When Wine Tastes Best: A Biodynamic Calendar for Wine Drinkers


Maria Thun and Matthias Thun

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Shows the optimum days for drinking wine, and which days to avoid, from December 2009 to December 2010.

148 x 105 mm
Floris Books
Biodynamics & Organics
colour illustrations
48 pages
Publication date:
24 Sep 2009


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!

Starts in December 2009 to cover the Christmas season.


'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.'
-- 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.'
-- Colin Harkness, Costa News


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

Maria Thun and her son, Matthias, base this calendar on over forty years of biodynamic research and experience at their farm in Germany.


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

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