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Biodynamic Wine, Demystified Paperback – 1 Aug 2008


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  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Wine Appreciation Guild (1 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934259020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934259023
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 982,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nicolas Joly is a wine maker and a pioneer in the biodynamic wine movement. He is the author of "What is biodynamic Wine?" and "Wine from Sky to Earth." Mike Benziger is a winegrower and the general manager of Benziger Family Winery, which was named winery of the year in 2012 by "Wine & Spirits" magazine. Joshua Greene is the editor and publisher of "Wine & Spirits" magazine.

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First of all, to all interested in this book Amazon recomends buying this book in a bunch with "What is Biodynamic Wine?: The Quality, the Taste, the Terroir" but beware that both books are almost the same (I'd say 90% of the text is exactly the same), they have a different name and the one I am reviewing has some additions in chapters 3 and 4, appendix and a new foreword. Don't make the same mistake I did.

From then on both reviews can be used in either of the texts so here is a copy paste of the review I wrote for the other book. I hope you find it useful.

"I bought the book because I was curious about byodinamics into wine but being familiar with byodinamics, it is not that I am a supporter or have deep knowledge on the subject but just I know in general terms what is about.

In general I found it an interesting book to read and think about but to start with, I mean chapter one, I found it to be a bit-of-too-much of an archaetypical vision of science opposed to nature as if they weren't compatible or even the same, mixed with a very deep pesimistic vision about what technology has brought to us compared to how things were in the 'Old times' where things seemed to be, according to the author, like paradise on Earth. If you mix that with the fact that he purposely uses a 'story' style to explain things and, with a mixture of basic science and common places, tries to explain why and how things work, the start cannot be worse or more deceptive. Added to this, in chapter one, more space is given to the nettle than to the vine -even though the chapter has to do with the Appellation de Origin Controlé (AOC)- and so the picture is complete.
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I found this book ok,not much detail on how to do things,I would say he is quite right about the problems that the A.O.C have in France,But his wine speak's for it's self,not sure the book is given the correct picture.
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Great Introduction to biodynamic wine 13 April 2014
By Alexander Eguidazu - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I like how he introduces us to the concept of how biodynamic wine is made and the importance of it, i would have liked a bit more deeper explanations in why the processes used will have an influence in the grape, but without doubt worth a read and worth buying and appreciating this wines.
A great read 9 Sept. 2014
By Bob from Michigan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Fascinating. I tend to think that a lot of Joly's ideas are just hocum, however this is a seminal book in understanding the thought process behind the making of biodynamic wine. A clear and concise explanation of all of the important ideas - a must read for anyone who is curious about viticulture.
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Not very academic or instructive 18 Sept. 2009
By Lcdo M. Ruiz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I consider the content of the book very dogmatic. There are too much places in which the author asume many things which a not proven.
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