Wine Sorcery – Don’t be Taken In
“There have been several informal, small scale tests of the calendar, but these haven’t had the necessary rigour to provide any significant results. But a study just published, led by two very well known researchers, Wendy Parr and Dominique Valentin, has subjected the notion that the biodynamic calendar affects the taste of wine to a proper scientific examination. It shows quite clearly that root days and fruit days have no effect on the way wine tastes….
“Will this stop people using the biodynamic calendar? I doubt it. If we change our beliefs, it is rarely because someone has presented us with facts.”
Jamie is right. It won’t stop the “Woo Hoo” crowd from claiming that Biodynamic wine tasting (or wine growing) is nature’s directive, rather than what so many of us know it to be: marketing and sorcery.