days, leaf days and flower days. Now, each of these days follow a specific practice, for example, you water the vines on the leaf days, prune during the root days, let the vines be and bloom during the flower days and finally, ideally harvest during the fruit days.

This is an age old practice that has been used even before the days of Plato. An example of it is that you won’t be harvesting on the leaf day, which is a representative of the water element. Why so? Well, the answer is simple: if you harvest on leaf day, you would probably have waterlogged or rotten grapes, because water!

Now if you are thinking about trying out biodynamic wine, know that they have to be certified. As for the taste, apart from some producers who focus on the secondary flavors, they don’t taste any different from the likes of which you are probably used to drinking. In fact, you might even start to prefer it.


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