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A Toast to Biodynamic Wine

By Kate_miller
A Toast to Biodynamic WineGrowing up, we never celebrated Thanksgiving with wine, champagne or anything else really fun. There was no religious excuse surrounding this decision. We just didn't do it.
And, I always thought that was a huge mistake. After all, we were living in this horrid little town in South Dakota. Just looking out the window could drive ya to drink!
Not to mention the family tensions. Mom had 11 sisters and every one of them had a 'better' idea on how to cook the turkey. God forbid they could ever enjoy a big group hug. (Champagne Cocktails could have helped this cause, too.)
A Toast to Biodynamic WineEverything is more palatable when we all get along. And, that's why I'm so fond of the concept of Biodynamic Wine.
It's a nice, fancy term for returning to our roots, finally listening to our elders and farming the good old fashioned way. Organic is great but Biodynamic takes it to the next level by making the land self-sustaining.
Cover crops return nitrogen to the soil. Trees, birds and bees all play a role. Essentially, the acreage becomes a nature preserve surrounding the vines.
A Toast to Biodynamic WineThanksgiving is Thursday ~ and half the nation is expected to show up with a side dish and a bottle of wine.
In the spirit of getting along, bring one from a Biodynamic Vineyard.
Why? Because the weather has been downright nutty. Talk at the Thanksgiving dinner table will most assuredly turn to global warming...
At which point, you can show off your wine, brag up biodynamics and act all smug!
Have a happy day however you choose to celebrate. :)
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