Best Wine Tasting Signs in the Lunar Calendar

Biodynamic Gardening Report 12—August 8-14, 2014

This week, we discuss biodynamic principles with regard to wine tasting. Did you know that the days when wine tastes the very best are those times of the month when the moon passes through particular constellations? This episode is dedicated to Kyle Meyer of for his questions about wine tasting per the biodynamic calendar.


Santa Maria Valley’s Bien Nacido Vineyards employ biodynamic practices

Biodynamic gardening principles—some of the most ancient agricultural practices on the planet—require the farmer’s attention to moon phases and constellations to pursue the most effective gardening and farming practices on any given day in the month. San Luis Obispo County farmer Ralph Johnson of Jrjohnson Biodynamic Farms provides insight into how the moon’s phases affect gardening success.

  • Friday to Monday are good days for weeding and working the ground. With the full moon on August 10, we move into the best period for planting root crops (Tuesday & Wednesday are best for planting).
  • We discuss choosing the right day for tasting wine per the biodynamic calendar. When the moon passes through particular constellations, wine will taste better on those days than others. Important info to consider for party planning!
  • We also discuss swirling wine the correct way—clockwise in the northern hemisphere, incidentally. The swirling of the wine along the insides of the glass works in much the same way to align the liquid-molecular-energy via vortex as it does in Preparation 500, the solution of cured fertilizer dissolved in water at a ratio of 1000:1 that biodynamic farmers spray on their fields.
  • See also “Will a Fruit Day Make My Wine Taste Better?


—music: “Badfish” by Sublime

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