A few comments re Biodynamics
A slightly contentious thread regarding BioD is going on at FineWineMag.com (click on the link, and head to the Biodynamics comments). This in response to an article rebutting the practices of BioD, and has some interesting comments so far - including some by Beverly Blanning (MW) in favor of BioD...
Shocking, I say! Just shocking!
To have an MW who has in the past written quite well regarding wine and health spouting off the same dogmatic anecdotes of the cult followers who've already sipped the metaphorical Kool-aid.
Specifically, she comes to the aid of BioD by regurgitating the old wives tale about wines being easier to filter during certain phases of the moon, Steiner's followers not needing to produce proof of their claims, etc.
In fact, I've been racking wines for decades and haven't witnessed this effect, though perhaps by some misfortune I have always done so over some gravitational anomaly...though some local winemakers seem to have alleviated that pesky gravity problem by "open[ing] up the floors in their barreling rooms so the earth's gravitational forces can better meld with the wine's energy".
Have a good read at the link & make up your own mind...
(I wish I could reproduce the original article here for you in its entirety - I'll check to see if that is possible, if not I may be able to reproduce parts here and there with permission from the two authors.)