If you spend any time around winemakers in France these days you will hear about biodynamic farming. You will also hear about fruit, flower, root and leaf days and what you should and should not do in the cellar and in the vineyard on which days. The biodynamists claim that wines show at their best on fruit and flower days, and not so well on root and leaf days.
So what does it all mean? This little book (all of 48 pages, in 4 inch by 6 inch format) will give you a quick explanation of the biodynamic calendar and month by month charts showing the fruit, flower, leaf and root days from December 1, 2009 to the end of December 2010. Does the position of the moon, planets and constellations in the sky really affect the wine you bring up from your cellar (or grab off a retail shelf) for dinner this evening? Difficult to know for certain, but with this calendar in hand, you can begin to experiment for yourself. And you might just hold off on opening that bottle of '61 Latour or '78 La Tache until the next fruit day rolls around.