There is no doubt that more and more fascinated private individuals and professionals are discovering a source of complexity, a surge of vitality, and an additional purity in the increasing number of biodynamic wines;
There is also no doubt that this type of agriculture, which differs from biological agriculture insofar as it adds very small amounts of preparations per hectares, quantities varying from one to one hundred grams, that have usually been dynamised in water, can upset those who try to understand it. How can such small quantities have any real effect on the quality of wine? Wouldn’t the result be the same with simple biological agriculture? Etc…
Faced with these questions, the group of those in favour and those against puff themselves up by publicly making boasts on a regular basis, as behind the scenes both sides prepare for battle.
In order to pass from the profound convictions which generate belief to knowledge and thus a more rigorous demonstration, there is finally a step to be taken here. It is on this approach that partially depends the authenticity of the quality of our future wines.
Let us begin by observing the corpse of an animal that has just died. In a few weeks its simple elements will again be part of the earth. Thus the question to ask is: where are the energies which constructed this organism in such a sophisticated manner ?Who took the calcium to sculpt the bone? Who took the silica to form the hair? Don’t these forces exist in other ways besides forming embryos ?
A seed, an egg. Are they not only receptacles of a perfectly organised world of energy which the forces of life give to Earth, which exists independently of their link with matter, through which they become visible ?
By asking these questions, we enter as do every day a few more physicist, thanks for example to magnetic resonance, into the discovery of laws that are very real and concrete, but are no longer, so to speak, terrestrial laws, in the sense that they are not submitted to the force of gravity, to this world of weight and volume discovered by Newton. It thus concerns laws that can not be measured in the same way.
In the third edition of my book “Wine From Sky to Earth” now available in height languages, I devote an entire chapter to a presentation of tests, which are well-known in certain circles, that give images of this world of energies in the wine and the food, and the manner in which different types of agriculture can modify them. The microscope does not have access to these realities.
What must be understood here is that living beings are only a sum of frequencies or rhythms. It’s a vibratory world. There is no life without frequencies and mini-frequencies !
Our society and each one of us use this vibratory world on a daily basis, through satellites, portables, transmitters, microwaves, etc. We use it to such an extent that it becomes a problem, as this abundance of new frequencies disturbs those frequencies which influence life itself. No one is surprised to hear the voice of someone thousands of miles away on their portable. With the help of the portable, the call did not even use a thousandth of gram of waves. For waves are not to be measured by weight. When one speaks of biodynamic agriculture in terms of a few grams of preparations which act as relays or catalysers of precise processes indispensable to the life of plant, a life which we have seen is not tangible, those who have not become aware of the energy world they use every day become offended.
Let’s be serious about how many grams of quartz make your watch work for ever a year. So why shouldn’t a biodynamic preparation based on quartz accelerate photosynthesis, which generates the sugars, the colours, the aromas? Why wouldn’t the preparations destined for the earth accelerate mycorhiza, that is so to say, the linking of roots with earth ? A branch of the Swiss government came up with proof supporting that. For 18 years they compared the two agricultures: conventional, biological, and biodynamic. On the other hand, it is understandable that they multiply the use of all these toxic chemicals. To be convinced, you need only read the small print on the labels.
They inundate the vines and the soil with fungicides, with chemicals to prevent rot, spiders, pests, as well as herbicides. Each treatment strangles a little bit more the link between the forces which influences our lives and quality.
The result, dear wine-lowers, is three comments that are very important for the quality of the wines with which you stock your cellars :
- The use of chemical treatments, as we have just seen, reduces the capacity of the vines to receive solar energy through their leaves and earth energy through their roots, and there is no way to avoid this increasing. Each additional treatment necessary to control disease – which are not yet recognised as deficiency indicators of strength and health – will bring about collapse on a large scale, which will in turn necessitate more treatments.
It is understandable that for wine-growers caught in this dilemma, technology will be the only way they can have at least an appearance of quality in their wines. Their wines can thus be imitated in countries where labor is cheaper. On top of that, their capacity to age as they should is greatly diminished.
- The so called “agriculture raisonnée” would be satisfied with where the use of the very toxic chemicals is reduced by about 20% does not constitute any real progress on the level of the life-forces the wine needs to remain in good health and to manifest its appellation. This explains why more and more choose biology or biodynamic as the only method which effectively links the vine to its environment.
- By using this world of energies more directly, biodynamics takes a very important additional step, thereby considerably increasing the possibility for the vines to receive the characteristic of the appellation this providing the basis for what we love in a wine. Also thanks to its special relationship with the life-forces, two or three years of biodynamics can wipe out the harmful effects of herbicides. It takes biological agriculture several decades to reach the same goal. This was proved in Australia when land saturated with DDT, which had been declared forbidden to cultivate by the government, was opened to cultivation again after three years of biodynamics. I could speak of all this at great length. Thus more and more serious wine-growers will continue to swell the ranks of biodynamics, even if attempts are made to ridicule them directly or indirectly, in order to preserve lucrative economic markets.