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
    • Barolo in the spotlight: Barolo Boys and Barolo & Barbaresco

      Some of the protagonists of “Barolo Boys” (L to R): Elio Altare, Domenico Clerico, Chiara Boschis, Marco de Grazia. In 1983, a chainsaw echoed across the hills of the Barolo region. No humans were harmed in this Barolo massacre: Elio Altare took a chainsaw into the cellar of his family’s cellars and cut up the large botti, or large wooden casks, often leaky and fetid, that his father used.

      Tyler Colman/ Dr Vino's wine blog- 4 readers -
    • Garnacha With Love

      The wine grape Grenache in France, or Garnacha, as it’s called in Spain, is one of the most widely planted grapes in the world. Sadly in the USA, we tend to think of it primarily as a blending grape, when there are many vineyards producing great single varietals. I recently had an opportunity to taste six of the Spanish beauties, and the first four wines have tasting notes are below.

      jvb uncorked- 1 readers -
    • A Seriously Useful Guide on Biodynamic Wines

      What exactly is Biodynamic Wine and why is it so controversial? Find out about biodynamic wines including how they’re made and how they taste. A Guide To Biodynamic Wine Some call it “Hippie, dippy, wacky commune back to the Earth zeitgeist” while proponents claim that it permits the only true expression of terroir.

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

    … gave his life for the chance of freedom. A history kept alive each year in early October, in an old chateau in the middle of a small French wine town.” Stay tuned for a more local edition of Real Haunted Wine Country: a Grass Valley Tasting Room Ghost Many thanks to John Corcoran of Balance Beam Partners. Alison Crowe is an award-winning…

    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 loose…

    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 Blauer Spatburgunder 2009 (Germany)$25.

    BC Pinot Noir- 3 readers -
  • Garden Salad, Remixed

    … like Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano (Baltimore) and celebrity chef Steve Johnson’s cucumber-yogurt salad recipe. Unique flavor aside, Purslane is packed with ten to twenty times more melatonin (an antioxidant sleep aid that may fight cancer) than most vegetables and fruits. It also has more heart-healthy omega-3 fats than any other edible green veggie…

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