A biodynamic life: Alex Podolinsky 1925–2019


Biodynamic pioneer Alex Podolinsky died yesterday at the age of 93. Max, one of the few wine writers to have interviewed him, looks at his influence on the wine world, both in his adopted country of Australia and throughout Europe. He also took this picture. 

When I interviewed Alex Podolinsky a few years ago in his house on a forest-fringed farm in Powelltown, in the Yarra Valley near Melbourne, the octogenarian biodynamic farmer and teacher offered to open an old bottle from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. But instead, with a characteristic twinkle in his eye, he made no effort...