When Wine Tastes Best: A Biodynamic Calendar for Wine Drinkers

2014

Matthias Thun

Availability:
Out of print

Quick Look

  • Discover the best days to uncork your favourite bottle
  • As used by wine experts and leading retailers
  • Shows the optimum days, and those to avoid, for drinking wine, in 2014

Shows the optimum days for drinking wine, and which days to avoid, in 2014.

Format:
paperback
Size:
148 x 105 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Biodynamic Wine; Biodynamics & Organics
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Extent:
48 pages
ISBN:
9780863159985
Publication date:
05 Sep 2013

Description

When you buy a bottle of wine to enjoy at home, wouldn’t you like to know when it’s going to be at its best?

Based on Maria Thun’s biodynamic calendar, this handy little pocket guide tells you which days are optimum wine-drinking days, and which days to avoid if you want to get the most out of your glass. At least two supermarket chains only do their wine tastings on the best days as indicated by this calendar!

Includes a bonus month, December 2013, to cover the Christmas season.

Reviews

'A number of heavy weights in the wine industry agree with her - supermarkets Tesco and Marks & Spencer only hold tastings on the days which her calendar says are favourable.'
-- Jamie Irving, Greatgrapes Blogspot

'Anyone saving those extra-special bottles for christmas and the New Year might want to consult a new biodynamic tasting calendar -- and hold off on the corkscrew.'
-- Richard Woodward, Decanter.com

'Whatever you think about biodynamic viticulture, it might be a fun experiment.'
-- Julia Harding, Jancisrobinson.com

'David Motion, owner of The Winery in London's Maida Vale is now a convert and stocks a range of biodynamic vintages. "A root day wont make a good wine taste bad, but on a fruit day the wine is amost leaping out the bottle and singing ta-dah!'
-- Jessica Fellows, Telegraph.co.uk

'Any critics reading this (I'm sure there are one or two!) might like to know that according to the Thuns, and leading organic/biodynamic writer Hilary Wright, it has been shown that using biodynamic techniques can have a significant effect on the quality of produce.'
-- Costa News

'This pocket-sized guide to the best days for drinking wine will be of great interest to those who enjoy the subtleties of a glass of wine…

'No avid wine drinker would want to be without this guide and with Christmas not so far away, and at such a modest price, When Wine Tastes Best would make an excellent 'stocking filler' for any friends and relatives who you know enjoy a glass of wine.'
-- Rosemary Usselman, New View

Author

Matthias Thun is a Floris Books featured author. Read all about this author's life and work on our dedicated author page.

Matthias Thun is the son of Maria Thun, the biodynamic pioneer who died in 2012. He is continuing her research into the effects of agricultural biodynamic methods on their farm in Germany.

Media

An interactive app is also available, called 'When Wine Tastes Best', for iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads. Download it for free from the Apple App Store. Today's data is free, and you can buy the data for the rest of the year for £2.29.
When Wine Tastes Best App from the App Store (iOS only)




Links

Find out more about Maria Thun and her work on our Maria Thun Life and Work page.

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