Published December 20, 2014
A book written to providing information to the wine trader or consumer who wants to understand what is behind labels such as organic wine, biodynamics, natural wine and sustainable viticulture has been published.
Though the Floris Books-published book, Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking: Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture by Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, focuses on organics, it also addresses other aspect of sustainability and the environment. Given that the vast majority of organic wine today is produced in Europe, the focus is on the European organic winemaking and winegrowing methods.
The authors explain the background and the facts and go through the rules and regulations for what organic, biodynamic and natural wine is so that the reader or the wine consumer can make their own informed choices.
The book looks at the current market situation for organic wines, the trends and evolution as well as a historic background. It covers rules and regulations for viticulture and wine-making and certifications. There is also a chapter on recommended wine producers.
“There is a lot of both media attention and consumer interest today in organic wine but there is also a lot of confusion and misunderstanding of what these words – organic, biodynamic, natural, sustainable – really mean and what the differences are,” says author Britt Karlsson. “Our aim with this book was to explain all this and to give the consumers the tools and knowledge to make informed and intelligent decisions. So we are not really arguing for or against. We are ‘simply’ explaining.”
The authors have written four books on wine and this is the first one to be published in English.
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