Ithacork takes on biodynamics

17 August 2010
By Tom Mansell

Hello, strangers! Ithacork is back from a summer hiatus and ready to get our science on!

I’ve been working on a series of pieces for the New York Cork Report discussing the science of biodynamic and organic winegrowing. I’m up to my ears in Rudolf Steiner, Nicolas Joly, Maria Thun, Jamie Goode, and a whole bunch of scientific literature.

My first post went up last Thursday and has generated a slew of comments in spite of containing little controversial content.

I’ve also been interviewed about this project for the popular wine blog saignée, and that interview has also generated significant feedback.

The interview explains a lot about my motivation behind this project, which I have been meaning to undertake for quite a while. Hopefully by the end of the series, we’ll discover which biodynamic practices have some scientific merit and which ones are better left in the realm of the spiritual.

Throughout the series, I will be referencing my posts on NYCR and adding extraneous or supplemental information on this site. The official posts will go up on Thursdays over the next several weeks at The New York Cork Report.

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