April 22, 2009
Joly on Biodynamics
I'm almost finished with Nicolas Joly's book "Demystifying Biodynamic Wine". His passion and personality shine through in his writing, but you still have to have an open mind about biodynamics to get into the content. One theme that is constant is how there is a tangible and intangible world made up of matter and energies, and when these are harmonious and balanced, and when we treat the process with respect, something greater is allowed to happen. It reminds me a bit of yoga, or religion, and for that matter, the experience of drinking wine. These are all things which are often hard to describe and explain, and work on faith or feeling. And it's hard to deny these things once you've experienced them.