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Opening a Bottle Editor-in-Chief Kevin Day

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Biodynamic vs. Organic Wines

What is the difference between biodynamic and organic wines? And why do they even matter? In this mini wine clinic, I’ll provide the fundamentals on what qualifies as biodynamic viticulture, how it is different from organic viticulture, and what the ramifications of these practices are on wine. A Q&A will follow. To join the Zoom meeting, please visit this page for the log-in details. Be sure you are logged in as it is behind our subscriber paywall.

The Five Wine Flaws to Look For (And What You Can Do About Them)

Thankfully, flaws are more uncommon now then they used to be, but with the explosion of natural wines on the market, the door has opened back up to brettanomyces (i.e. that dreaded horse stable smell), volatile acidity, mousiness and whole host of other potentially unpleasant experiences. And not all of these flaws are the result of natural winemaking, either. Join us for a quick, 30-minute presentation and discussion on the five most common flaws, and what you can do about […]

Key to Our Wine Icons

– Practicing Organic
 – Certified Organic
 – Practicing Biodynamic
 – Certified Biodynamic
– Promotes Biodiversity
– Old Vines
– Heroic Viticulture
– Volcanic Soil
– Traditional Winemaking
– Clay Vessel Winemaking
– Family-Operated Winery
– Historic Winery
– Co-operative Winery
– Négociant
– Stay at Winery
– Olive Oil Producer
– Age-Worthy Wine
– Expensive Wine (+$100)
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