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Biodynamics: although it might sound like a new body-toning regime, it's actually an approach to farming that's been around since the 1920s. Broadly speaking it's an organic method of farming which sees the growing process in terms of a whole host of interconnected elements: soil, plants, animals and the lunar cycle.

How does this relate to wine drinking? Well, the biodynamic calendar, based on the phases of the moon, provides a guide as to when wine should taste best. The argument goes that the moon's cycle influences more than just the planet's tides; it influences all living things – and so if we think of wine as a 'living' product, its qualities will change in harmony with the different phases of the moon.

Based on this philosophy, the best days to drink wine are 'fruit' and 'flower' days as these will be the optimum times for the expression of flavours and aromas. Less favourable days are 'leaf', 'root' and 'avoid' days although this isn't to say that you shouldn't drink wine on these days; it's just about maximising your drinking pleasure. Just consider saving that special bottle of vintage Bordeaux until the calendar is in either 'fruit' or 'flower' and if you're aware a wine producer follows biodynamic methods, we'd strongly advise you to avoid their wines on non-fruit or flower days.

Check out when wine tastes best this week.

  • Fruit Day
  • Flower Day
  • Leaf Day
  • Root Day

Wednesday 15

Root

root

 

 

Thursday 16

Flower

4h-19h

flower

Root

from 20h

root

Friday 17

Flower

from 3h

flower

 


Saturday
18

Flower

to 14h

flower

Leaf

from 15h

leaf
Sunday 19

Leaf

leaf

 

 

Monday 20

Leaf

leaf

 


Tuesday 21

Leaf

to 4h

leaf

Fruit

from 5h

fruit
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