The purpose of the book is to explain what these different types of winemaking practices are about, organic, biodynamic, natural, sustainable etc. What is allowed. What is not allowed. How it works. What are the benefits. And what are the drawbacks.
The biggest part of the book is about organic winemaking. Biodynamics, as well as natural winemaking, are treated as special cases. We also touch on all other aspects of wine and its environmental impact: “sustainable” methods, often called culture raisonnée in French, water forest resources etc. The original title of the book was “Wine and the Environment; Organics, Biodynamics, and Natural.”
At the end of the book we have a section on wine producers that we recommend that work according to these principles.
For the original Swedish edition we won the award as Best Wine Book for Professionals in Sweden. And we were runner-up, second place, in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, in the category World’s Best Educational Wine Books.
We have published four books in Swedish:
• The Wines and Winemakers of the Languedoc
• The Creation of a Wine
• Biodynamic, organic and natural winemaking. Sustainable viticulture and viniculture
• France, the Country of Wine
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