Whole Hearted BioDynamic Wines

Wines are often deemed hearty when they are full-bodied, rich and dense. And when you look inside, some wines  reveal HEARTS as their major expression.  Is this expressing the heart and soul of the winemaker? The first heart I uncovered in wine was hiding in a 2001 Quintessa, “Bordeaux Blend”  That’s the above Napa Valley beauty. The next one was another Bordeaux Blend,...
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Body Prayers & the Qi Walk

I first heard the term ‘body prayer’ when Shirley Dockstader offered one at my 13th moon celebration. Shirley is an amazing teacher.  find her, she’s a champ. A body prayer is sacred movement, movement in which the soul expresses ITSELf. Or a body prayer can be kneeling in supplication to a higher power for help A  BODY PRAYER can be taking time to BE, walk and reflect in...
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Bio-Dynamics

I am always surprised at how much discussion and angst the topic of biodynamic wine brings.  So I decided I wanted to do my part at looking at bio-dynamics.  How about definitions first before getting into philosophy. Bio = life. Dynamics = related to physical force or energy, motion, pattern of growth or change, variation in intensity. So biodynamics, in my mind separate from Rudolph...
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