When Wine Tastes Best 2020

A Biodynamic Calendar for Wine Drinkers

When Wine Tastes Best 2020
Matthias Thun By (author)
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4.1 X 7.8 in
48 pg

COOKING / Beverages / Alcoholic / Wine


When you buy a bottle of wine to enjoy at home, wouldn't you like to know when it's going to be at its best? 

Based on the unmatched Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar, this handy little pocket guide tells you which days are optimum wine-drinking days, and which days to avoid if you want to get the most out of your glass. At least two major supermarket chains only do their wine tastings on the best days as indicated by this calendar! 

Includes a bonus month, December 2019, to cover the Christmas season.


"When to Drink Wine – an Introduction to the Theory," by Hilary Wright 
How to Use this Guide and Why it Works 
Month-by-month Calendar 
"Is Wine Bad for the Environment?" by Britt and Per Karlsson


“A number of heavyweights in the wine industry agree with her—supermarkets Tesco and Marks & Spencer hold tastings only on the days which her calendar says are favorable.” —Jamie Irving, Greatgrapes Blogspot 

“Anyone saving those extra-special bottles for Christmas and the New Year might want to consult a new biodynamic tasting calendar—and hold off on the corkscrew.” —Richard Woodward, Decanter.com 

“This is a great little introduction and handy reference—a perfect stocking filler.... We will certainly be keeping a copy at the shop!” —David Weale, Buon Vino, winner of the organic/biodynamic specialist wine retailer of the year Decanter award 2017 

“Whatever you think about biodynamic viticulture, it might be a fun experiment.” —Julia Harding, Jancisrobinson.com 

“David Motion, owner of The Winery in London's Maida Vale is now a convert and stocks a range of biodynamic vintages. ‘A root day won't make a good wine taste bad, but on a fruit day the wine is amost leaping out the bottle and singing ta-dah!’” —Jessica Fellows, Telegraph.co.uk 

“This pocket-sized guide to the best days for drinking wine will be of great interest to those who enjoy the subtleties of a glass of wine.... No avid wine drinker would want to be without this guide and with Christmas not so far away, and at such a modest price, When Wine Tastes Best would make an excellent 'stocking filler' for any friends and relatives who you know enjoy a glass of wine.” —New View 

“A gift for the wine lover in your life.... It'll be a talking point for your next Christmas party!” —Lovefood.com

Author Bio

Matthias Thun achieved a Masters in Beekeeping in 1966 and has kept bees for more than fifty years. The son of Maria Thun, the biodynamic pioneer, Matthias is continuing his mother's research into the effects of the moon, planets, and stars on biodynamic agricultural methods and has lectured on beekeeping at international biodynamic conferences and training seminars. He is the author of Biodynamic Beekeeping: A Sustainable Way to Keep Happy, Healthy Bees (2020) and produces the annual biodynamic guides Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar and When Wine Tastes Best.