Posts Tagged ‘organic’

Nature is the Spirit: A lesson in Biodynamic Viticulture from Ted Lemon of Littorai.

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

(Hi everyone. I’m Cara Patricia, a full time student of wine & beverage. I originally published this article on my personal blog, DECANTchicago.com, which revolves around the strange world of Biodynamic viticulture.  Biodynamic is a step up from typical Organic and is quite confusing to most at first. I hope that the following article gives you a little more insight into what Biodynamic means and why we tend to be drawn to sustainable, earth-friendly, terroir driven wines in our search for deliciousness in winemaking at our LUSH stores. Some of wines I will talk about are available at LUSH. Cheers!)

What a great seminar we had at the Avenues in Chicago’s Peninsula Hotel!  Hosted by Maverick Wine Company, Ted Lemon, founder of Littorai in Sonoma,  held a very informative and excellent discussion about Biodynamic viticulture and winemaking. During which we also were able to sample eight of his wines using organic, sustainable, and full-on biodynamic procedures. (more…)

Nature is the Spirit: A lesson in Biodynamic Viticulture from Ted Lemon of Littorai.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

(Hi everyone. I’m Cara Patricia, the current Events Coordinator for LUSH and full time student of wine & beverage. I originally published this article on my personal blog, DECANTchicago.com, which revolves around the strange world of Biodynamic viticulture.  Biodynamic is a step up from typical Organic and is quite confusing to most at first. I hope that the following article gives you a little more insight into what Biodynamic means and why we tend to be drawn to sustainable, earth-friendly, terroir driven wines in our search for deliciousness in winemaking at our LUSH stores. Some of wines I will talk about are available at LUSH. Cheers!)

What a great seminar we had at the Avenues in Chicago’s Peninsula Hotel!  Hosted by Maverick Wine Company, Ted Lemon, founder of Littorai in Sonoma,  held a very informative and excellent discussion about Biodynamic viticulture and winemaking. During which we also were able to sample eight of his wines using organic, sustainable, and full-on biodynamic procedures. (more…)

Wine is alive.

Friday, October 17th, 2008
 

WINE IS ALIVE!

 

*Wine as a living entity

Wine should be treated as a living thing. 

 

 

It is an organic, agricultural product that reacts to native yeasts, oxygen, temperature, wood, and many additional factors.  Once in barrel, the wine is tinkered with to pull out the desired flavors, weight, tannin, and so on to achieve deliciousness and balance.  As the wine hangs out in barrel, it changes constantly and absorbs new characteristics from the influences of its environment, including the barrel, humidity, temperature swings and such.  New or old wood, American, French, or Hungarian wood, steel or concrete…the vessel impacts a wine.  The winemaker will decide when to pull the wine from the barrel and bottle it…which also affects flavor, style, and complexity. 

 

 

Geez, so complicated... (more…)