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Pruning vines at Sedlescombe

Biodynamic British bubbly

Hazel Sillver

12th December 2013

The UK's first biodynamic sparkling white wine is available in time for Christmas. Hazel Sillver visited its creator, Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard in East Sussex, to find out more. more...
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Wine: how green is your glass?

Sophie Laggan

21st December, 2011

Certification is expensive and monitoring of ingredients can be difficult so it can be hard for consumers to make an informed choice about wine. Sophie Laggan takes a look at the options more...

Top 10…Organic Wines

Neil Palmer

18th February, 2011

Neil Palmer, co-director of wine merchants, Vintage Roots, and wine connoisseur extraordinaire, gives us his pick of the best organic wines around more...

Green Business: Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard

Ruth Styles

9th February, 2011

From biodynamic farming methods to persuading people to give English wine another try, the Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard's Roy Cook is transforming the British wine industry
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Biodynamic Agricultural Association

Biodynamic is a sustainable approach to farming inspired by Rudolf Steiner. We offer membership, workshops, events, training, books and DVDs, ready-made biodynamic preparations, advice, and regional groups. We offer organic and biodynamic certification.




Tel: 01453 759501
Web: www.biodynamic.org.uk
Email: office@biodynamic.org.uk
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What is biodynamic wine, and which bottles should you pick?

Laura Sevier

8th April, 2010

Its principals may seem strange but biodynamic winegrowers are in a league of their own when it comes to caring for soil, plant and planet. Plus, 10 wines to try in 2010 more...
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Starting a biodynamic vineyard

Monty Waldin

1st April, 2008

Making the transition from wine writer to viticulturist was a leap of faith for Monty Waldin. What could he expect from his new hilltop vineyard in the Pyrenees? more...
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Monty Waldin on biodynamic wine

Monty Waldin

1st March, 2009

Unsustainable and bad for the environment, industrial viticulture leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Pesticide-free and weed-friendly, biodynamic wine holds the key to an organic revolution.

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Making Sense of Swine Flu

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2009

In the last few years the Ecologist has written extensively on the flu – both the garden variety that strikes us on an annual basis and the wider threat of avian influenza, H5N1. more...
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Digging for gold

Monty Waldin

3rd March, 2009

Once again, Monty Waldin gets down on his hands and knees to pay homage to the cosmic forces bringing flavour and strength to biodynamic wine more...
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Bio what?

Monty Waldin

2nd March, 2009

Monty Waldin's thirst for good wines leads him to visit a biodynamic farm. More than just a load of bull, he finds, making rich, complex wines requires quality cow manure more...
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Break Free

Clare Oxborrow, Becky Price, and Peter Riley

1st November, 2008

In the past decade, the sales pitch of the biotech companies has shifted with the climate of public opinion. Public scepticism has remained high, but politicians seem to have bought enthusiastically into the GM ‘solution’. In many ways this encapsulates where science has gone wrong – by inventing technologies without first deciding what problems need addressing. If GM crops are the answer, what exactly is the problem? more...

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The language of the GM technology debate

Prof Guy Cook

1st October, 2008

The great GM debate is a complex one. Professor Guy Cook examines the ways in which the issue is often tackled - verbally that is. more...
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Grape expectations part 2: Monty Waldin reaps his biodynamic harvest

Monty Waldin

1st May, 2008

Battling a fractured back and the vagaries of the weather high in the Pyrenees, is the biodynamic dream of wine writer turned grower Monty Waldin about to turn sour? more...
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The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Laura Sevier

1st May, 2008

Farmer John Peterson is an eccentric organic farmer from the American Midwest and the star of this strangely compelling documentary. more...
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The new world of flying winemakers

Monty Waldin

1st December, 2006

Antipodean winemakers are still breathing fresh air into the stuffy Old World of wine. Monty Waldin reports more...
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Ferme de la Sansonnière

Monty Waldin

16th December, 2005

Monty Waldin visits La Ferme de la Sansonnière, one of France’s, if not the world’s, most complex Biodynamic vineyards more...
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Muck and magic

Robin Maynard

1st September, 2004

The mainstream farming media dismiss biodynamics as a fad affordable only by the wealthy – so why are big arable farmers sowing seeds under full moons? more...

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