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Voodoo Vintners

Oregon's Astonishing Biodynamic Winegrowers
Cole, Katherine (Book - 2011)
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Could cow horns, vortexes, and the words of a prophet named Rudolf Steiner hold the key to producing the most alluring wines in the world--and to saving the planet? In Voodoo Vintners wine writer Katherine Cole reveals the mysteries of biodynamic winegrowing and explores its practice on Oregon vineyards. Cole's story of biodynamic winegrowing starts on the back of a motorcycle in Persia and ends on a farm where the work is done by draft horses, chickens, and goats. It is a tradition that can be traced from Paleolithic times to the finest domaines in Burgundy today. At the epicenter of the American biodynamic revolution are the Oregon vintners who believe that this spiritual style of farming results in the truest translations of terroir and the purest pinot noirs possible. Cole introduces these "voodoo vintners" of Oregon, revealing why the need to farm biodynamically courses through their blood and examining their motivations and rationalizations." Voodoo Vintners answers the call of oenophiles everywhere for more information about this "beyond organic" style of farming. Cole's engaging narrative is a must-read for anyone interested in wine, sustainable agriculture, or the food movement.
Authors: Cole, Katherine
Title: Voodoo vintners
Oregon's astonishing biodynamic winegrowers
Publisher: Corvallis, OR : Oregon State University Press, 2011
Characteristics: x, 182 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Katherine Cole
Contents: In the old country
The gospel of Rudolf Steiner
The banality of cow horns and broomsticks
Science? or sci-fi?
The neo-naturalists
The Burgundians
The Oregonians
Big biodynamics
The glam factor
The green factor
The naysayers
Laly Ahnkuttie
ISBN: 0870716050
Branch Call Number: 634.888409795 C6895v 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Wine and wine making Oregon Organic farming Oregon Viticulture Oregon
Topical Term: Authors, American
Wine and wine making
Organic farming
LCCN: 2010053121
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Biodynamic winemaking and farming is becoming more common. Purity is the key in this great narrative of sustainable agriculture and aspiring vintners in the competitive Oregon wine scene.

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