Wine: Shooting for the moon

Biodynamic wine production may sometimes get a bad press, but at its heart is a deep regard for the natural world, writes Tomas Clancy.

20th July, 2014
Biodynamic viticulture and the production of biodynamic wine are two of the most divisive aspects of modern wine culture.

Forty-five years ago this evening, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first of our species to set foot on another body in the universe.

The moon was chosen as our first extra-terrestrial destination because it was the closest and potentially the cheapest off-world location, but also because it has been a centrepiece of all activity after dark from the dawn of civilisation.

The moon, in conjunction with other forces, shifts and pulls the entire body...

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