When Wine Tastes Best: A Biodynamic Calendar for Wine Drinkers


Maria Thun and Matthias Thun

Out of print

Quick Look

  • Ensures you make the most of your bottles of wine by drinking them on the best possible days
  • From the authors of the Biodynamic Sowing and Planting Calendar

Shows the optimum days for drinking wine, and which days to avoid, in 2011.

148 x 105 mm
Floris Books
Biodynamics & Organics
colour illustrations
48 pages
Publication date:
19 Aug 2010


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 2010, 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 -- 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


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 almost fifty years of biodynamic research and experience at their farm in Germany.


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

Download on the App Store

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

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