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What is Biodynamic wine?

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Biodynamism is a complex system of precimples created by Rudolf Steiner in 1924. To simplify it, I would describe it as a step above organic agriculture. They will follow the lunar calendar before doing any works in the vineyard as the moon will have an effect on the crops. Chemical pesticides, fertilisers and herbicides are obviously forbidden. As organic production, farmers are allowed to use coppers and sulfites for treatments, but quantities are much lower. Many producers also have an esoteric approach and aim to work in a most natural approach as possible. There are few organisations that can give...

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Ever wondered how Rosé wine is made?

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Rosé is regarded as a simple fun wine, but actually, it is a complex wine to make and it requires high attention to details for winemakers. Most of  rosés are made from black grapes, therefore there is no white wine added to make it pink (Obviously there is always exceptions as La Jara rosé) If you harvest black grapes and decide to remove the skin, as a result you would have a wine white. For instance, most champagnes are made this way. For Rosé, winemakers keep the skin with the juice but for a very short period of time, then they...

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Video by Drone of Chateau Durfort in Corbieres.

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Video by Drone of Chateau Durfort in Corbieres.

Our Corbieres Chateau de Durfort has this name because the vineyard are on the side of a medial castle Durfort. On the following video, we have a beautiful view from a drone of the castle and the wild surrounding.  

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Winemaker Francois de Nicolay talking about his wine and biodynamie (In French)

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Wine and cheese is probably the best thing in the world

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Wine and cheese is probably the best thing in the world

The most popular dish in a wine bar is certainly a cheese board and I am sure most of you will agree with me.  Here is some basic tips about cheese and wine tasting : There is a lot of cheese, in France only, there are more than 300 types of cheese, therefore there are plenty of ways to pair it with wine Don't be afraid to match white wine with cheese, for instance a young goat cheese from Loire valley will go ideally with a Sauvignon blanc from Touraine. There is a reason why they come from the same...

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