Join the French Winophiles in their exploration of Bio Dynamic Wines.
I must be honest here and tell you that I am not very familiar with Bio Dynamic wines, especially those from other countries. I was a little nervous when Gwendolyn of Wine Predator chose this as our topic this month. I felt a little better after reading her Preview Post.
The bottle I chose to share today didn't have the markings of which Gwendolyn spoke but this website states that:
"In 2003, he embraced the practices of biodynamic agriculture wholeheartedly. In keeping with the family tradition of leading, Jean-Baptiste is now considered one of the leaders of biodynamic farming practices in Alsace."I figured that was as good as the markings and besides, I couldn't find any wines in my area stores that would be considered Bio Dynamic from France.
Eating with respect to the seasons, the earth, the environment and the locale is very important to me. I shop the local farmers markets when in season. I use a CSA. I buy my meats from local farmers. I raise my own eggs. I keep an eye on the Monterey Bay Fish Guide when buying fish and seafood.
So I really like this idea of having wine that is also earth friendly and responsible. I will be keeping an eye out for Bio Dynamic wines and I look forward to learning more about them today during our twitter chat at 11 AM ET following #winophiles.
I served this delicious, bright, sparkling wine with cod poached in olive oil. The wine is fruity and light. It paired amazingly well with the buttery cod. Cod is on the okay list as long as it is caught in the USA. Served up with organically grown vegetables, simply prepared, it made for the perfect dinner.
Let's take a look at which wines the others will be discussing today.......