New organic winemaking rules go only so far


Eva Kaluzynska, a fervent wine lover who works at the European Commission, sends this perhaps predictable despatch from Brussels. 

Thanks also to Monty Waldin for providing some additional information. Monty Waldin's Biodynamic Winegrowing: Theory and Practice (available from and soon to be published in a Kindle version, includes a detailed table explaining the various and complicated certification regulations.

It's official – from now on, you can buy organic wines with an official EU label to prove they meet new standards set throughout the European Union's wine-growing countries. The new rules were born on 1 August, just in...