Compost (/ˈkɒmpɒst/ or /ˈkɒmpoʊst/) is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. At the simplest level, the process of composting simply requires making a heap of wetted organic matter known as green waste (leaves, food waste) and waiting for the materials to break down into humus after a period of weeks or months. Modern, methodical composting is a multi-step, closely monitored process with measured inputs of water, air, and carbon- and nitrogen-rich materials.
Posts about Compost
    • A Blanck slate in Alsace

      Paul Blanck et fils Photo (c): Philippe Blanck‘s wines are his tabula rasa; Riesling, Muscat d’Alsace, Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, Chasselas, Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir. They are like children, young and innocent in their infancy, uncomplicated canvases, unaware of what complexities may befall them.

      Michael Godel/ Godelloin Pinot Noir Riesling- 5 readers -
  • Garnacha With Love

    … of Pyrenees mountain range. Really surprising value to be had here; with the soft fruit and complex body this bottle compares well with wines over $35. Vinas Del Vero’s Secastilla Somontano Garnacha 2009. 14.5% ABV. $24 street. Deep garnet in color, a nose of blackberry jam. Dark, spicy black fruit on the palate. Robust and viscous, this wine begs…

    jvb uncorked- 1 readers -
  • Barolo in the spotlight: Barolo Boys and Barolo & Barbaresco

    … regions, consumers and collectors around the world may increasingly develop a love affair with nebbiolo. So use these tools to get a lay of the land and the debates. See the movie. Read the book. Pull some corks. And start plotting an itinerary for a visit to the region. Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine, by Kerin O’Keefe…

    Tyler Colman/ Dr Vino's wine blog- 4 readers -
  • A Seriously Useful Guide on Biodynamic Wines

    … of the earliest converts Domaine LeRoy Red & White wines from Burgundy, France Cristal Champagne by Bollinger Champagne, France Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Aromatic white wines from Alsace, France TIP: There are just over 620 biodynamic wine producers in the world You can find biodynamic wines in United States, France, Germany, Spain…

    Hilarie Larson/ Wine Folly- 2 readers -
  • Real Haunted Wine Country: a Ghostly Encounter in Burgundy

    … the corners of wineries and we look up at the grey stones and lichen-encrusted oak trees and wonder if they don’t have their own ghost stories to tell. Below is a true “Wine Country” ghost story as told to me by my friend John Corcoran who lives just over the county line in Sonoma. John is a well-traveled and well known figure in the wine business…

    Alison Crowe/ Girl and The Grape- 3 readers -
  • WineChat: Old York Cellars 2013 Vidal Blanc

    … This is Drink Local Wine Week, but last week I was treated to my first New Jersey wine, the 2013 Vidal Blanc from Old York Cellars. While not located in one of New Jersey's three viticultural areas, they are members of the Garden State Wine Growers and Vintage North Jersey. Old York Cellars boasts 25 beautiful acres of preserved farmland and 13…

    Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine- 5 readers -
  • OMG!

    … skip to main | skip to sidebar Orange muscat grapes, that is. Vinomaker and I picked our Orange muscat (OM) today. Well, what was left of it. Looking almost like something that had escaped from my compost bin, Vinomaker had deliberately delayed harvesting the OM in the hopes of making a late harvest wine. OM clusters are rather…

    Vinsanity- 1 readers -
  • Tasting #15 – The 2009s – Four Years On

    … Pinots from Vancouver Island, the Similkameen & Okangan Valleys and a Spatburgunder Notes: Palate follows nose, savoury, cherries, wine in balance, good quality, simple -JG Savoury fruit, blueberry and chestnut echoes, balanced – BG Chalky tannins in balance with subdued fruit and crisp, food friendly acidity-Jacquelin G #1 Arns und Sohn…

    BC Pinot Noirin Pinot Noir- 3 readers -
  • Tasting #14 – The 2010s – Second Round

    … leaves, earthy; hint of musty nests! Palate LC: Astringent, light body, long finish, but little fruit, quite hot, cranberry, tannic BG: Tannic, dried out, , little fruit, acidic bit of alcohol burn AKG: some edge,, strawberry, simple watery EU: Pomegranate, raisin, lots of dry tannins and acids, moss compost Jacquelin G: seriously tannic and acidic…

    BC Pinot Noir- 2 readers -
  • Butter knife

    … Clarendon Hills Claret clay Climate Change Coastal Wine Trail of Southeastern New England cocktails Colette Faller Columbia Gorge Columbia Valley Columbus Day Common Threads compost Connecticut Connecticut Wine Trail Constellation Brands Cooking at Home Corey Creek cork corkscrews Corot Noir counterfeit Country Country Wine Court of Master Sommeliers…

    VinoVerve - 1 readers -
  • Garden Salad, Remixed

    …. And a trip to the garden is cheaper, and easier on the nose, than one to the fish market. So knock two items off your list this weekend: weed the garden, and fill your fridge. Because Purslane may be classified as a noxious weed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but it’s alright by us – and far too tasty for the compost heap. …

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  • Alsace and Biodynamics

    … the gap between science, art and religion. It espouses a principle of "human respect" for the community at large and the belief that every individual has a unique destiny. Aside from biodynamics, the Waldorf school network, which includes close to 2,500 schools worldwide, uses a holistic approach to teaching that is based on these principles. What…

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